Degrees & Certificates
Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies
Associate in Arts for Transfer
About the Program
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Studies introduces students to the study of LGBTQ people, including activism, politics, history, and art that is the foundation of queer studies. Th e program supports students earning degrees in psychology, child development, education, criminal justice, human services, all health occupations, business and hospitality.
About the Degree
The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies for Transfer is designed
for prospective California State University
(CSU) transfer students who are preparing for careers in the field of Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies. Completion of the Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies Transfer degree will provide a streamlined pathway for transfer to a CSU campus with a Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies or similar major.
Examples of CSU majors include American Studies, Gender Studies, Liberal Studies w/ option in Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture & Society, Sociology - Concentration in Race, Class, and Gender, Sociology with Inequalities and Diversity option, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Women's Studies. Students should consult with a counselor to determine whether or not this degree is the best option for their transfer goals. General education requirements should be selected carefully based on the intended transfer institution; please see a counselor for details if you are pursuing transfer to the UC system.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies, students will able to discuss the social, economic, political, intellectual and cultural contributions of LGBTQ+ people of the past and present.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies, students will be able to discuss how sexual identity and gender identity combine with nationality, race and ethnicity, religion, social class, and physical ability to shape the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies, students will be able to synthesize the relationships between epistemological frameworks used in LGBTQ+ studies and those used in other areas (i.e. Queer Theory, Feminist Theory, and Critical Theory).
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies, students will be able to compare and contrast the key methodologies utilized in LGBTQ+ studies.
|LBGT 1 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies||3|
|SOC 3 Cultural and Racial Minorities||3|
|SOC 11 Sociology of Gender||3|
|WMST 1 Introduction to Women's Studies||3|
|WMST 2 Global Perspective of Women||3|
|Area 1: History or Government|
|HIST 32 U.S. Women's History||3|
|Area 2: Arts and Humanities|
|ENG 32 U.S. Women's Literature||3|
|HUMN 4 Global Cinemas||4|
|PHIL 5 Feminist Philosophy||3|
|RELS 3 Introduction To Women's Spirituality||3|
|RELS 11 The Nature of Islam||3|
|Area 3: Social Science|
|ANTR 5 Cultures of the U.S. in Global Perspective||3|
|GS 1 Introduction to Global Studies||3|
|GS 2 Global Issues||3|
|HEA 11 Health and Social Justice||3|
|PSYC 3 Introduction to Social Psychology||3|
|PSYC 13 Psychology of Women||3|
|Area 4: Quantitative Reasoning (only one course may be used)|
|MATH 40 Statistic and Probability or|
|PSYC 25 Research Methods or|
|SOC 13 Research Methods||4|
|Total Units in the Major||18 - 20|
|General Education and Electives||40 - 42|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Updated: July 2022