The Social Justice Studies major is an “area of emphasis” (AOE) focused on developing critical and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality and identity. It has specifically been designed to prepare students at the community college level for transfer into a variety of CSU majors including but not limited to:
African American Studies; Africana Studies; American Indian Studies; American Studies; Arabic Language, Literature and Culture; Asian American Studies; Chicano/Chicana Studies; Ethnic Studies; Gender Studies; Labor and Employment Studies; Labor Studies; Latin American Studies; Liberal Studies w/ Option in Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture & Society; Liberal Studies - Border Studies Option; Mexican-American Studies; Modern Jewish Studies; Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding; Sociology - Concentration in Critical Race Studies; Sociology - Concentration Race, Class, and Gender; Sociology with Inequalities and Diversity Option; Social Science with Emphasis in Islamic and Arabic Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Women’s Studies.
This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of race and ethnicity in the United States and the world beyond. It examines social justice movements in relation to ethnic and racial groups in the United States to provide a basis for a better understanding of the socioeconomic, cultural and political conditions among Native American, African American, Asian American, and Latina and Latino American communities. Using an intersectional lens, we will explore colonialism, racism and social movements in the U.S. context.
This course introduces students to the origins, purpose, subject matter, and methods of Women's Studies and to feminist perspectives on a range of social issues affecting people of diverse backgrounds. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's and Gender Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. Gender scholarship critically analyzes themes of gendered performance and power in a range of social spheres, such as law, culture, education, work, medicine, social policy and the family. It will include the study of gender and its intersections with race, class, sexuality, dis/ability, age, religion, and other systems of difference.
This course is an introduction to queer studies, with a focus on intersectionality and social justice. This introductory course examines a broad range of contemporary gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues in various contexts including the bio-medical, cultural, sociological, political, racial and sexual.
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