UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Gender and Women’s Studies, B.A.

All lower division GE completed. Requirements with completion of an AA-T in Global Studies as follows:

Transfer Year 1: First Semester

Course Units
GWS 100 or GWS 110 (if not completed prior to transfer) 3
GWS 300 3
GWS 301 (prerequisite: GWS 100 or GWS 110 or GWS 300 or instructor consent) 3
Electives 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 1: Second Semester

Course Units
GWS 302 (prerequisite: GWS 100 or GWS 110 or GWS 300 or instructor consent) 3
GWS Electives**: GWS 220, GWS 222, GWS 230, GWS 315, GWS 320, GWS 340, GWS 351, GWS 360, GWS 370, GWS 380, GWS 396A-Z, GWS 410, GWS 420, GWS 430, GWS 440, GWS 495A-Z 6
Electives 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: First Semester

Course Units
 GWS 305/GWS 305CS  1/2
 GWS Electives**: GWS 220, GWS 222, GWS 230, GWS 315, GWS 320, GWS 340, GWS 351, GWS 360, GWS 370, GWS 380, GWS 396A-Z, GWS 410, GWS 420, GWS 430, GWS 440, GWS 495A-Z  6
 Concentration***  3
 GE Upper Division*  3
 Total  15

Transfer Year 2: Second Semester

Course Units
GWS 400 3
GWS Electives**: GWS 220, GWS 222, GWS 230, GWS 315, GWS 320, GWS 340, GWS 351, GWS 360, GWS 370, GWS 380, GWS 396A-Z, GWS 410, GWS 420, GWS 430, GWS 440, GWS 495A-Z 3
Concentration*** 9
Total 15
Total units after transfer 60

*If needed, select GE Upper Division courses that also satisfy: (1) IC: Information Competence, (2) GE Comparative Cultural Studies, and/or (3) GE Upper Division Title 5 American History Institutions and Ideals and/or GE Upper Division Title 5 US Constitution and California State and Local Government.

** Total of 15 units GWS Electives required.

Total of 40 upper division units overall is a requirement for the bachelor’s degree.

*** Total 12 units from one of the seven available concentrations:

  1. Philosophy and Religion Concentration (12 units)
    ANTH 308 Gender and Culture (3)
    GWS 315 Gender, Sexuality, and Islam in the U.S. (3)
    GWS 420 Women and Gender in Islamic Societies (3)
    JS 330 Women in the Jewish Experience (3)
    PHIL 338 Philosophy of Religion (3)
    PHIL 348 Philosophy and Feminism (3)
    RS 304 Women and Religion (3)
  2. Race and Ethnicity Concentration (12 units)
    AAS 340 Asian American Women (3)
    AFRS 324 The Black Woman in Contemporary Times (3)
    CAS 365 Changing Roles of Central American Women (3)
    CHS 246 Contemporary Issues of the Chicana (3) or CHS 346 History of the Chicana/Mexicana (3) or CHS 365 Third World Women and the Chicana (3)
    GWS 222 Gender, Sexuality and American Indian Communities (3)
    GWS 315 Gender, Sexuality and Islam in the U.S. (3)
    GWS 351 Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality (3)
    GWS 420 Women and Gender in Islamic Societies (3)
    GWS 440 Latin American Feminisms (3)
    JS 330 Women in the Jewish Experience (3)
    RTM 330 Women, Leisure and Ethnicity in the United States (3)
  3. Communication and Media Concentration (12 units)
    ART 468 History of Women in the Visual Arts (3) or CTVA 413 Women as Filmmakers (3)
    COMS 360 Communication and the Sexes (3)
    COMS 435 Rhetoric of Women (3)
    GWS 230 Women and Entertainment (3)
    GWS 315 Gender, Sexuality and Islam in the U.S. (3)
    GWS 410 Sex, Lies and Media (3)
    JOUR 371 Women, Men and Media (3)
    JOUR 372 Diversity and the Media (3)
  4. Law and Public Policy Concentration (12 units)
    BLAW 391 Women and the Law (3)
    GWS 370 Women and Violence (3)
    HIST 349 Women in American History (3)
    POLS 350 Great Questions in Politics (3)
    POLS 361 Introduction to Public Policy (3)
    POLS 448 Women and Politics in the United States and the World (3)
  5. Social Work and Welfare Concentration (12 units)
    GWS 370 Women and Violence (3)
    FCS 340 Marriage and Family Relations (3)
    HSCI 231 Women and Health (3)
    SOC 324 Sociology of Sex and Gender (3)
    SOC 325 Sex Roles and Work (3)
    SOC 357 Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice (3)
  6. Criminology Concentration (12 units)
    BLAW 391 Women and the Law (3)
    GWS 370 Women and Violence (3)
    SOC 304 Sociology of Deviance (3)
    SOC 324 Sociology of Sex and Gender (3)
    SOC 355 Criminology (3)
    SOC 418 Gender and Crime (3)
  7. Literature Concentration (12 units)
    AFRS 346 Contemporary Black Female Writers (3)
    CHS 381 Contemporary Chicana Literature (3)
    ENGL 369 Lesbian Writers (3)
    ENGL 431 Images of Women in Literature (3)
    ENGL 433 Women Authors (3)
    ENGL 434 19th Century Women Novelists (3)
    FLIT 455 Women Writers of Asia (3)
    GWS 310 Latin American Women Writers (3)