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Minor in Women's Studies

2019-20 Requirements

The minor in Women’s Studies requires completion of eighteen (18) units of course work, twelve (12) units of which must be at the upper-division level. All non-articulated courses MUST be reviewed and approved by a faculty advisor.

Preparation for the Minor (3 units)
WGSS 101  Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies ( 3). 

Transfer students may substitute WGSS 101 with WGSS 301.

Breadth Requirements (15 units)
Three (3) units in each of the following three areas:

A. Women and Tradition (3)
Select one course.
Course Units
WGSS 211 3
WGSS 325 3
WGSS 343 3
WGSS 347 3
WGSS 350 3
WGSS 351 3
WGSS 445 3
ECON 445 3
HIST 327 3
HIST 332 3
HIST 355 3
HIST 367 3
HIST 383 3
HIST 384 3
ID 340 3
ID 340B 3
LTWR 211 3
MATH 304 3
PSCI 343 3
PSCI 445 3
SOC 353 3

Or other course upon faculty approval

B. Women and the Arts (3)
Select one course.
Course Units
WGSS 205 3
WGSS 211 3
WGSS 323 3
WGSS 325 3
WGSS 450 3
LING 381 3
LTWR 211 3
LTWR 330 3
LTWR 331 3
LTWR 333 3
LTWR 400* 3
LTWR 410* 3
LTWR 420* 3
LTWR 430* 3
SPAN 410A-Z* 3
SPAN 415* 3
SPAN 422S* 3
TA 323 3
VSAR 322 3
VSAR 326 3
VSAR 420 3

*Prerequisite

C. Women and Contemporary Issues (3)
Select one course.
Course Units
WGSS 205 3
WGSS 303 3
WGSS 320 3
WGSS 321 3
WGSS 323  3
WGSS 330 3
WGSS 341 3
WGSS 343 3
WGSS 345 3
WGSS 347 3
WGSS 350 3
WGSS 351 3
WGSS 370 3
WGSS 375 3
WGSS 407 3
WGSS 416 3
WGSS 424 3
WGSS 445 3
WGSS 450 3
COMM 435 3
ECON 445 3
PSCI 343 3
PSCI 391 3
PSCI 445 3
PSYC 350 3
PSYC 356 3
SOC 303 3
SOC 306 3
SOC 315 3
SOC 315 3
SOC 424 3
SOC 437 3

Women's Studies Electives (6 units)

Select two courses (6 units) from those listed above, A through C, including one course at the 400 level.  

The selection may include independent research or internships. Work done under other disciplines and not listed above will require prior approval by the WGSS Department Chair.