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Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Degree Requirements
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Major  
Queer Studies Minor | Women's Studies Minor

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Major
(10 semester course credits)

Required:

WGSS 071 Introduction to Women's Studies (1)

WGSS 072 Introduction to Queer Studies (1)

WGSS 101 Feminist and Queer Research Methodologies (1)

WGSS 187 Fieldwork Study (1)

Senior Requirement:

WGSS 192 Senior Project (1)

Majors also take at least five additional courses selected in consultation with the advisor. At least one course must fall within each category listed below. At least six courses in the major must be at the 100 level or above. No course can fulfill more than one category.

Historical Perspectives (select at least one):

ARTH 137 Art of the 20th Century (1)

ARTH 139 History of Performance Art (1)

ARTH 190 Seminar: Contemporary US Women Artists and the Feminist Art Movement (1)

ARTH 192 Seminar: Women in European Art and Society, 1400–1700 (1)

BOOK 126 Women Reading as a Necessity of Life (1)

ETHS 052 African American Women's History (1)

ETHS 054 American Indian History to 1900 (1)

ETHS 064 Mixed-Race Descent in the Americas (1)

ETHS 159 History of Latinas/os in the US (1)

ETHS 172 American Indian Women in the US (1)

HIST 069 (169) Men, Women, and Travel: Tourism in Europe Since the Renaissance (1)

HIST 111 Cuisine History (1)

HIST 158 Growing Up in America (1)

HIST 160 History of Women in America (1)

WGSS 105 Sexuality and the City* (1)

WGSS 110 Sex, Body, and Gender in Pre-Modern European Societies (1)

WGSS 131 Women in Islam (1)

WGSS 135 Race, Sexuality, and the State* (1)


Social Structures (select at least one):

ANTH 161 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women (1)

ECON 117 Women and the Economy (1)

EDUC 129 Schools, Sexuality, and Gender* (1)

ETHS 039 Raíces (Roots): Latin America and the Caribbean (1)

ETHS 042 (142) Ethnicity and Environment in California (1)

ETHS 051 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (1)

ETHS 052 African American Women's History (1)

ETHS 054 American Indian History to 1900 (1)

ETHS 064 Mixed-Race Descent in the Americas (1)

ETHS 112 Race, Gender, and the Environment (1)

ETHS 150 Black Feminist Theory (1)

ETHS 157 Race, Gender, and the Criminal Justice System (1)

ETHS 159 History of Latinas/os in the US (1)

ETHS 160 Militarism, Gender, and Ethnicity (1)

ETHS 166 Women of Color in Social Movements (1)

ETHS 172 American Indian Women in the US (1)

PE 050 Women's Health Issues (1)

PHIL 142 Epistemology (1)

PPOL 125 Gender and Public Policy (1)

SOC 061 Women in Contemporary Society (1)

SOC 101 Sociology of the Family (1)

SOC 103 Women and Work (1)

SOC 158 Sociology of Gender Roles (1)

SOSC 120 Women and the Law (1)

WGSS 094 Feminist Social Ethics (1)

WGSS 182 Feminist Theories (1)

WGSS 105 Sexuality and the City* (1)

WGSS 109 Women in World Religions: Atlantic and Mediterranean (1)

WGSS 131 Women in Islam (1)

WGSS 135 Race, Sexuality, and the State* (1)

WGSS 175 Transnational Sexualities* (1)

Cultural Representations (select at least one):

ARTH 137 Art of the 20th Century (1)

ARTH 139 History of Performance Art (1)

ARTH 190 Seminar: Contemporary US Women Artists and the Feminist Art Movement (1)

ARTH 192 Seminar: Women in European Art and Society, 1400–1700 (1)

BOOK 126 Women Reading as a Necessity of Life (1)

ENG 117 20th-Century African American Literature (1)

ENG 158 Contemporary Fiction by Women (1)

ENG 171 Social Action and the Academic Essay (1)

ETHS 090 Comparative Ethnic Literature and Cultural Production (1)

ETHS 139 Asian/Pacific American Women Writers (1)

ETHS 154 Writing the Self: Autobiographies of People of Color (1)

ETHS 156 Contemporary Queer Writers of Color* (1)

ETHS 188 Film, Color, and Culture: Images of People of Color in Cinema (1)

FREN 162 Aesthetics of the Body in Literature (1)

FREN 168 Francophone Women's Writing from Martinique, Haiti, and Guadeloupe (1)

FREN 170 Orientalism in the Novel (1)

LET 115 African and Caribbean Literatures (1)

LET 142 French and Francophone Women Writers (1)

LET 149 Post-Colonial Conditions: Contemporary Women's Writings from Africa (1)

LET 161 Women Writers of Spain, Latin America, and US Latinas (1)

LET 166 National Literatures of Latin America (1)

LET 168 Women in the Cinema of Spain (1)

LET 169 Hispanic Cinema (1)

MUS 016 (116) Women and Creative Music (1)

SPAN 172 Voices in Hispanic Poetry (1)

SPAN 175 The 20th-Century Hispanic Novel (1)

WGSS 109 Women in World Religions: Atlantic and Mediterranean (1)

WGSS 110 Sex, Body, and Gender in Pre-Modern European Societies (1)

WGSS 175 Transnational Sexualities* (1)

Women's Studies Minor
(6 semester course credits)

Required:

WGSS 071 Introduction to Women's Studies (1)

WGSS 101 Feminist and Queer Research Methodologies (1)

Four additional courses selected in consultation with advisor. Courses falling within the three categories will enrich the minor; it is suggested that students take at least one course in each category.

At least four courses in the minor must be taken at the 100 level or above.

At least four of the six courses must be taken at Mills.

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Last Updated: 3/17/14