The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
This major has been inactivated as of fall 2018 and replaced with the Social Justice Studies major.
Students completing the Women's and Gender Studies program will be provided with a framework for examining women and gender in a relation to race, class, sexuality, colonialism, multiculturalism and globalization. Students will examine the ways in which women and men are gendered in diverse societies and discuss their lives, roles and contributions. The major will prepare students for transfer to a university in this interdisciplinary field or will provide the foundation for lifelong learning.
- Compare and contrast the current and historical gender roles of a variety of ethnic and global groups;
- write clearly, concisely, and persuasively about significant events and issues relating to gender;
- analyze the biological and cultural aspects that contribute to gender identity;
- identify and analyze cultural and religious value systems that contribute to prejudice including bias, stereotyping, sexism, and homophobia; and
- analyze and interpret significant texts, images and traditions related to gender across cultures and time periods.