Sexuality Studies Minor; Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies

(College of Letters and Science)

http://gsws.ucdavis.edu/sexualitystudies

The interdisciplinary minor in Sexuality Studies offers students a unique opportunity to study the concept of sexuality—including sexual identities, desires, and practices—by examining its changing meanings and effects across different political, historical, and cultural landscapes. At UC Davis, Sexuality Studies pays particular attention to how gender, race, class, nation, empire, colonialism, and globalization shape popular understandings of sexuality, and how these understandings of sexuality in turn affect social, political, and economic relations of power.

The minor is sponsored by the Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies Department.

Advising. Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies Department, 1200 Hart Hall; 530-752-6429

Sexuality Studies
Units: 18-20
WMS 170
Queer Studies (Active)
4
Choose two electives:
7-8
ANT 139BN
Gender and Sexuality (Active)
4
ENL 186
Literature, Sexuality, and Gender (Active)
4
HIS 184
History of Sexuality in America (Active)
4
HDE 012
Human Sexuality (Active)
3
PSC 158
Sexual Orientation and Prejudice (Active)
4
WMS 070
Theory and History of Sexualities (Active)
4
Choose two Field B courses (below) or seminars/individual study by petition to achieve a total of 18-20 units:
8
ASA 112
Asian American Women (Active)
4
CHI 160
Mexican Film and Greater Mexican Identity (Active)
4
ENL 166
Love and Desire in Contemporary American Poetry (Active)
4
HIS 132
Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Europe (Active)
4
POL 152
The Constitutional Politics of the Equality (Active)
4
SOC 120
Deviance (Active)
4
WMS 140
Gender and Law (Active)
4
WMS 179
Literature as Aesthetics of Resistance (Active)
4
Restrictions
 
(A) Students may take no more than one lower division course to satisfy requirements for the minor. (B) To satisfy the interdisciplinary component of the minor, students must either split their coursework roughly equally between two programs/departments or take coursework in at least three programs/departments. (C) Students may petition the minor advisor to accept Special Topics courses and Capstone/Senior Seminars as additional courses, as long as their course of study follows the minor’s lower-division restriction and interdisciplinary requirements. (D) Students may petition the minor advisor to accept up to four units of registered individual study, group study or internship towards the minor program, as long as their course of study follows the minor’s lower-division restriction and interdisciplinary requirements.
 
Total: 18-20