Students should be sure to meet with their advisor in the first few weeks of the semester to discuss courses and degree program.

Office hours are posted in Humanities 315 and on the Department website under "Faculty".

M.A. Students

Deborah Cohler, PhD, Graduate Coordinator


Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Julietta Hua, PhD (

Last names A – D

Martha Kenney, PhD (

Last names E - M (Majors)

Kasturi Ray, PhD (

Last names M (Minors) - Z


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Complementary Studies Requirement for Majors

New requirement as of Fall 2014: Complementary Studies

"Bachelor of Arts students must complete at least twelve units of Complementary Studies outside of the primary prefix for the major. Students who complete two majors or a major and a minor automatically complete the Complementary Studies requirement. Details about Complementary Studies can be found in the Bulletin description for each B.A. degree. Students who have earned AA-T or AS-T degrees and are pursuing a similar B.A. degree at SF State are required to fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement as defined by the major department. These students should consult with a major advisor about how transfer units and/or SF State units can best be applied to this requirement in order to ensure degree completion within 60 units."

WGS students in the past have used the complementary studies requirement as a way to acquire a minor as well. Some popular minors with our students have been, but are not limited to, Ethnic Studies, BECA, Communications, and Comparative Literature. (

It is important to note that some minor programs allow students to double count WGS courses. Please make sure you check with your minor department.