2022-2023 Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gender and Sexualities Studies Minor

The Gender and Sexualities Studies Minor offers a global, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender and sexualities. The wide variety of courses offered by the minor enables students to analyze gender and sexualities in diverse historical eras, geographical regions, political and legal systems, and racial identities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Our program has two important sets of goals:

  • Conceptually, it aims to develop analytical skills that enable students to understand gender and sexuality as fundamental categories of social, political, and cultural analysis; to build a knowledge base regarding the intersections of race, class, gender, nation, age, and sexuality; and to theorize about the issues of identity and difference at the core of Gender and Sexualities Studies.
  • Pragmatically, it aims to train students for graduate work in areas such as social work, health sciences, the arts, law and management; to position students for jobs that require a background in Gender and Sexualities Studies; and to prepare students for informed political action.

Minor Requirements (20 units)

No more than two courses in the student’s major will count toward the minor.

Required (8 units)

Foundational (8 units - 2 courses)

Students take two foundational courses that underpin the curriculum as a whole. These courses provide the theoretical and historical foundation for the study of gender and sexualities and lay the foundation for the electives. Students are encouraged to complete the foundational courses in the freshman and sophomore years.

Electives (12 units)

Choose three courses in at least two of the following categories: