Gender Studies


Gender studies examines contemporary and historical issues of social activism, identity, and social justice.  Students interested in feminist and queer studies may be interested in this program.

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Gender studies courses equip students with a skill set to understand society and issues of inequality and/or to support students interested in social justice activism. Curriculum and assignments engage with topics related to the complex relationships between identities including but not limited to gender, sex, sexuality, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, ability, documentation status, and class. These courses are each designed to prepare students to take upper division courses at a transfer institution.

Program Length

Currently, the program offers non-sequential, semester-long courses.

Transfer Options

The courses offered in the gender studies program fulfill IGETC and CSU transfer requirements.

Program Specific Support

Students may sign up for a co-requisite writing course through the IVC Writing Center and may sign up for student services tutoring hours. 

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Coming Soon: Completion Teams to get students from start to goal! Look for your team beginning fall 2021!

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