Program Learning Objectives
- Students will develop skills in critical thinking, creativity, lifelong learning and communication (including oral, written and visual) to multiple audiences.
- Students will demonstrate substantial knowledge of foundational and contemporary research in the interdisciplinary field of Queer Studies, and substantial knowledge of the Queer Studies theoretical literature.
- Students will gain an understanding of how the interdisciplinary field of Queer Studies creates new knowledge and draws upon and utilizes perspectives from multiple fields across the humanities, arts and social sciences.
- Students will understand the ways in which constructions, experiences and expressions of sexuality shape and are shaped by social, political, ethical, institutional, economic, legal, cultural, scientific and technological factors in the past and present, with special attention paid to interlocking systems of race, ethnicity, religion, class, nation, age, dis/ability and gender in local, national and transnational contexts.
- Students will understand the ways in which the dynamics of heterosexism and heteronormativity shape and are shaped by social, political, ethical, institutional, economic, legal, cultural, scientific and technological factors in the past and present, with special attention paid to interlocking systems of race, ethnicity, religion, class, nation, age, dis/ability and gender in local, national and transnational contexts.
- Students will employ key concepts in Queer Studies to contribute to scholarship, creative production and innovation.
- Students will develop the intellectual and practical skills necessary to engage with issues of social justice and serve as leaders in the creation, enactment, and evaluation of efforts to create a more inclusive, just and equitable world.
|Required Courses 1|
|WGS 302||Contemporary Issues in Queer Studies 2||4|
|or ES 345||Queer Ethnic Studies|
|WGS 455||Queer Theory||4|
|Core Courses 3|
|Select from the following:||8|
|LGBT Literature and Media|
|Sexuality and Gender in African American Communities|
|Gender and Sexuality in Modern Europe|
|Approved Electives 4|
|Select from the following:||8|
|Sex, Death, and Human Nature|
|Meaning, Gender, and Identity in Anthropological Theory|
|Biology of Sex|
300 and 400-level English Topics/Subtitle courses as approved 5
|Race, Culture and Politics in the United States|
|Beyoncé: Race, Feminism and Politics|
|Cultural Production and Ethnicity|
or ES 380
|Critical Race Theory|
or ES 381
|The Social Construction of Whiteness|
|Comparative Social Movements|
|History of the American West, Southwest Borderlands, and California|
or HIST 459
|Imperialism and Postcolonial Studies|
|Topics and Issues in Values, Media and Culture 5|
|Sport and Gender|
|Feminist Ethics, Gender, Sexuality and Society|
|The Politics of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality|
|Psychology of Gender|
|The Social Psychology of Prejudice|
|Religion, Gender, and Society|
|Sociology of the Family|
or SOC 327
|Sociology of Genders and Sexualities|
|Topics in Diversity on the American Stage 5|
|Selected Topics 5, 6|
|Women, Gender and Sexuality in Global Perspective|
|Intersectional Feminist Art Histories|
|Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates 5, 6|
|Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies 5|
|Women's and Gender Studies / Queer Studies Internship|
|Selected Advanced Topics 5, 6|
This repeatable course, if repeated for 8 units with different subtitles, can also be used to meet Core or Elective requirements.
Unused Core courses can be used to meet Elective requirements.
Please check prerequisites. Your ability to select specific courses may vary depending upon your major's curriculum requirements.
Minor advisor approval required for topics/subtitle courses. Approval is dependent on topic/subtitle. Contact the Women's and Gender Studies Department for a list of approved subtitles.
At least 4 units of credit must be earned in this course for it to count as an Approved Elective in the minor.