The Gender & Women’s Studies Department at CSUN emphasizes interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and transnational studies with a focus on gender.
It includes course work in feminist theories, women and social movements, transnational feminisms, women of color feminisms, postcolonial feminism, women’s economic conditions in the context of globalization and development, productions of women in the media and literature, queer studies, women’s health and masculinity studies.
The major and minor provide a background for various careers such as law, counseling and healthcare or advanced graduate degrees in fields such as Gender Studies, Women’s Studies, education, communication, political, cultural and media studies.
In light of the recent reports of sexual violence on and around the CSUN campus (see crime alerts issued 9/26/15, 10/3, 10/11), the Gender and Women's Studies Department and the Women's Research and Resource Center express our outrage and concern at the multiple incidents of rape and sexual assault that have occurred in our midst over a short period of time. Every student deserves to be safe. These incidents highlight a need for an urgent community dialogue around rape culture nationally and on our campus, raising awareness about the pervasiveness of sexual violence, as well as ensuring our students safety and access to information and resources.