Gender and Women's Studies

  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • GWS 100 Introduction to Gender & Women's Studies
  • Double Major with Gender and Women's Studies
  • Phenomenal Woman Awards

Graduation Grid

4-Year Course Sequencing Sample (one possible schedule) 

First Year-Fall Semester

  1. Lower Division GE A-1: Freshman Composition
  2. Lower Division GE A-1: Freshman Composition
  3. GWS 200 (Intro to GWS) or GWS210 (Women, Work and Family)
  4. 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.

First Year-Spring Semester

  1. Lower Division GE A-2: Critical Thinking 
  2. Lower Division GE A-4: Oral Communication 
  3. GWS 300 - Women as Agents of Change 
  4. Lower Division GE 
  5. Lower Division GE 

Second Year-Fall Semester

*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. 

  1. GWS 301 - Feminist Theories 
  2. GWS Elective, Experimental or Selected Topics Courses 
  3. Title V
  4. Lower Division GE 
  5. Lower Division GE

Second Year-Spring Semester

  1. GWS 302 - Feminist Methods 
  2. GWS Elective, Experimental or Selected Topics Course
  3. Title V
  4. Lower Division GE
  5. Lower Division GE

Third Year-Fall Semester

*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. 

  1. GWS 305 SL/CS - GWS Community Service 
  2. GWS Elective, Experimental or Selected Topics (3-6 units) 
  3. GWS Concentration, Experimental or Selected Topics (3-6 units) 
  4. Lower Division GE 
  5. Lower Division GE 

Third Year-Spring Semester

  1. GWS Elective, Experimental or Selected Topics (3-6 units) 
  2. GWS Concentration, Experimental or Selected Topics (3-6 units) 
  3. Lower Division GE 
  4. Upper Division GE 
  5. Upper Division GE 

Fourth Year-Fall Semester

*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. 

  1. GWS Elective, Experimental or Selected Topics (3-6 units) 
  2. GWS Concentration, Experimental or Selected Topics (3-6 units) 
  3. Upper Division GE 
  4. Elective 
  5. Elective 

Fourth Year-Spring Semester

  1. GWS 400 - GWS Senior Seminar
  2. GWS Concentration, Experimental or Selected Topics (3-6 units) 
  3. Elective 
  4. Elective 
  5. Elective