Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies, Associate in Arts

Program Code: 0210


This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS). This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an Associate in Arts (AA) degree and a General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
HUM 144 Gender and Feminisms in the Arts 1,2,3 3
HISTORY 118 Women In American History 1,2,3 3
Elective 3
Semester 2
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
HUM 146 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender 3 3
Pathway Elective in Humanities 1,2 3
SOC 207 The Sociology Of Sex & Gender 3 3
BIOLOGY 113 The Biology Of Women (or other Physical Sciences or Life Sciences course without lab) 1,2 3
Semester 3
Fine Arts course (GWSS emphasis recommended) 1 3
MATH 125 Introductory Statistics (or other Mathematics course) 1 4
Pathway Elective in Social and Behavioral Sciences 1 3
Physical Sciences or Life Sciences course with lab 1 4
Pathway Elective 2 3
Semester 4
Pathway Elective 2 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Pathway Elective or other elective 2 3
Pathway Elective or other elective 2 3
 Total Hours62

General Education course


Pathway Elective


GWSS Pathway Core course


ANTHRO 202Cultural Anthropology *3
BIOLOGY 113The Biology Of Women3
CRM JUS 202Issues In Criminal Justice *3
FIN ART 104The World Of The Cinema *3
FIN ART 105History of Painting, Sculpture & Architecture *3
HISTORY 118Women In American History3
HUM 105The New World Of Mass Media *3
HUM 144Gender and Feminisms in the Arts3
HUM 146Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender3
HUM 201General Course I Humanities *3
HUM 208Women In Creative-Performing Arts3
LIT 137The Black Woman In Black Fiction3
LIT 150Women's Literature3
LIT 153Gay and Lesbian Literature3
PHIL 110Social/Political Philosophy *3
PHIL 225Philosophy Of Art *3
PSYCH 203The Psychology of Women3
SOC 203Sociology of Families and Intimate Relationships3
SOC 207The Sociology Of Sex & Gender3

Select a section with Gender, Women's, and/or Sexuality Studies emphasis. GWSS emphasis offerings vary by semester, instructor, and department.

Recommended electives may vary by transfer institution. Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Institution-specific transfer guides and agreements can be found on CCC's transfer site.