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Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Requirements for a Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies

(Semester Program Beginning 2020)

Overview:  Gender and Sexuality Studies allows students to examine how gender and sexuality as social constructs shape individual lives, groups, institutions, and social structures. Students will have the opportunity to examine individual development, couples, families, small groups, and organizations as well as the media, arts, and economic and political systems. The program courses explore how gender and sexuality intersect with race, culture, ethnicity, and social class in the interest of social justice. Toward these ends, students customize programs specifically to their interests and professional goals, selecting from a wide variety of courses across the university.

GSS Program Core (6 units) - Choose six units chosen from:    

  • GSS 1000 Introduction to Women's Studies
  • GSS 1010 Introduction to Masculinity Studies 
  • GSS 1020 Introduction to Transgender Studies 
  • GSS 1030 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies    

GSS Program Electives (6 units) - Choose six units chosen from:

  • GSS 4200 Feminist Theory  
  • GSS 4250 Women as Agents of Social Change  
  • GSS 4500 Queer Theory    

Interdisciplinary Electives (6 units) - Choose six units chosen from:

  • ANTH 3603 Gendered Worlds: Power, Difference, and & In/equality    
  • ARAB 3900 Female Voices in Arab American Literature    
  • ART 3210 Visualizing Gender, Performing Identity    
  • CAL 3250 Perspectives on Gender
  • CJUS 4451 Women and Crime
  • CJUS 4462 Domestic Violence 
  • COMM 3336 Queer Cinema 
  • COMM 4211 Communication and Gender
  • COMM 4301 Gender, Race, and Class in Media
  • COMM 5301 Media, Sex, and Violence  
  • COMM 5303 Muslim Women in Media and Society
  • ECON 3109 Political Economy of Women 
  • ENG 3360 Women Writers    
  • GSS 1000 Introduction to Women's Studies (If not taken to fulfill the GSS Core)  
  • GSS 1010 Introduction to Masculinity Studies (If not taken to fulfill the GSS core) 
  • GSS 1020 Introduction to Transgender Studies (If not taken to fulfill the GSS core)    
  • GSS 1030 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies (If not taken to fulfill the GSS core)
  • GSS 3901 Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies    
  • GSS 4200 Feminist Theory (If not taken to fulfill the GSS Upper Division Electives)
  • GSS 4250 Women as Agents of Social Change (If not taken to fulfill the GSS Upper Division Electives)  
  • GSS 4500 Queer Theory (If not taken to fulfill the GSS Upper Division Electives)    
  • GSS 5751 Internship in Gender and Sexuality Programs and Services    
  • GSS 5752 Internship in Gender and Sexuality Programs and Services  
  • GSS 5753 Internship in Gender and Sexuality Programs and Services  
  • GSS 5951 Independent Study    
  • GSS 5952 Independent Study    
  • GSS 5953 Independent Study    
  • HIST 3450 Women in U.S. History, 1607-Present    
  • HIST 3460 Women in the Black Freedom Movement    
  • HIST 3620 LGBT History    
  • HIST 4490 Gender and Development in Africa    
  • HIST 5610 Gender, Sex, and Conquest in the American West    
  • HSCI 3010 Health and Human Sexuality    
  • HSCI 4050 Health Issues of Men    
  • HSCI 4212 Topics about Special Populations    
  • MUS 3080 Women in Music    
  • MUS 1969 LGBTQ+ Influences in Music    
  • NSCI 3250 Perspectives on Gender    
  • PSCI 3400 Sex and Politics    
  • PSYC 3301 Psychology of Human Sexuality    
  • PSYC 3331 Psychology of Women and Gender    
  • PSYC 3341 Women and Violence    
  • PSYC 3349 Gay and Lesbian Issues: Psychological Perspectives    
  • SOC 3360 Black Women and Feminism    
  • SOC 3440 LGBTQ Families    
  • SOC 4440 Sociology of Sex and Gender    
  • SSCI 3250 Perspectives on Gender    
  • TA 4663 Dramatic Literature of Identity (When the topic is LGBTQ Theatre)