Women and Gender Studies

Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection. 

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? We analyze how race, gender, sexuality and citizenship work to organize society; we emphasize transnational feminisms
When should I first meet with my major department? As soon as the student can schedule an appointment with their major or minor advisor; fall is best
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? Student last name is assigned to a tenure-track faculty advisor; please check the dept website or HUM 315 to find out which faculty person is serving as your advisor
Where can I find information about major advising? http://wgsdept.sfsu.edu/
For advising info specifically: http://wgsdept.sfsu.edu/student-advising
Is there any pre-work that a student will need to complete with the department prior to orientation and registering for courses? NONE, but encouraged to meet with your major or minor advisor in the department during your first semester to check in. Advisors are assigned by student last name—see website or HUM 315
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? Please take any upper division elective that looks interesting to you. They all count toward the major and minor

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major? ANY—most upper division elective courses do not have pre-reqs (only WGS 300 has a pre-req) and also fulfill upper division GE
Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?

WGS 200 is required to take WGS 300 (both required for major and minor)

Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? WGS 200 fills quickly. Please prioritize it.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? Yes, Social Justice Studies (AA-T).

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

WGS 200 “Introduction to Women and Gender Studies” required for major and minor, pre-req for WGS 300 (also required)

WGS 160 “Gender, Politics and Citizenship” lower division GE and gov’t requirement (elective, will count toward major and minor)

WGS 150 “Gender and US History” lower division GE and US hist requirement (elective, will count toward major and minor)

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?
 

NONE

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?
 
NONE

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