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Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies, B.A. - GEMS Subplan/Option: 120 units


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Offered by: College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department

Subplan/Option Required: 21 units


As a GEMS major, you are highly encouraged to select an emphasis. Any combination of courses selected in consultation with an advisor will satisfy the required 21 units. Emphases are listed to provide guidance for helping students to choose courses of interest that best fit your career goals, but there is no requirement for choosing a specific emphasis for fulfilling these units. Please see your faculty advisor when you are taking your last class for your emphasis. Select from the following GEMS emphases:

  • African American Studies
  • Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies
  • Asian Pacific Islander Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies

In consultation with your faculty advisor, students are encouraged to:

  • select one course from each Content Area from the list below for a total of 15 units.
  • select two additional courses from any Content Area to support your emphasis for a total of 6 units.

Note(s):


Students who matriculated in 2021-2022 and henceforth should take Historical Content course(s) EWS 2011 , EWS 2021 , EWS 2031 , or EWS 2041 .

Unrestricted Electives: 24-36 units


Select a sufficient number of courses so that the total from “Major Required”, “Subplan/Option Required”, “GE”, and “Unrestricted Electives” is at least 120 units.

General Education Requirements: 48 units


Students should view their Degree Progress Report (DPR) for information regarding their General Education requirements. Unless specific GE courses are required for their major, please refer to the list of approved courses in the General Education Program in the University Catalog, https://catalog.cpp.edu. When viewing the catalog, students should select the catalog year associated with the GE requirements listed in their Degree Progress Report.

Area A. English Language Communication and Critical Thinking (9 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Oral Communication
2. Written Communication
3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (12 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Physical Sciences
2. Life Sciences
3. Laboratory Activity
4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Arts and Humanities (12 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area and 3 additional units from sub-areas 1 and/or 2
1. Visual and Performing Arts
2. Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Civilization
3. Arts and Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (9 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. U.S. History and American Ideals
2. U.S. Constitution and California Government
4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (3 units)


Area F. Ethnic Studies (3 units)


American Institutions: 6 units


Courses that satisfy this requirement may also satisfy GE Areas D1 and D2.

Graduation Writing Test


The Graduation Writing Test (GWT) is suspended until Fall 2025. Students entering Cal Poly Pomona before Fall 2025 are not required to take the Graduation Writing Test.

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