Minor in Sexuality Studies

The Sexuality Studies minor offers students a broad understanding of sexuality that fosters a multidisciplinary appreciation of sexuality across communities and histories. We focus on exploring sexuality through social, cultural, and artistic lenses that allow for centering sexuality as an essential factor in a variety of disciplines as well as movements.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine sexuality from different theoretical and methodological approaches to explore multiple dimensions of social, cultural, historical, biological, political, and/or psychological contexts and meanings.
  2. Identify variations in sexual practices, behaviors, cultures, communities, and movements across history and geography.
  3. Analyze structural inequalities from an intersectional approach to understand their impact on sexual identities, sexual health, sexual practices, and pleasure.
  4. Apply social justice concepts to the material conditions we exist in to remain critical of, and enhance awareness around, interventions, advocacy, and activism surrounding sexuality.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of sexuality studies from a multidisciplinary framework and writing proficiency through completion of a guided research project.

Sexuality Studies, Minor — 12 units minimum

The Minor in Sexuality Studies consists of a minimum of 12 units of interdisciplinary undergraduate study. Courses taken in the minor can also be used to meet requirements in majors, other minors, and in General Education.

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

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

Introductory Courses (3 units)

Select One:

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

Core Courses (6-8 units)

Select Two. Students should pay attention to prerequistes when planning their core for the minor.

AA S 584Asian American Sexualities3
ANTH 569/SXS 567Cross-Cultural Aspects of Sex and Gender3
BIOL 327AIDS: Biology of the Modern Epidemic3
BIOL 330Human Sexuality3
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
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
LTNS/WGS 505Gender, Sexuality, and Latino Communities3
PH 320Contemporary Sexuality3
PLSI 381Political Theories of Sexuality4
PLSI/SXS/WGS 470The Politics of Sex and Reproduction4
PSY/SXS 320Sex and Relationships3
PSY/SXS 436The Development of Femaleness and Maleness4
PSY/SXS 456Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior3
RRS 280Disrupting Science Fiction: Race, Gender, and Alternative Futures3
RRS 460/COUN 450/SXS 460HIV and AIDS Impacts and Resistance Among Communities of Color3
RRS/SXS/WGS 640Race and Sexual Migration3
SXS 314Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual History3
SXS 350Selected Issues in Human Sexuality3
SXS 400/PSY 450/SOC 400Variations in Human Sexuality3
SXS 455Sex, Power, and Politics3
SXS 550Field Service in Human Sexuality Studies1-3
SXS/SOC 601Sexuality, Ethnicity, and Health3
SXS/RRS/WGS 645Sex, Race, Lies, and Love in San Francisco3
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