Minor in Human Sexuality Studies

Undergraduate Advisors: C. Carrington, R. Melendez

Human Sexuality Studies, Minor — 18–20 units

The Minor in Human Sexuality Studies consists of 18–20 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.

A minimum of 6 upper-division units are required to complete the minor.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Introductory Courses (3 units)

Select one:

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

Core Courses (15-17)

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:

BIOL 327AIDS: Biology of the Modern Epidemic3
BIOL 330Human Sexuality3
SXS 601Sexuality, Ethnicity, and Health3

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

Select One:

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 455Sex, Power, and Politics3

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

Select One:

AA S 584Asian American Sexualities3
AIS/SXS/WGS 440Native Sexualities and Queer Discourse3
ANTH 569/SXS 567Cross-Cultural Aspects of Sex and Gender3
LTNS/WGS 505Gender, Sexuality, and Latino Communities3
RRS 380Queer and Trans Ethnic Studies3
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

Arts & Humanistic Aspects of Human Sexuality (3 units)

Select One:

ARTH 403/SXS 405Queer Art History3
CINE/SXS 332Representation and Narration of Sexuality in Hollywood Cinema3
CINE 541Race, Sex, and Identity Online3
CLAS/SXS 530Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome3
ENG/SXS 633Queer(ing) Narrative Literature3
HIST 313Comparative History of Love and Sexuality3
HIST 475History of Sexuality in the United States Before 19003
HIST 485History of Sexuality in the United States Since 19003
HUM 390Images of Eroticism3
SXS 314Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual History3
PHIL 455/SXS 569Sex and the Law3
WGS/SXS 551Queer Literatures and Media3

Colloquium (3 units)

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

SXS 680Colloquium in Human Sexuality3