Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS)

Courses

GSS 1000. Introduction to Women's Studies. Units: 3

Multidisciplinary exploration of women's studies scholarship covering women's experiences, histories, and achievements in a variety of contexts and fields. The course critically examines gender as a social construct and the differential experiences of women related to intersectional identities, power, equity, and human rights both domestically and globally. Satisfy GE Category D2; DI designation; G designation. Formerly GSS 100.

GSS 1010. Introduction to Masculinity Studies. Units: 3

Multidisciplinary exploration of how masculinity is constructed, understood, represented, and behaviorally expressed across multiple contexts and through its intersections with sex, sexuality, culture, nationality/geography, social class, physicality, race, ethnicity, and age. Satisfies GE Category D2; DI designation; G designation.

GSS 1020. Introduction to Transgender Studies. Units: 3

Multidisciplinary exploration of the field of transgender studies. The course will explore how trans identities intersect with a diversity of other identities and how trans experiences vary across cultural, global, and historical contexts.

GSS 1030. Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies. Units: 3

Multidisciplinary exploration of the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies. Explores historical events and contemporary issues related to LGBTQ populations, social justice, and the intersections of sexual and gender identities with other identities such as race, ethnicity, sex, social class, religion, ability, and nationality/geography. Satisfies GE Category D2; DI designation; G designation. Formerly offered as GSS 103.

GSS 3901. Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Units: 3

Examination of selected topics of current interest in gender and sexuality studies. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Formerly offered as GSS 390.

GSS 4200. Feminist Theory. Units: 3

An interdisciplinary survey of key feminist theoretical texts, intellectual traditions, and research while exploring the implications and applications of feminist theory across multiple contexts domestically and globally. This course seeks to provide students with an accurate understanding of feminism, its usefulness in understanding social problems, and aims to empower students to work toward sex and gender equity. Satisfies GE Category D3, DI designation; G designation. Formerly offered as GSS 420.

GSS 4250. Women as Agents of Social Change. Units: 3

Historical and contemporary analysis of women as agents of social change, including responses to sex and gender-based discrimination, consideration of feminist theories of social change and debates over how to create more equitable and inclusive societies. Formerly GSS 425.

GSS 4500. Queer Theory. Units: 3

An interdisciplinary exploration of queer theory through an examination of key theoretical texts, intellectual traditions, and research while exploring the implications and applications of queer theory across multiple contexts domestically and globally. The course will provide students with a conceptual framework to critically analyze how gender and sexuality relate to social justice within changing historical and cultural contexts. Satisfies GE Category D3; DI designation; G designation. Formerly offered as GSS 450.

GSS 5751. Internship in Gender and Sexuality Programs and Services. Unit: 1

Quarter Prerequisite: consent of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program Committee coordinator
Supervised work and study in private or public organizations involving gender and sexuality issues. May be repeated twice for credit, a total of six units may apply toward graduation. Graded credit/no credit. Formerly GSS 575D.

GSS 5752. Internship in Gender and Sexuality Programs and Services. Units: 2

Quarter Prerequisite: consent of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program Committee coordinator
Supervised work and study in private or public organizations involving gender and sexuality issues. May be repeated once for credit, a total of four units may apply toward graduation. Graded credit/no credit. Formerly GSS 575B.

GSS 5753. Internship in Gender and Sexuality Programs and Services. Units: 3

Quarter Prerequisite: consent of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program Committee coordinator
Supervised work and study in private or public organizations involving gender and sexuality issues. May be repeated once for credit, a total of six units may apply toward graduation. Graded credit/no credit. Formerly GSS 575C.

GSS 5951. Independent Study. Unit: 1

Quarter Prerequisite: junior standing, consent of instructor and approval by the Gender and Sexuality Program coordinator
Investigation of special topics in gender and sexuality studies that are not covered by the curricular offerings in gender and sexuality studies or the cross-listed offerings from other departments. No more than six units of independent study may be applied toward the minor or certificate in gender and sexuality studies.

GSS 5952. Independent Study. Units: 2

Quarter Prerequisite: junior standing, consent of instructor and approval by the Gender and Sexuality Program Committee coordinator
Investigation of special topics in gender and sexuality studies that are not covered by the curricular offerings in gender and sexuality studies or the cross-listed offerings from other departments. No more than six units of independent study may be applied toward the minor or certificate in gender and sexuality studies.

GSS 5953. Independent Study. Units: 3

Quarter Prerequisite: junior standing, consent of instructor and approval by the Gender and Sexuality Program Committee coordinator
Investigation of special topics in gender and sexuality studies that are not covered by the curricular offerings in gender and sexuality studies or the cross-listed offerings from other departments. No more than six units of independent study may be applied toward the minor or certificate in gender and sexuality studies.