UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Gender and Women’s Studies, B.A.

The Transfer Degree Road Map on this page presumes the completion of lower division General Education, Title 5 (United States History and Government), and lower division core requirements for this major. See General Education Rules for more information. Lower division major requirements can be found by looking at the four-year Degree Road Map for this major. Refer to Assist for transfer information and articulation of courses taken at California Community Colleges. Verified STAR Act students should use the STAR Act Degree Road Map for their major.

Once transfer coursework is evaluated, applicants and admitted students can use the Degree Progress Report and Planner to learn which requirements need to be completed.

To meet residency requirements, students must complete a minimum of 30 units at CSUN: 24 units must be upper division, 12 units in the major and 9 units in General Education.

Transfer Year 1: 1st Semester

Course Units
GWS 100 or GWS 110 (if not completed prior to transfer) 3
GWS 300 (also counts in GE Upper Division Comparative Cultures) 3
Concentration Course*** 3
Gender and Women’s Studies Elective** 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 1: 2nd Semester

Course Units
GWS 302 3
Concentration Course*** 3
Gender and Women’s Studies Elective** (GWS 351 recommended) 3
Gender and Women’s Studies Elective** 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: 1st Semester

Course Units
GWS 301 3
GWS 305CS 3
Concentration Course*** 3
Gender and Women’s Studies Elective** 3
Elective 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: 2nd Semester

Course Units
GWS 400 3
Concentration Course*** 3
Gender and Women’s Studies Elective** 3
Electives 6
Total 15
OVERALL TOTAL UNITS 120

*If needed, select UDGE courses that also satisfy: (1) IC: Information Competence, (2) GE Comparative Cultural Studies, and/or (3) Title 5 requirements in American History and/or US/State/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)
    GWS 440 Latin American Feminisms (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.
    GWS 351 Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality (3)
    GWS 420 Women an 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 the 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)
    CJS 418 Gender and Crime (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)
  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)