Gender and Women's Studies

  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • Gender & Women's Studies faculty
  • Ni Una Menos
  • Double Major with Gender and Women's Studies
  • Phenomenal Woman Awards

4 Year Graduation Plan

First Year

FALL SEMESTER
First Year

SPRING SEMESTER
 1. GWS 100 (Intro to GWS) or GWS 110 (Women, Work and Family) 1. GWS Elective (possibly at the 200 level)  
2. Lower Division GE A-1: Freshman Composition 2. Lower Division GE A-2: Critical Thinking 
 3. Lower Division GE A-3: Mathematics3. Lower Division GE A-4: Oral Communication
 4. Lower Division GE 4. Lower Division GE
5. Lower Division GE  5. Lower Division GE 
*General advisement: Students must enroll in freshman composition GE A-1 and math GE A-3 during the first semester. 
 
Second Year

FALL SEMESTER
Second Year

SPRING SEMESTER
 1. GWS 300 – Women as Agents of Change1. GWS 351 – Intersections of Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality 
 2. GWS Elective, Experimental or Selected Topics Courses2. GWS Elective, Experimental or Selected Topics Course 
 3. Title V3. Title V 
 4. Lower Division GE4. Lower Division GE 
5. Lower Division GE5. Lower Division GE 
*Major Advisement: Courses may not be double-counted within the major. Courses taken from the department of GWS may not be applied toward GE requirements. 
 
Third Year

FALL SEMESTER
Third Year

SPRING SEMESTER
 1. GWS 301 - Feminist Theories 1. GWS 302 – Feminist Methods 
 2. GWS Elective, Experimental or Selected Topics (3-6 units)2. GWS Concentration, Experimental or Selected Topics (3-6 units) 
3. GWS Concentration, Experimental or Selected Topics (3-6 units}3. Lower Division GE 
 4. Lower Division GE4. Upper Division GE
5. Lower Division GE 5. Upper Division GE 
 *General Advisement : Students are advised to take the Writing Proficiency Examination once they have earned 56 units.
*Major Advisement: Students must select a concentration within the Women’s Studies major. Please consult advisor for details.
 
Fourth Year

FALL SEMESTER
Fourth Year

SPRING SEMESTER
 1. GWS 305 SL/CS - GWS Community Service1. GWS 400 - GWS Senior Seminar
 2. GWS Concentration, Experimental or Selected Topics (3-6 units) – if needed2. GWS Concentration, Experimental or Selected Topics (3-6 units) - if needed 
 3. Upper Division GE3. Elective 
 4. Elective4. Elective 
5. Elective 5. Elective 
*General advisement: In addition to all GE, Title V and major requirements, students will need elective credits to complete the 120 units required for graduation. 
Within the 120 units, students must complete 40 upper division units. This sequencing sample is based on an average semester enrollment of 15 units.