Sexuality Studies, Minor College of Letters & Science

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Sexuality Studies Minor

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 170Queer Studies4
Electives
Choose two:7-8
Gender & Sexuality
Literature, Sexuality, & Gender
History of Sexuality in America
Human Sexuality
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
Deviance
Gender & Law
Literature as Aesthetics of Resistance
Total Units19-20

Restrictions

  1. Students may take no more than one lower division course to satisfy requirements for the minor.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.