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Catalog 2015-16 
Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Women’s Studies

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education courses .


Spring Semester Year 1

Fall Semester Year 2

  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences (with lab) 4 Credits.
  • Program Requirement - Two-Semester Sequence (HIST 111  recommended) 3 Credits.
  • Program Elective 8-9 Credits.

Spring Semester Year 2

  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credits.
  • Program Requirement - Two Semester Sequence (HIST 112  recommended) 3 Credits. 
  • Program Electives 8-9 Credits.

General Education Requirements and Electives - 34-35 Credits

General Education Requirements:

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . 

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.


  • Arts and Humanities (PHIL 101  recommended) 3 Credits.
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (at least one course must have a lab) 7-8 Credits.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.

Program Requirements and Electives - 26-27 Credits

Program Requirements:

Critical Thinking:

Choose one from this list:

Program Electives:

Choose 17-18 credits from the following list of recommended electives.

Additional classes may be selected from anywhere in the college if needed. Courses should be selected based on transfer institution requirements.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60 min*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.

 NOTE: Depending on the General Education electives completed, more than 15 credits of Electives may be needed to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree.

**These courses may also be used as General Education electives.

Transfer Pattern Description

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Gender and Women’s Studies. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. analyze the complex ways in which gender is socially constructed and contextualized within different aspects of the human experience–particularly areas such as family, health, popular culture, education, and the paid and unpaid labor force;
  2. connect the discipline of Women’s and Gender Studies to the history of the feminist movement;
  3. prepare and execute written and oral communication with objectivity, conciseness, and clarity;
  4. evaluate sources of print and Internet information on gender and other forms of cultural diversity;
  5. explore their own voice by using their understanding of feminist theory and practice to examine connections between their own personal experiences and larger institutional structures;
  6. examine complex situations of women in diverse cultures and their interdependence in an era of globalization;
  7. explore the social construction of gender and the way it intersects with other forms of difference, specifically race, ethnicity, class, age, and sexuality; and
  8. apply multiple methodologies in developing research and critical thinking skills and forms of human inquiry.

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