BA - Pathway Cultural/Critical

BA - Women's and Gender Studies

Students interested in the arts and art activism, cultural work and activism, education, and/or advanced degrees in humanities, critical social sciences, or law will consider this pathway. Courses emphasize critical theories, pedagogies, ideologies and structures, and cultural production, representation, and activism.

Core Requirements - Complete 27 units

Pathway - Complete 12 units

  • WGS 201 Feminist Lecture Series (1) (Fall Only) or WGS 302 Queer Lecture Series (1) (C2) (Spring Only) *additional to core lecture series course
  • WGS 255 Intro to Queer Studies (4) (D1) (Fall Only)
  • WGS 285 Men and Masculinity (4) (E)
  • WGS 300 Gender, Race, and Representation (meets Ethnic Studies req.) (3) (C1)
  • WGS 305 LGBTQ U.S. History (3) (D3) (Fall Only)
  • WGS 311 Special Topics in WGS (3-4)
  • WGS 335 Reproductive Justice (4)
  • WGS 360 Race, Gender, and Performance (3) x-listed THAR 375 (Fall Only)
  • WGS 370 Gender in Asian America (4)
  • WGS 420 Ethnicity and Gender (4) x-listed AMCS 420
  • WGS 449 Gender & Sex in Latin America (4) x-listed HIST 449
  • WGS 451 Feminist Perspectives in Literature (4) x-listed ENG 451
  • WGS 455 Queer and Trans Theories and Lives (4) (Spring Only)
  • WGS 474 Foundations of Feminist Thought (4) (Spring Only) or WGS 475 Contemporary Feminist Theory (4) *additional to core theory course (Fall Only)
  • WGS 492 Syllabus Design (1)
  • WGS 493 Teaching Supervision (1)
  • CALS 442 Race, Class, & Gender Among Latinos (4)
  • ENGL 345 Women Writers (4) (C2)
  • HIST 414 Gender and Society in Early Modern Europe (4)
  • HIST 445 Topics in American Women's History (4)
  • HIST 446 Women in American History (4)
  • PHIL 276 Gender and Social Justice (4)
  • POLS 313 Critical Theory: Race and Gender (4)
  • POLS 391 Gender and Politics (4)
  • SSCI 299 How to Think Like a Social Scientist (3) (E)
  • SOCI 312 Sociology of Gender (4)
  • SOCI 360 Sociology of Sexualities (4)
  • SOCI 370 Sociology of Transgender Studies (4)

other courses with advisor permission

Elective(s) - Complete 4 units

  • Any WGS course or recognized courses in other departments