The LGBT Studies Certificate Program was created in 2012 to prepare students interested in a degree in LGBT studies for transfer to a two or four-year institution. The program was also designed to provide career training for future and incumbent teachers who are required to deliver curriculum required by the Fair and Inclusive Education Act.
This certificate program will prepare students with applicable knowledge related to careers in education, a wide range of social services, health care, public safety, counseling, and for work in non-profit organizations related to the LGBT community.
Student Learning Outcomes
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The LGBT Studies Program has three LGBT focused courses that, together with the other required courses, serve as the foundation for the program. The elective courses allow students to explore more closely LGBT topics of interest. The three LGBT focused courses are scheduled in the recommended sequence beginning in the fall semester of each year.
To learn more about each of these courses, use the links at the bottom right of this page.
Required Courses (12 Units)LGBT-120 Introduction to LGBT StudiesLGBT-121 21st Century Issues and ActivismANTH-150 Sex & Gender Cross-Cultural PerspectivePSYC-135 Human Sexuality
Electives (6 Units)
LGBT-190 Service Learning/InternshipCFS-140 The Child, Family and CommunityPSYC-125 Human DevelopmentPHIL-137 Comparative ReligionsHUMA-186/Film-110 Culture and Gender In FilmCOUN-124 Working With Diverse Populations*Approved electives offered by City College of San Francisco
Napa Valley College has partnered with City College of San Francisco (CCSF) to offer this program. Students may choose from over twenty different elective courses in LGBT Studies offered by CCSF to fulfill the elective requirements for this certicate program. Many of the courses offered by CCSF are available online so that students can take them without having to travel to the CCSF campus. For a list of the approved courses, please contact the LGBT Studies Program Coordinator.
Students may enter the LGBT Studies Certificate Program at any time. Students who are new to the college must complete an application for admission. We highly recommend that all new students meet with a counselor to develop and Education Plan. Students already admitted to Napa Valley College can simply enroll in one of the courses using the regular course registration process. We recommend starting this certificate program by enrolling in LGBT-120. This course meets the Napa Valley College general education degree requirements for social and behavioral science and multicultural/gender studies. LGBT-120 and LGBT-121 are transferable to the CSU and UC systems.
A two-year degree in LGBT Studies is now available from City College of San Francisco. A four-year degree in LGBT Studies is available at San Diego State University. Sonoma State University offers a minor in Queer Studies. The LGBT-120 course qualifies for transfer to all of these programs. Other required courses and the electives may qualify for transfer or elective credit.
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