Gender and Women's Studies

  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • Ni Una Menos
  • 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

EOP Free Speech Event

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm

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EOP is proud to host its annual Free Speech Event on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Read more

Sustainability Day 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:15pm

Sustainability Day 2019

This year's theme for Sustainability Day 2019 will be 'How Biodiversity Loss is Affecting Our Food, Land, Water & People.  Read more

Hermosa: An Evening in Conversation with Yesika Salgado

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Join the conversation with Yesika Salgado, Salvadoran poet and author recognized for her stories on her family, love and brown bodies. Salgado will share excerpts from her new book, Hermosa, accompanied by a Q&A and book signing (books will be sold at the event). Read more