Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies

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

Requirements for a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies (18 units)

GSS Program Core (6)
Six units chosen from:6
Introduction to Women's Studies
Introduction to Masculinity Studies
Introduction to Transgender Studies
Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
GSS Program Electives (6)
Six units chosen from:6
Feminist Theory
Women as Agents of Social Change
Queer Theory
Interdisciplinary Electives (6)
Six units chosen from: 6
Gendered Worlds: Power, Difference, and & In/equality
Female Voices in Arab American Literature
Visualizing Gender, Performing Identity
Perspectives on Gender
Women and Crime
Domestic Violence
Queer Cinema
Communication and Gender
Gender, Race, and Class in Media
Media, Sex, and Violence
Muslim Women in Media and Society
Political Economy of Women
Women Writers
Introduction to Women's Studies (If not taken to fulfill the GSS Core)
Introduction to Masculinity Studies (If not taken to fulfill the GSS core)
Introduction to Transgender Studies (If not taken to fulfill the GSS core)
Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies (If not taken to fulfill the GSS core)
Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Feminist Theory (If not taken to fulfill the GSS Upper Division Electives)
Women as Agents of Social Change (If not taken to fulfill the GSS Upper Division Electives)
Queer Theory (If not taken to fulfill the GSS Upper Division Electives)
Internship in Gender and Sexuality Programs and Services
Internship in Gender and Sexuality Programs and Services
Internship in Gender and Sexuality Programs and Services
Independent Study
Independent Study
Independent Study
Women in U.S. History, 1607-Present
Women in the Black Freedom Movement
LGBT History
Gender and Development in Africa
Gender, Sex, and Conquest in the American West
Health and Human Sexuality
Health Issues of Men
Topics about Special Populations
Women in Music
LGBTQ+ Influences in Music
Perspectives on Gender
Sex and Politics
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Psychology of Women and Gender
Women and Violence
Gay and Lesbian Issues: Psychological Perspectives
Black Women and Feminism
LGBTQ Families
Sociology of Sex and Gender
Perspectives on Gender
Dramatic Literature of Identity (When the topic is LGBTQ Theatre)
Total Units18