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GCC 2013-14 Academic Catalog

Peace, Justice and Environmental Studies (lpe) Liberal Arts Option


Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts

60-64 credits

Satisfies MassTransfer Block

Required courses

The option

Offers students an opportunity to understand the relationship between viable economies, equity and justice, peace and ecological integrity through sustainability practices within the framework of the traditional skills and content of a liberal arts education. The program provides an interdisciplinary approach to learning that utilizes multiple sources and methods for learning and application to everyday life.

Your next step

Transfer to a Baccalaureate program in any liberal arts discipline, peace and/or social justice studies, environmental studies or related fields such as public policy, law, education, management, economics, social work and others.


More info

The Peace, Justice and Environmental Studies option is one focused way to complete the Liberal Arts degree at GCC. By taking courses listed in this specific option, students complete courses that will help develop 100 and 200 course level knowledge and skills in a particular field. Students are advised to work closely with their GCC advisor to select the specific courses that will help meet their specific career or transfer goals. (Note: Students who complete this option will graduate with a diploma that reads "Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts.")

Please note that transfer to many four year colleges and universities will require the completion of four semesters of World Languages. Four sequential semesters of World Language classes from GCC will fulfill any UMass-Amherst language requirement.

Learn more

Option advisor

Abbie Jenks, MSW, Office: E132U, (413) 775-1127,

For a list of courses that can be taken online, refer to

Associate in Arts (AA) degrees

Associate in Science (AS) degrees


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