Please Note: During this period of remote instruction in response to COVID-19, academic advising remains available via email, phone, and Zoom.  Reach out to us for continued support!

Women and Gender Studies Advisors

Advisors and Subject Areas
Faculty Advisor Advising Area
Professor Kasturi Ray Undergraduates online advising click here to make an appointment
Professor Julietta Hua Undergraduates in-person advising, please email to make an appointment
Professor Martha Kenney Graduate Coordinator online advising

Office hours for all WGS faculty are posted on the department website under People.


Majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts (LCA) should consult with two advisors each semester:

  1. An advisor in the major
  2. A general education and university requirements advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center or Advising Resource Center (ARC).

For WGS Department Requirements

For General Education and University Requirements

Students who are completing a minor or an additional major should see an advisor in those programs as well.

Undergraduate Advising Forms

Topic Form
Declaring WGS Major Change/Declaration of Major Form
Declaring WGS Minor Change/Declaration of Minor Form
Steps for WGS Majors WGS Major Advising Steps (PDF)
WGS Major Advising Form WGS Major Advising Form (docx)
WGS Minor Advising Form WGS Minor Advising Form (docx)

For graduate advising requirements contact Professor Martha Kenney.

The Division of Graduate Studies offers counseling and advising regarding issues ranging from applications to graduation.

This is a 12-unit university requirement that is approved by an advisor in your Major department.

See Bulletin for information on Complementary Studies.

WGS  typically approves:

  • 12 units in a single language other than English
  • 12 units in study abroad
  • 12 units from an approved 2nd major, minor or certificate
  • 12 units in any single discipline other than the primary prefix of the major
  • 12 units approved by a WGS academic advisor

Declaring WGS as your Major

  • Major declaration form
  • WGS major advising form (listed above in 'Undergraduate Advising')
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Degree Progress Report

Declaring WGS as your Minor

  • Minor declaration form
  • WGS minor advising form (listed above in 'Undergraduate Advising')
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Degree Progress Report

Graduation Paperwork

  • Application to graduate
  • Pick up your WGS advising folder from Hum 315
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Degree Progress Report

Advising Meeting (first time)

  • WGS Major Advising Form or WGS Minor Advising Form (listed above in 'Undergraduate Advising')
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Degree Progress Report

Advising Meeting (continuing student)

  • Pick up your WGS advising folder from Hum 315
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Degree Progress Report

Advising Resource Center (ARC)

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts established the student Advising Resource Center (ARC) to provide multiple support services to students. You can receive information regarding requirements for your degree, petitions, financial aid, tutoring, student clubs, events, careers and much more.

WGS also recommends meeting with an Advising Resource Center advisor. ARC advisors can help you understand SF State requirements and make sure you are on track for graduation. This is not a replacement for major/minor advising, but complementary. We suggest meeting with both WGS and ARC advisors once per semester. 

In the face of continued Covid-19 effects on students, WGS is offering courses in multiple ways: class meetings completely online with no set time (asynchronous); class meetings online one day/week set time with supplemental online work (bichronous); face-to-face class meetings once/week; and face-to-face class meetings twice/week (same as pre-Covid class meetings). 

Except for WGS 105, if only one day and time are on the schedule, that class is bichronous. If no day or time is listed, that class is asynchronous.

If you have questions about a class meeting time(s), please email the instructor for more information. 

  • WGS 105.01                              TBA                              Kate Amunrud
  • WGS 150.01        M     ONLINE                 12:00 PM - 1:40 PM       Tomomi Kinukawa
  • WGS 150.02        T       HUM 408                 2:00 PM -3:40 PM        Kate Amunrud
  • WGS 150.03        R      HUM 408                  2:00 PM -3:40 PM       Kate Amunrud                         
  • WGS 160.02        W      ONLINE                  10:00 AM -11:40 AM       Anna Eng
  • WGS 160.03        R       ONLINE                    9:30 AM -10:45 PM      Diana Cage
  • WGS 160.04                 ONLINE                                                          Diana Cage
  • WGS 200.02        W       ONLINE                  2:00 PM - 3:40 PM         Sheila Tully
  • WGS 300GW       M        ONLINE                 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM         Martha Kenney     
  • WGS 303.01        T         ONLINE                 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM     Sarolta Cump
  • WGS 305.01        TR       FA 193                   12:30 PM - 1:45 PM       Julie Hua 
  • WGS 400.01        M        HUM 129                12:30 PM - 1:45 PM        Nan Alamilla Boyd                                                                         
  • WGS 420.01                   ONLINE                                                        Roger Kuhn
  • WGS 423.01        M        ONLINE                 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM        Courtney Donovan
  • WGS 440.01                    ONLINE                                                        Roger Kuhn
  • WGS 485.01        R         MH 224                  9:30 AM - 12:15 PM         TBA
  • WGS 511.01        M            ONLINE               4:00 PM - 5:40 PM          Janelle White                                               
  • WGS 515.01        T             HUM 111              4:00 PM 5:40 PM           Christoph Hanssmann
  • WGS 541.01        W          GYM 116            12:00 PM - 1:40 PM            Anna Eng
  • WGS 562.01        M          ONLINE                 6:00 PM - 7:40 PM           Janelle White
  • WGS 593.01       T             BH 1                        2:00 PM - 3:40 PM          Christoph Hanssmann
  • WGS 621.01        W             HUM 109               4:00 PM - 5:40 PM         Sheila Tully
  • WGS 690.01        M            ONLINE                 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM           Sarolta Cump
  • WGS 712.01        R                ONLINE                4:00 PM - 5:40 PM         A. Ikaika Gleisberg
  • WGS 805.01      TR                FA 193                  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM     Julie Hua