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The Minor in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies (0-8450)

Requirements

A minimum of 24 units will be required for the minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, to be selected with the approval of the student’s undergraduate advisor. Courses cannot be counted for more than one category within the minor and must be selected from among the following courses:

Lower Division

Take both of the following courses:

  • WGSS 101 Gender, Race, Sex, and the body (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
  • WGSS 102 Gender, Race, Sex, and Society (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.

Upper Division (12 units)

Take all of the following courses:

  • WGSS 300 Principles of Feminism (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1) and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
  • WGSS 318 U.S. Women of Color (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1) and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
  • WGSS 401 Bodies and Borders: Feminism and Globalization (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations course, and upper division standing.
  • WGSS 496 Feminist Community Praxis (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing and two prior WGSS courses, or consent of instructor.

Take six (6) units from the following list: WGSS 205, 216, 307, 308, 314, 315, 316, 356, 365, 370, 375, 410, 416, 420, 424, 425, 430, 432, 442, 445A, 445B, 490 or 499.

Note: Students must earn a grade of at least “C” in all upper division major courses.

 

Minor in Queer Studies

Queer Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that focuses on non-normative sexuality as a primary category of analysis. Queer Studies starts from the assumption that sexuality is central to human social organization; is always experienced in continually shifting contexts; and lived in relation to race, religion, class, nation, and gender. Its methods and premises grow out of scholarship on gender and thus is housed in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Department.

A minimum of 18 units chosen from the following list of courses, chosen in consultation with the Queer Studies Advisor.

Requirements

Take both of the following courses:

  • WGSS 205 Introduction to Queer Studies (3)Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • WGSS 416 Queering Gender (3)Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Choose any four of the following courses:

  • ASAM 370, AIS/WGSS 313, CHLS 330, CRJU 461/WGSS 417, HIST 395, WGSS 375, WGSS 356, WGSS/ENGL 442