The interdisciplinary minor in Sexuality Studies offers students a unique opportunity to study the concept of sexuality—including sexual identities, desires, and practices—by examining its changing meanings and effects across different political, historical, and cultural landscapes. At UC Davis, Sexuality Studies pays particular attention to how gender, race, class, nation, empire, colonialism, and globalization shape popular understandings of sexuality, and how these understandings of sexuality in turn affect social, political, and economic relations of power.
The minor is sponsored by the Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies Department.
Advising. Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies Advising, 1200 Hart Hall; 530-752-6429
|WMS 170||Queer Studies||4|
|Gender & Sexuality|
|Literature, Sexuality, & Gender|
|History of Sexuality in America|
|Sexual Orientation & Prejudice|
|Theory & History of Sexualities|
|Choose two Field B courses (below) or seminars/individual study by petition to achieve a total of 18-20 units:||8|
|Asian American Women|
|Mexican Film & Greater Mexican Identity|
|Love & Desire in Contemporary American Poetry|
|Crime & Punishment in Early Modern Europe|
|The Constitutional Politics of the Equality|
|Gender & Law|
|Literature as Aesthetics of Resistance|
- Students may take no more than one lower division course to satisfy requirements for the minor.
- To satisfy the interdisciplinary component of the minor, students must either split their coursework roughly equally between two programs/departments or take coursework in at least three programs/departments.
- Students may petition the minor advisor to accept Special Topics courses and Capstone/Senior Seminars as additional courses, as long as their course of study follows the minor’s lower-division restriction and interdisciplinary requirements.
- Students may petition the minor advisor to accept up to 4 units of registered individual study, group study or internship towards the minor program, as long as their course of study follows the minor’s lower-division restriction and interdisciplinary requirements.