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Associate of Arts with an Emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Award: Associate of Arts
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:

The Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies AA with Emphasis does not have any specific admission requirements, please see individual course prerequisites


Description:

Minneapolis College’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program offers classes that explore the relationships between power, knowledge, and social justice. More specifically, WGSS examines the construction of heteronormative gender and sexuality as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities; the relationship between ideas about gender and concepts inherent to other social, political, and cultural structures; and the implications of feminist and sexuality studies. The program explores the significance of gender and sexuality across a range of human experiences, paying particular attention to women and LGBTQIA+ populations. While gender and sexuality are fundamental to our field, WGSS also recognizes that our lives and identities as gendered being are intersected by other differences (such as race, class, dis/ability, nationality, etc.) that inform who we are and how we relate to the world. As such, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive understanding of human experience that recognizes those differences.




COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 WGSS 1101

 Introduction to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

 3.00

 ENGA 1110 or ENGL 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 General Elective  Choose any course

 2.00

 General Elective

 Choose any course

 2.00

 *MnTC Goal Area 3  Choose any MnTC Goal Area 3 course with a traditional lab other than Biology.

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 WGSS 1140

 Gender, Media and Pop Culture

 3.00

 Choose one of the WGSS courses from the list below

 WGSS 1120 Or

 WGSS 2200 Or

 WGSS 2211 Or

 WGSS 2213 Or

 WGSS 2235 Or

 WGSS 2240

 Lesbian Cultures

 The Female Divine

 Resisting Gender Violence

 Engaging Justice: Women's and LGBTQ Social Movements

 Women Poets of the World

Captive Bodies: Gender and Mass Incarceration

 3.00

 Choose one of the HIST courses from the list below

 HIST 2241 Or

 HIST 2242

 Women in Early America

 Women in Modern America

 3.00

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00
 MnTC Goal Area 4

 Choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 4

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00




COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 WGSS 1115

 The Politics of Sex

 3.00

Choose one course from the list below not taken in the previous semester

 WGSS 1120 Or

 WGSS 2200 Or

 WGSS 2211 Or

 WGSS 2213 Or

 WGSS 2235 Or

 WGSS 2240


 Lesbian Cultures

 The Female Divine

 Resisting Gender Violence

 Engaging Justice: Women's and LGBTQ Social Movements

 Women Poets of the World

 Captive Bodies: Gender and Mass Incarceration

 

 3.00

 BIOL 1160

 Biology of Women

 3.00

 CMST 2005

 Communication and Gender

 3.00

**MnTC Goal Area 5 Course

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area 5 course other than Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) or History (HIST)

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 WGSS 2212

 Gender, Health and the Environment

 3.00

 **MnTC Goal Area 6 courses

 Choose two courses from MnTC Goal Area 6 other than Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. (Recommended courses: ENLT 1158 Women's Literature and PHIL 2215 Feminist Philosophy)

 6.00

 General Elective  Choose any course

1.00

 General Education Electives

 Choose courses from any of the MnTC Goal Areas

 6.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00

Students need to complete the entire 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) as well as elective credits to reach 60 credits for the A.A. with an Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

* MnTC Goal Area 3:  Students must complete a minimum of two courses in two different disciplines, one course must have a traditional lab and the other course must have a traditional lab-or-lab-like experience from MnTC Goal Area 3. BIOL 1160 is required for the emphasis and satisfies one of the required MnTC 3 disciplines and has a lab-like experience.

**To complete the A.A. with an Emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, students must complete at least two courses from two different disciplines in MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 6.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework