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San Diego State U.’s New “Certificate of Transgender Studies”
College Insurrection ^ | 4/7/2014

Posted on 04/07/2014 3:00:29 AM PDT by markomalley

San Diego State University has announced its an exciting, new graduate-level program.

This should really help graduates get a career-launching job…at the local coffee house.  Or, in the case of San Diego, perhaps a regional brewery.

The university will offer an “Advanced Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies,” starting this fall.

According to a university press release, the purpose of the program is to “advance knowledge in sexual and gender identity, and increase understanding of the diverse cultural, historical, ethnic, racial and contemporary experiences of people across sexualities.”

The university boasts that the new LGBT certificate program will be one of only a few such programs offered in the U.S.

In addition to twelve units of academic course work, the certificate will require students to participate in community service and “activism.” The university statement does not specify what kind of “activism” students will perform, but internships and gay and lesbian themed “study abroad” trips will be part of the program.

This year, students in the LGBT study abroad program will travel to Jamaica as part of their taxpayer-funded coursework.

Other courses in the program include, “Sex & the Sacred,” “Lesbian Lives and Cultures,” and one course entitled, “Women and the Environment.”

San Diego State was among the first public universities in the nation to offer courses in LGBT Studies. Its first such courses date back to the 1970′s. “We saw a real need to build a program to pull all of the graduate-level classes that explore LGBT issues together into one place,” said Esther Rothblum, a women’s studies professor who heads up the new program.

Each summer for the past seven years, the university has held a rainbow flag raising ceremony on campus, in honor of San Diego’s Pride Week.

SDSU even hosts a special “Lavender” graduation ceremony each spring, reserved exclusively for students “who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or allies.”

Traditional academic disciplines such as mathematics, science, and the humanities, are not placed on a pedestal at San Diego State University. Instead, SDSU’s focus on race and sexual orientation extends to its core academic requirements. The university requires every undergraduate to fulfill a cultural diversity requirement in order to graduate. Meanwhile, it is possible to graduate without ever taking an American history course.

“Diversity is a cornerstone of a well-rounded education,” said provost Nancy Marlin in response to the university’s newest graduate-level program.

The “Advanced Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies” adds yet another weapon to San Diego State’s arsenal of programs designed to shape the moral and political views of the youth–all at taxpayer expense.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda
Where not to send kids to college...
1 posted on 04/07/2014 3:00:30 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

This should tell you where education has gone


2 posted on 04/07/2014 3:02:25 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: markomalley

And to think there are people here who laugh at those who have degrees in Art History!


3 posted on 04/07/2014 3:02:38 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: markomalley

Nuts!


4 posted on 04/07/2014 3:05:01 AM PDT by ZULU (STOP JEB BUSH!!!! NO MORE BUSHES!! US OUT OF THE UN AND UN OUT OF US!!)
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To: markomalley

I guess San Diego State is a decent school. However, I hadn’t heard that their was a big demand over Transgender Studies. This certificate even if legitimate (it’s not) is basically worthless. You can’t even teach with it. You will need to have an advanced degree just to have any possible use for it. Total waste of money for people to go after this certificate. Of course, it is a money maker for those that want to be “progressive” and “enlighten”. Our country is in big trouble.


5 posted on 04/07/2014 3:07:33 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: markomalley

This is why tuition increased in CA colleges!

Future community agitators funded by big businesses, govt and non-profits...one can make money from this degree see Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 3:09:40 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: markomalley

I’m sure the degree will impress the manager at the local McDonald’s when it’s using it to apply for the fry guy job.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 3:12:09 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: markomalley

I’m sure the degree will impress the manager at the local McDonald’s when it’s using it to apply for the fry guy job....or is that fry gay job? Cant keep the PC rules straight. /sarc


8 posted on 04/07/2014 3:13:32 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: mikefive

McD’s? No. The first graduate will be CEO of Mozilla.


9 posted on 04/07/2014 3:15:09 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: mikefive
I’m sure the degree will impress the manager at the local McDonald’s when it’s using it to apply for the fry guy job.

Having had people apply for Help Desk positions with useless advanced degrees, I will tell you when I've hired them in the past, I've always had problems involving arrogance. Therefore, I won't hire somebody like that...they are "overqualified" -- and are basically unteachable.

I would imagine that there are plenty of hamburger-flipping managers who would likely feel the same.

10 posted on 04/07/2014 3:15:10 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

I’ve never been in the hiring business, but I’m sure all the managers out there are looking at that certificate and putting it in the round file. If I had a business, that’s what I would do, because it will lead to nothing but trouble in the future.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 3:23:58 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: markomalley

It appears that New Age academic elites have “progressed” from sitting around staring their navels and chanting “Ummmmmmmm”!

