New Social Justice Studies Degree Programs

August 09, 2019

American River College is launching new interdisciplinary Social Justice Studies programs, with the first new class offered in Fall 2019.

“ARC is very excited to introduce this important new program to our students and community,” said ARC President Thomas Greene. “Our Social Justice Studies transfer programs will prepare students to get a great start on their bachelor’s degree, while also giving them a strong foundation in social justice issues.”

ARC will offer two Associate Degree in Transfer options: one with a concentration in Race and Ethnicity and the other in Women, Gender, and LGBTQ studies. Both programs provide students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University (CSU) for transfer. Students with these degrees will receive priority admission with junior status to the CSU system.

“Transfer degrees are a great option for students. They provide a clear pathway for students to attend a CSU and get a bachelor’s degree,” Greene said. “Transfer degrees also effectively prepare students for the next level. Data consistently shows that students who complete transfer degrees enjoy academic success when they complete their bachelor’s at a CSU.”

In Fall 2019, ARC is offering three key courses in the degree programs:

Social Justice Studies 300 - Introduction to Social Justice Studies
Sociology 320 - Minorities in America
Sociology 342 - Gender Relations in American Society

In addition, ARC is offering a variety of general education classes that meet degree requirements. The degree programs are interdisciplinary, including classes in fields such as anthropology, English literature, history, humanities, political science, psychology, and more. In Spring 2020, ARC will offer another new course, Social Justice Studies 310, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies.

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Social Justice Studies
The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies: Race and Ethnicity for Transfer degree provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system.

Associate Degrees for Transfer
Students who receive an associate degree for transfer (ADT) at a community college are guaranteed admission with junior standing to a California State University (CSU).