Minor in Women and Gender Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to define and describe contesting theories, methods, histories, and representations of women, gender, and feminism.
  2. Students will identify the politics of knowledge production across multiple disciplines in relation to Women and Gender Studies.
  3. Students will be able to examine women and gender in relation of race, class, sexuality, colonialism, multiculturalism, and/or globalization.
  4. Students will be able to conceptualize and analyze gender and feminism in a transnational framework and from an interdisciplinary perspective, using a range of methodological tools while also demonstrating writing proficiency.

Women and Gender Studies Minor - 15 units

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.

Required Courses (6 units)

Select One:3
Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
Introduction to Feminism and the State
Introduction to Feminist Disability Studies
Introduction to Feminist Science Studies
WGS 300GWGender, Race, and Nation - GWAR3

Electives (9 units)

Select one course from any three of the following areas for a total of three courses. Students may not select multiple courses in the same area.


WGS 105Feminism and Self-Care: Perspectives and Practices1
WGS 303Women as Creative Agents3
WGS 305Women and Gender Studies Lecture Series3
WGS 400That's Not What I Said: Feminism, Oral History, and Research Methods in Women and Gender Studies3
WGS 602Feminist Cultural Activism3
WGS 698Feminist Praxis and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex3

Body Politics

WGS 5523
WGS 554Gender and Global Migration3
WGS 563Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of Disability3
WGS 591Critical Approaches to Transgender Health, Science, and Medicine3
WGS 593Gender, Health, and the Environment3
WGS 6013
WGS 612Queer Theory3
WGS/AIS 6813

Power and Violence

WGS 160Gender, Politics, and Citizenship3
WGS 511Women and Violence3
WGS 513Gender, War, and Militarism3
WGS 514Women and the Prison Industrial Complex3
WGS 5343
WGS 536Gender, Globalization, and Women's Human Rights3
WGS 5713

Culture, Media, and Art

WGS 304Gender and Popular Culture3
WGS 5163
WGS 542Gender and Popular Music3
WGS 5483
WGS/SXS 551Queer Literatures and Media3
WGS 580Feminism and the Speculative: Another World is Possible3

Social Movements

WGS 515Gender, Race, and Reproductive Justice3
WGS 541Women Writers and Social Change3
WGS 561Women, Ethnicity, and Social Movements3
WGS 562History of African American Women3
WGS 5643
WGS 565Muslim Feminisms3
WGS 578Women, Globalization, and Ecology3
WGS 621Feminist Theories3