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Ethnic, Gender, and Transborder Studies


Gain an interdisciplinary perspective of the histories, cultures, socio-economic concerns, politics, and identities of people of color and people of multiple genders and sexualities on their own terms. Explore the stories, social movements, diasporas, and achievements of historically marginalized peoples in the United States while attending to transborder and global perspectives.  

This concentration encourage students to learn current theories about the intersectionality and social construction of ethnicity, race, class, gender, and sexuality while scrutinizing traditional assumptions in order to better understand themselves and their society and to make enlightened choices. It prepares students to become agents of change in their communities, in institutions, and in the world on behalf of social justice.

Students should meet with a social sciences faculty member, an advisor, or a counselor to plan their course of study using the appropriate major guide.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AOALIBRALART/ALA/EGTS

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options:  After completing a bachelor's degree, seek employment in a variety of fields including teaching, research, journalism, law, government or business

Academic Options:  Continue studies toward a bachelor of arts in Ethnic studies, Gender and Women's studies, or the other related social sciences.  All courses in Pima’s concentration are not required at all transfer universities, but provide a good lower division preparation for social and behavioral science majors.

Program Requirements 2017-2018

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select courses to met the I and either the C or G requirement. ** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Subtotal 29

Required Core Courses - A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Select 5 transferable courses from the following prefixes ***


Subtotal 15

Required Support Courses - A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Second Language Requirement ****
  Completion of a language course numbered 202, fourth semester level. 16
Subtotal 16
Total 60

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Other Requirements - Second Language courses.

** Second Language course numbered 202 fulfills the G requirement (or the C requirement if the language is ASL).  The I and either the C or G requirement should be fulfilled by selecting appropriate courses in the above categories.

*** Courses cross listed with AIS, GLS, GWS and MAS prefixes may also be applied to meet required core coursework.  Note:  Some core courses nay also fulfill AGEC category requirements.  If you complete a core course which "double-dips"  to also meet general education requirements, you will need to complete additional transfer courses to meet the minimum 60 credits required for an associate's degree.

**** (Bilingual or International students should consult an advisor or counselor concerning exceptions to this requirement.) If a student satisfies the language requirement in fewer than 16 credits, additional credit hours of transferable electives must be completed to meet the minimum Associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.