Liberal Arts and Sciences: Gender and Sexuality Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies is an exciting program that analyzes how the social construction of gender shapes the lives of women and men. It is an interdisciplinary program that examines historical and contemporary issues through the lens of gender, while emphasizing race/ethnicity, class, and sexual identity as categories of analysis. Gendered perceptions of women and men in media, arts and sciences, health fields, and literature are examined. Internships designed to provide students with first-hand experience in public and private agencies and organizations are available.

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While most Gender and Sexuality Studies graduates continue to further their education upon leaving Tompkins Cortland Community College, there are a number of public agencies and private businesses in the community interested in employing students with this degree. Entry-level positions, as well as long-term careers exist in the fields of counseling, social work, education, health care, government bureaus, nonprofit organizations, and private enterprise.

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Program Chair

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ANNDREA MATHERS

Associate Professor, English

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Transfer Options

Gender and Sexuality Studies graduates may consider further study in women’s studies, men’s studies, women’s history, and gender or sexuality studies.

Colleges and universities that offer baccalaureate programs include:

  • Binghamton University
  • Buffalo State College
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • Cornell University
  • SUNY College at Cortland
  • SUNY College at Geneseo
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh
  • SUNY College at Purchase
  • Stony Brook University
  • Wells College

Degree Requirements

A.S.
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 60 credits

Fall Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15
ENGL100, Academic Writing I, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
PSYC103, Introduction to Psychology, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
SOCE121, Intro to Gender & Sexuality Studies, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
SOCI101, Introduction to Sociology, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
ASTR101, Introductory Astronomy, 3 cr.
BIOL100, Human Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL101, Principles of Biology I, 3 cr.
BIOL102, Principles of Biology II, 3 cr.
BIOL104, General Biology I, 4 cr.
BIOL105, General Biology II, 4 cr.
BIOL112, Essentials of Medical Microbiology, 3 cr.
BIOL114, Essentials of Nutrition, 3 cr.
BIOL115, Field Natural History, 3 cr.
BIOL116, Tropical Field Natural History, 4 cr.
BIOL119, Botany, 3 cr.
BIOL131, Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 cr.
BIOL132, Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 cr.
BIOL201, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 cr.
BIOL202, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 cr.
BIOL211, Ecology, 4 cr.
BIOL216, General Microbiology, 4 cr.
CHEM101, Principles of Chemistry I, 4 cr.
CHEM102, Principles of Chemistry II, 4 cr.
CHEM107, General Chemistry I, 4 cr.
CHEM108, General Chemistry II, 4 cr.
CHEM205, Organic Chemistry I, 4 cr.
CHEM206, Organic Chemistry II, 4 cr.
ENVS101, Introduction to Environmental Science, 3 cr.
ENVS102, Technology and the Environment, 3 cr.
ENVS116, Soil Science, 3 cr.
ENVS141, Agroecology, 3 cr.
ENVS202, Integrated Pest Management, 3 cr.
GEOL101, Introductory Geology, 3 cr.
METR101, Introductory Meteorology, 3 cr.
PHSC104, General Physics I, 4 cr.
PHSC105, General Physics II, 4 cr.
PHSC211, Physics I (Mechanics and Heat), 4 cr.
PHSC212, Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism), 4 cr.
PHSC213, Physics III (Waves, Optics and Modern Physics), 4 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives

Spring Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15
ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL248, Contemporary Women Writers, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
SOCI203, Sociology of Race, Power, and Privilege, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
HSTY201, American History to 1877 Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
HSTY202, American History Since 1877 Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
MATH109, Statistical Literacy, 3 cr.
MATH110, Topics in Mathematics, 3 cr.
MATH120, College Algebra, 4 cr.
MATH122, Technical Mathematics, 3 cr.
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics, 4 cr.
MATH200, Statistics, 3 cr.
MATH201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
MATH203, Calculus III, 4 cr.
MATH206, Differential Equations, 4 cr.
MATH216, Discrete Mathematics, 4 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives

