The Minor in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies (0-8450)

  • Requirements

    A minimum of 18 units will be required.

    Take the three following courses:

    • WGSS 101 Gender, Race, Sex and the Body (3)
      Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
    • WGSS 102 Gender, Race, Sex and Societies (3)
      Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
    • WGSS 300 Feminist Principles (3)
      Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1) and upper division standing or consent of instructor.

    Take any 3 additional WGSS courses (9 units).

Note: Students must earn a grade of at least “C” in all upper division major courses.


Minor in Queer Studies

Queer Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that focuses on non-normative sexuality as a primary category of analysis. Queer Studies starts from the assumption that sexuality is central to human social organization; is always experienced in continually shifting contexts; and lived in relation to race, religion, class, nation, and gender. Its methods and premises grow out of scholarship on gender and thus is housed in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Department.

A minimum of 18 units chosen from the following list of courses, chosen in consultation with the Queer Studies Advisor. WGSS majors may “double-count” only one course at the maximum for both their WGSS major and Queer Studies minor.


Take both of the following courses:

  • WGSS 205 Introduction to Queer Studies (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • WGSS 416 Queering Gender (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Choose any four of the following courses:

  • ASAM 370, AIS/WGSS 313, CHLS 330, HIST 395, RST/WGSS 303, WGSS 305, WGSS 370, WGSS 375, WGSS 356, WGSS/ENGL 442