May 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Department Chair: Jennifer Reed
Office: MHB-819
Telephone: (562) 985‑2850

Faculty: Lori Baralt, Elyse Blankley (English), Stacy Macias, Jennifer Reed, Shira Tarrant, Abraham Weil

Academic Advisor: See department office for more information

Administrative Support Coordinator: Sheri Lyn Hamiell

College: College of Liberal Arts  

Courses: WGSS  

Career Possibilities

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The Department seeks to provide students with skills in civic literacy that are a significant part of a 21st century university education. At the heart of this is the assertion that gender and sexuality are fundamental categories of social organization and power that are inseparable from race, ethnicity, class, nationality, and other categories of difference.

The Department offers a major, a minor, and a minor in Queer Studies. Designated WGSS courses may be used to fulfill General Education requirements for students of other majors.


    Undergraduate DegreesMinor


      Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

      General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper-division course except upper-division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.