Women and Gender Studies

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Open Letter from WGS Faculty Regarding Recent Tragedy

From the WGS Faculty –


We are horrified and deeply saddened by the recent death...

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WGS Emergency Fund Scholarship





In these turbulent times, it is imperative to provide

all students a reliable space to learn and explore —

where they are fully supported and encouraged.

All faculty and staff in Women and Gender Studies (WGS)

at San Francisco State University dedicate themselves

to this important mission.

Join us in this mission by making a gift.

For the past two years, the Women and Gender Studies’

Emergency Fund Scholarship has helped 23 different

students dealing with difficult circumstances. The WGS

Emergency Fund has covered needs like child support

costs for a student whose abusive partner could no longer

be relied upon for child care and giving students access

to therapy to address unexpected traumas (like a friend

murdered by gun violence). However, this is the final

year the department can cover WGS emergency funds —

and we need your support.

Help keep this essential scholarship alive by

making a gift — on average, just $200 will solve a

student’s emergency — allowing them to continue

their coursework.



Thank you for your continued support of Women and

Gender Studies at SF State.



     Julietta Hua, Ph.D.
     Professor and Chair, Women and Gender Studies
     San Francisco State University





Women & Gender Studies Undergraduate Handbook


WGS has compiled (almost) all the information undergraduates need to be a successful WGS major or minor.

Current Semester Course list

For a complete list of all WGS courses and their attributes, pre-requisites, and other information, please go to the Course Bulletin page

Students have until September 14 in Fall smesters and February 14 in Spring semsters to ADD or DROP classes (. Instructors can DROP students at any time if there is an approved justification. Students are encouraged to DROP instead of WITHDRAWING if they feel they will not be able to complete the course; a DROP does NOT affect GPA but a WITHDRAWAL does.

Students taking courses for CR/NC-- make sure you talk to the instructor in the first 9 weeks of class (2 months) regarding the advisability of doing so. Remember: a letter grade of "C" or better is required for CR; sometimes it's better to take the letter grade instead of the NC. Any questions, talk to an advisor in ARC (HUM 112).

WITHDRAWALS: justifications must fall within acceptable reasons in LCA policy: Withdrawal Policy