Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
Distribution Requirements for WGSS majors and minors

Students who entered as of Fall 2013 will be required to fulfill a distribution requirement, enabling students to gain a breadth of knowledge in critical race feminisms (CRF), transnational feminisms (TNF) and sexuality studies (SS).  Majors will be required to take at least two courses (total) chosen from two of the above categories. Minors will be required to take at least one course from one of the above categories.  Students who declared a major or minor prior to Fall 2013 may continue to follow the previous requirements (Women of Color courses inside and outside the U.S.) which will be published on the WGSS website. Students should see an advisor with questions.
Note:  If a course has more than one designation listed, it can only fulfill ONE of the requirements. The major can select which designation they want that particular class to fulfill.

UMASS CRF TNF SS
WOMENSST 294E – LGBTQ Movements, Law and Policy:  Global Perspectivesa   X X
WOMENSST 393T – Writing Love in the African Diaspora   X X
WOMENSST 394R – Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Latin America   X X
WOMENSST 397TC – Transgender Politics and Critical Thought     X
WOMENSST 592M – Sex and Science:  Power of Knowledge   X X
WOMENSST 592AA – Asian American Feminisms X    
AFROAM 297F – Black Women in the Americas and the Caribbean X X  
CHINESE 394WI – Women in Chinese Cultures   X  
JAPANESE 391S/521S – Women Writers of Japan   X  
COMM 394R – Race, Gender and the Sitcom X    
PSYCH 391ZZ – Psychology of the GLBT Experience     X
SOCIOL 387 – Sexuality and Society     X
SOCIOL 392D – Social Demography of Sexuality     X
PORTUG 597PW – Women Writers of Portugal   X  

 

UMASS CPE CRF TNF SS
WOMENSST 297TC – Introduction to Critical Transgender Studies     X
WOMENSST 397DD – Pornography, Gender and the Law     X
HISTORY 297F – History of Sexuality     X
SOC 387 – Sexuality and Society     X

 

AMHERST COLLEGE CRF TNF SS
SWAG 206/ARHA 284/EUST 284 – Women and Art in Early Modern Europe   X  
SWAG 210/ANTH 210 – Anthropology of Sexuality     X
SWAG 362/ASLC 363/HIST 397– Women in the Middle East   X  
SWAG 467/POSC 467 – Social Movements, Civil Society and Democracy in India   X  

 

HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE CRF TNF SS
CSI 0165-1 – Gender and Economic Development in a Globalizing World   X  
CSI 169 – Constitutionally Queer: Law, Equality and Sexuality     X
CSI 0182-1 – Introduction to Queer Studies     X
CSI 021 – Queer Feelings: The Affective and Emotional Life of Sexuality, Gender, and Race     X
CSI 0257– Monogamy     X

 

HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE CRF TNF SS
GNDST 206-01/HIST 296 – Women and Gender in the Middle East   X  
GNDST 333C-01/ANTHR 331 – Anthropology and Sexualities     X