Undergraduate Studies

Major in Women and Gender Studies

Women and Gender Studies examines the importance of gender and feminism in relation to issues such as race, class, sexuality, labor, colonialism, multiculturalism and globalization. Students study how bodies, families, communities, and nations are gendered in specific cultural, political, and historical locations, and investigate connections to their own lives, roles, and contributions.

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Fall 2018 Lecturers

Bastiaans 321 Tues: 3:00-4:00 abastiaans@sfsu.edu
Cage 437 Mon & Wed: 2:30-3:30 dianacage@sfsu.edu
Englander SCI 223 Tues & Thurs: 10:00-11:00 & by appt englande@sfsu.edu
Kimura 330 Wed: 2:00-4:00 akimura@sfsu.edu
Perez 330 Thurs: 2:00-3:00 & by appt emily.perez@gmail.com
Wondergem 321 Tues & Thurs: 9:45-10:45 twonderg@ucsc.edu


Minor in Women and Gender Studies

The Women and Gender Studies minor is an 18-unit sequence well-adapted for combination with many existing majors. The nine units of requirements, six units of stipulated electives and three units of free electives provide a grounding in feminist perspectives and theory. It also provides an opportunity to acquire backfround on feminist issues in a number of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields (e.g., history, psychology, sociology, literature, cultural studies).

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Related Resources


WGS 698/798 allows students to engage and reflect on how their coursework connects to the work of community organizations. This is a partial list of organizations that have partnered with SFSU students. 

Women and Gender Studies Publications

Publications are created each semester by the students in WGS 690: Senior Seminar, the capstone for majors in Women and Gender Studies.

Undergraduate Career Options

Career options for majors and minors