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Sexuality Studies

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.

Requirements: 

Restrictions:

  • 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 four 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.

18-20 units

    Complete the following course (4 units)

    • WMS 170 Queer Studies (4 units)

    Choose two electives (7-8 units)

    • ANT 139BN Gender and Sexuality (4 units)
    • ENL 186 Literature, Sexuality, and Gender (4 units)
    • HIS 184 History of Sexuality in America (4 units)
    • HDE 012 Human Sexuality (3 units)
    • PSC 158 Sexual Orientation and Prejudice (4 units)
    • WMS 070 Theory and History of Sexualities (4 units)

    Choose two Field B courses (below) or seminars/individual study by petition to achieve total units. 

    • ASA 112 Asian American Women (4 units)
    • CHI 160 Mexican Film and Greater Mexican Identity (4 units)
    • ENL 166 Love and Desire in Contemporary American Poetry (4 units)
    • HIS 132 Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Europe (4 units)
    • POL 152 The Constitutional Politics of the Equality (4 units)
    • SOC 120 Deviance (4 units)
    • WMS 140 Gender and Law (4 units)
    • WMS 179 Literature as Aesthetics of Resistance (4 units)

     

    Total = 18-20 units

     

    Minor Advisor

    Rana Jaleel
    rmjaleel@ucdavis.edu
    530-752-6429