Requirements for the Major

For students who matriculate in Fall of 2022 or later

The major requires a minimum of ten courses as outlined below.

Major requirements (10 courses total)

1. Core (5 courses):
    GSFS/SOCI 0191  
    GSFS 0200 
    GSFS 0289 
    GSFS 0320 
    GSFS 0435  

2. Distribution Requirements  (2 courses, one in each):

  A.  Feminist Approaches to Science Technology, Health, and Medicine (FemSthm)
       GSFS/BLST 0414 Black Listed
       ENVS/GSFS 0209 Gender, Health & Environment
       GSFS 0329 Politics of Reproduction
       HIST/GSFS 0311 Gender, Sexuality & Psychiatry
       GSFS/ENGL 0242 Critical Conditions

  B. Global and Decolonial Feminisms (GloDeFem)
      GSFS 0262 Mobile Women
      GSFS 0310 Beyond#MeToo
      GSFS/FMMC 0264 Indian Cinema
      GSFS/SOCI 0313 White People
      GSFS/SPAN 0389 Decolonizing Porn
      GSFS/ANTH 0337 Love, Sex & Marriage
      GSFS 0318 Third World Feminism
      GSFS/SPAN 0487 Witches in Global Visual Culture
      SPAN/GSFS 0492 Patriarchy’s Toxic Imagination

3. Electives (3 courses bearing the GSFS prefix)
Senior work + two electives (2 courses with GSFS prefix)
Three electives (3 courses with GSFS prefix)  
Senior Work: Senior work is optional and by application only. To be eligible to conduct senior work, students must first complete Feminist Engaged Research. During Feminist Engaged Research, students will receive information regarding how to apply to continue their research or projects. If students are granted approval, they will then enroll in GSFS 0700 for a one semester essay or project. If students want to complete a two-semester thesis or project following the completion of Feminist Engaged Research, they will register for GSFS 0700 as well as GSFS 0710. 

Joint Major: The joint major requires a minimum of seven (7) courses each in the two departments/programs. For GSFS, the requirement includes:

GSFS 0191
GSFS 0200
GSFS 0289
GSFS 0320
GSFS 0435

Distribution (2 courses, one in each)

  a. Feminist Approaches to Science, Technology, Health, and Medicine (FemSTHM)
  b. Global and Decolonial Feminisms (GloDeFem)

Minor Requirements: The minor requires a minimum of five courses including: 

Two of the following courses: GSFS 0191, GSFS 0200, GSFS0289, GSFS 0320 or GSFS 0435

Any three electives with the GSFS prefix.