2022-2023 Olympic College Catalog 
    Mar 20, 2023  
2022-2023 Olympic College Catalog

American Ethnic & Gender Studies (AA-DTA)

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Students who intend to major in American Ethnic & Gender Studies at a four-year institution should complete the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree. Students should work closely with an advisor at the baccalaureate institution they plan to transfer to before finalizing their education plan.

American Ethnic & Gender Studies (AEGS) is an exploratory pathway intended for all students who want to learn more about how identities and communities are formed and transformed. Drawing from the humanities and social sciences, AEGS coursework is designed to give students the skills necessary to analyze the relationships among race, gender, sexuality, ability, land and other social formations. Students learn to effectively engage with diverse voices, cultures, lives, and visions of the human experience. Students are also equipped with the critical thinking tools necessary to ask questions about and cultivate solutions to our most pressing social issues and problems. Such knowledge and skills are not only essential to thriving in a complex world but are also transferable to many degrees and careers. STudents may also dive deeper into a particular area of interest. The AEGS pathway focuses on these key areas: Identity, power, culture, history, and research.

Quarter by Quarter Plan

The following is a list of suggested courses to meet the requirements for the Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree and to better prepare you for focusing on this major at the University level. Please note that you are not required to carry this credit load or follow this sequence.

Fall - First Year

Spring - First Year

Winter - Second Year

Spring - Second Year

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