Gender and Women's Studies

  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • Double Major with Gender and Women's Studies
  • Phenomenal Woman Awards

Gender and Women's Studies

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About Us

The Department of Gender & Women’s Studies 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, decolonial and postcolonial feminisms, 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. 

Now you can Double Major in Gender & Women's Studies!

Double majoring in Gender & Women’s Studies is one of the best career choices you have  today at CSUN.  Make yourself distinctive from others in your primary major by adding GWS as a double major. It is easy to do. Select out of a variety of combinations of majors that pique your interests and become an expert in gender and another area of study. Talk to our academic advisors about designing a plan that fits your needs. 

Upcoming Events

15th Annual GWS Undergraduate Student Conference

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

GWS 15th Annual Conference

The class of GWS 400 Senior Seminar 2019 is proud to invite you to the 15th Annual Undergraduate Student Conference. Students will present their research projects to the CSUN community. Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Michelle Tellez, from the University of Arizona. Hope to see you there! Read more