Minor in Human Sexuality Studies

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Undergraduate Advisors: C. Carrington, R. Melendez

The Minor in Human Sexuality Studies consists of 18 to 20 units of undergraduate study. With proper advising it is possible to use these courses to fulfill some undergraduate major, minor, and General Education requirements. Written declaration of the pursuit of the minor is not necessary prior to enrollment in any of its required or elective courses.

Human Sexuality Studies, Minor — Minimum 18 - 20 units

Introductory Courses (3 units)

SXS/SOC 110Sexuality in Society3
SXS 300Introduction to Human Sexuality3

Core Courses

Students are required to complete requirements in each of the four areas listed below.

Biological and Health Aspects of Human Sexuality (3 units)

Select one of the following:
BIOL 322Human Sexuality: Integrative Science3
BIOL 327AIDS: Biology of the Modern Epidemic3
BIOL 330Human Sexuality3
H ED 303Health Disparities and Sexual and Gender Minority Communities: LGBTQI Health3
SXS 601Sexuality, Ethnicity, and Health3

Social Scientific Aspect of Human Sexuality (3 - 4 units)

Select one of the following:
PLSI 381Political Theories of Sexuality4
PSY/SXS 320Sex and Relationships3
PSY/SXS 436The Development of Femaleness and Maleness4
PSY/SXS 456Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior3
SXS 400/PSY 450/SOC 400Variations in Human Sexuality3
SXS 421Homophobia and Coming Out3
SXS 455Sex, Power and Politics3
SXS 678Disability and Sexuality3

Cultural, Ethnic, Racial and Sexual Diversity & Human Sexuality (3 – 4 units)

Select one of the following:
AA S 584Asian American Sexualities3
AIS/SXS/WGS 440Native Sexualities and Queer Discourse3
ANTH 415/SXS 438Culture and Sex in East Asia3
ANTH 569/SXS 567Cross-Cultural Aspects of Sex and Gender3
LTNS/WGS 505Gender, Sexuality, and Latino Communities3
RRS 375Queer Arabs in the U.S.3
RRS 380Coloring Queer: Imagining Communities3
SXS 400/PSY 450/SOC 400Variations in Human Sexuality3
SXS 458Introduction to Transgender Studies3
SXS 667/SOC 467Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Cultures and Society4
WGS 552Transgender Identities and Communities3

Arts & Humanistic Aspects of Human Sexuality (3 units)

Select one of the following:
ART 403/SXS 405Queer Art History3
CINE/SXS 332Understanding the Representation and Narration of Sexuality in Cinema3
CINE 541Race, Sex, and Identity Online3
CLAS/SXS 530Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome3
ENG 633Gay Love in Literature3
HIST 313Comparative History of Love and Sexuality3
SXS 314Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual History3
HUM 390Images of Eroticism3
PHIL/SXS 369Philosophical Issues in Sexuality3
PHIL 445/SXS 469Sex and Morality3
PHIL 455/SXS 569Sex and the Law3
WGS/SXS 551Queer Literatures and Media3
WGS 611Theories of Female Sexuality3

Colloquium (3 units)

Students cannot enroll in the colloquium course until completing all other minor requirements

SXS 680Colloquium in Human Sexuality3