Fall Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15
SOCE201, Human Sexuality, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
WGST120, Women and Health Care, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
ART101, Art History: Ancient to Early Medieval, 3 cr.
ART102, Art History: Renaissance to Contemporary , 3 cr.
ART109, Introduction to Graphic Design, 3 cr.
ART110, Design I, 3 cr.
ART111, Photography I, 3 cr.
ART112, Photography II, 3 cr.
ART114, Design II, 3 cr.
ART115, Painting I, 3 cr.
ART117, Design Foundations I, 3 cr.
ART118, Design Foundations II, 3 cr.
ART120, Drawing I, 3 cr.
ART122, Drawing II, 3 cr.
ART123, Exploring Artistic Techniques, 3 cr.
ART124, Design Thinking & Visual Communication, 3 cr.
ART130, Ceramics, 3 cr.
ART131, Ceramics II, 3 cr.
ART180, Typography, 3 cr.
ART200, Illustration, 3 cr.
ART259, Web and Digital Application Design, 3 cr.
ART270, Computer Graphics, 3 cr.
ART271, Layout Design, 3 cr.
CRJU217, Ethics in Criminal Justice, 3 cr.
ENGL102, Approaches to Literature, 3 cr.
ENGL105, Beginning Acting, 3 cr.
ENGL200, Screenwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL212, Fiction Writing, 3 cr.
ENGL215, Short Fiction, 3 cr.
ENGL220, Literature for Children, 3 cr.
ENGL227, Fundamentals of Creative Writing, 3 cr.
ENGL229, Introduction to Poetry, 3 cr.
ENGL233, Film Analysis, 3 cr.
ENGL255, Writing Television Drama & Comedy, 3 cr.
ENGL256, Playwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL258, Creative Nonfiction Writing, 3 cr.
ENGL262, Poetry Writing, 3 cr.
ENVS105, Environmental Ethics, 3 cr.
ENVS112, Food Systems III: Identity, Ethics, and Culture in the Global Food System, 3 cr.
HUMN232, Introduction to World Religions, 3 cr.
MUSI101, Music Appreciation, 3 cr.
PHIL101, Introduction to Philosophy, 3 cr.
PHIL201, Contemporary Moral Issues, 3 cr.
RECR215, Recreation and the Expressive Arts, 3 cr.
RECR270, Wilderness and the American Culture, 3 cr.
SOCE258, Creative Nonfiction Writing, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
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Spring Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15
HSTY233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
ENGL201, Public Speaking Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL204, Interpersonal Communication Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL210, Intercultural Communication Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
ANTH@
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ART101, Art History: Ancient to Early Medieval, 3 cr.
ART102, Art History: Renaissance to Contemporary , 3 cr.
ART104, History of Photography and Video, 3 cr.
ASL@
ASTR@
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CHEM@
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COMM101, Mass Media, 3 cr.
COMM225, Communication Law and Ethics, 3 cr.
CRJU104, Introduction to Corrections, 3 cr.
CRJU105, Introduction to Criminal Justice, 3 cr.
CRJU217, Ethics in Criminal Justice, 3 cr.
CSCI160, Computer Science I, 3 cr.
CSCI165, Computer Science II, 3 cr.
CSCI205, Computer Science III-Data Structures, 3 cr.
ECON@
EDUC295, Foundations of Education, 3 cr.
ENGL@
ENVS101, Introduction to Environmental Science, 3 cr.
ENVS102, Technology and the Environment, 3 cr.
ENVS105, Environmental Ethics, 3 cr.
ENVS107, Economy, Society & Environment, 3 cr.
ENVS108, Environmental Psychology, 3 cr.
ENVS110, Food Systems I: Introduction to the U.S. Food System, 3 cr.
ENVS111, Food System II: Food Movements, 3 cr.
ENVS112, Food Systems III: Identity, Ethics, and Culture in the Global Food System, 3 cr.
ENVS116, Soil Science, 3 cr.
ENVS141, Agroecology, 3 cr.
ENVS202, Integrated Pest Management, 3 cr.
ENVS295, Global Seminar, 3 cr.
ESL120, Writing and Grammar III, 4 cr.
ESL121, Reading & Vocabulary III, 4 cr.
FREN@
GEOG@
GEOL@
GERM@
HSTY@
HUMN@
HUMS206, Juvenile Delinquency, 3 cr.
IED260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
ITAL@
MATH@
METR@
MUSI101, Music Appreciation, 3 cr.
MUSI108, Music Theory I, 3 cr.
MUSI109, Music Theory II, 3 cr.
PHIL@
PHSC@
POSC@
PSYC@
RECR150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
RECR270, Wilderness and the American Culture, 3 cr.
RUSN@
SOCE@
SOCI@
SPAN@
WGST@
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Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
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Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
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