Critical Gender Studies

Requirements

CGS Major Requirements Prior to Fall 2017

Critical Gender Studies majors are required to take sixteen courses, comprising four courses in the introductory sequence (2A, 2B, 100, 101), and twelve upper-division courses. Six upper-division courses must be taken in CGS; the other half (six) will be drawn from among the applicable electives taught within other departments. Three of the applicable elective courses must be in Humanities, the other three in Social Sciences. (See information on quarterly course list below.)

  • CGS 2A - Intro to CGS: Social Movements
  • CGS 2B - Intro to CGS: Gender & Institutions
  • CGS 100 - Conceptualizing Gender: Theories & Methods
  • CGS 101 - Gender, Moderninty, & Globalization
  • Six CGS upper-division courses
  • Three upper-division elective courses in the Social Sciences
  • Three upper-division elective courses in the Humanities

CGS Major Requirements Effective Fall 2017

Critical Gender Studies majors are required to take fourteen courses, comprising four courses in the introductory sequence (2A, 2B, 100A, 100B), and ten upper-division courses. Six upper-division courses must be taken in CGS—at least three courses from the intermediate category and at least three courses from the advanced category. The other four courses will be drawn from among the CGS applicable electives taught within the Divisions of Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities.

  • CGS 2A - Intro to CGS: Key Terms & Concepts
  • CGS 2B - Intro to CGS: Social Formations
  • CGS 100A - Conceptualizing Gender: Theoretical Approaches
  • CGS 100B - Conceptualizing Gender: Methods & Methodologies
  • Six upper-division CGS courses: Three Intermediate and Three Advanced
  • Four upper-division elective courses in the Social Sciences and/or Humanities

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Quarterly Course Newsletters

When the UCSD Schedule of Classes for an upcoming quarter goes online, the Critical Gender Studies Program makes available a list of that quarter’s proposed CGS courses. The quarterly list will also include applicable coursess being offered in other departments. The Quarterly Course Newsletters for the current academic year can be found here.

Double Major Requirements 

Students who wish to major both in Critical Gender Studies and in another department or program must fulfill all requirements for the Critical Gender Studies major as described above. A student must submit a double major petition for approval to the participating departments and the student’s college advising office. Critical Gender Studies will allow up to two upper-division courses that overlap between the two majors.

 

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