They now sit around staring at each others ****** and chant, “Ummmmmm, what am I, male, female, half-n-half, either-or, neither-nor, etc, etc, etc...”

Idiots?
Perverts?
All of the above?


12 posted on 04/07/2014 3:47:11 AM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: markomalley

The fewer libs in general conservatives hire the better overall. I never understood why today right wing business owners continue to do it. I’d think they all would have shared your experience by now.

Besides, it’s not like there is a shortage of applicants qualified for about anything these days. And finding one without WyminZ/gay studies degrees should be easy enough.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 4:16:45 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: markomalley

And how many jobs are waiting for this degree?


14 posted on 04/07/2014 4:16:57 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Well considering all the Vans shoes “Passion over profit” commercials I see lately on Youtube I think it’s more about ‘personal growth’....

Barf.


15 posted on 04/07/2014 4:31:43 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: markomalley

I bet the employers are clamoring for applicants with this degree. /sarc

An intelligent student looks at the job market before deciding on a course of study, and then takes the major most likely to lead to a decent job in an enjoyable profession. They can’t be that intelligent if they choose such a dead-end course of study. Well, not really “study”, because it is not really teaching anything, but I don’t know what else to call it.


16 posted on 04/07/2014 4:34:31 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: markomalley

Wow, an instant job getting diploma there.


17 posted on 04/07/2014 4:45:42 AM PDT by struggle
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To: markomalley

I guess at the end of the course and in order to receive a certificate the student must demonstrate understanding of diversity, the final exam will consist of each student being required to perform a variety of sexual acts with another student of the same sex, in front of the entire class, practice for the final is encouraged throughout the length of the course.

Never happen you say...the odds are great it will.


18 posted on 04/07/2014 4:58:43 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: markomalley

The 2 percenters can only increase their ranks if they can force YOU to promote and endorse their deviant behavior.

The behavior IS “deviant” as confirmed by:
1) The plumbing doesn’t work,
2) There is no natural purpose for the behavior.
3) 98% are NOT afflicted with this UNNATURAL desire.

If they can force YOU to promote and endorse their deviant behavior, they can more easily VICTIMIZE YOUR CHILDREN, when they are most vulnerable and their natural desires have not yet developed.

So, HOW SMALL A PERCENTAGE ARE THE TRANSGENDERS?!?!?


19 posted on 04/07/2014 5:16:01 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: markomalley

Can you imagine if the satirists like Stewart targeted the left they’d never run out of material? Instead of mocking anti gun gun runners or tax hiking tax cheats or mansion owning global warming alarmists or even transgender graduate degrees, they satirize people like Palin or Cruz. Its quite amazing.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 5:44:55 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: markomalley

Well, there’s a degree which the career it prepares you for is running a fetish cross-dresser boutique or a prostitute or a queer bar pole dancer...money well spent! Ding ding ding, we have a winner.


21 posted on 04/07/2014 5:47:17 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (A government of the people and by the people...)
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To: markomalley

lol

any idiot willing to pay for this deserves to drown in student debt.

My sincerest hope is that every liberal parent in America puts their child in this degree program at the most expensive schools in America !


22 posted on 04/07/2014 6:10:27 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Hee-hee! I think they make up these classes so the art folks will have someone else to laugh at.


23 posted on 04/07/2014 6:37:43 AM PDT by MaggiesPitchfork
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To: markomalley

Advanced Certificate in stupidity is all the get?.


24 posted on 04/07/2014 6:41:22 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: markomalley

Another reason why little Joanie, nee Johnny, can’t get a job after college.


25 posted on 04/07/2014 6:56:41 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: exDemMom

What was that quote I heard about knowing more and more about less and less until you know everything about nothing?


26 posted on 04/07/2014 7:29:23 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: BwanaNdege

neither-nor?

I doubt they teach that in school. That would be taught in advanced English, if it even existed.


27 posted on 04/07/2014 7:30:03 AM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: MaggiesPitchfork
Try memorizing 2 billion works of art to get a master's degree in art history! Art history involves archeology, world history, philosophy, biography, well, the list goes on and on. When all this madness is wiped from the face of the earth, art history will still be studied.
28 posted on 04/07/2014 12:11:38 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: markomalley
SDSU even hosts a special “Lavender” graduation ceremony each spring, reserved exclusively for students “who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or allies.”

Didn't they once say "We just want to be treated like everyone else"?

Now they have to have their own graduation ceremony?

29 posted on 04/07/2014 1:46:46 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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