FGSS Undergraduate Major Application

Application Information:

Before applying to the major, the student must complete any two FGSS courses with a letter grade of B- or better. For FGSS courses that are cross-listed with another department, students may register through FGSS or the crosslisting department. FGSS courses at the 2000-level or above may count as both prerequisites and as part of the FGSS major. First-year writing seminars may count as prerequisites but not as part of the major. 

The FGSS major requires a minimum of 36 credits in FGSS courses (9 courses), all taken with a letter grade of C- or higher; students may petition the DUS to count up to two 3-credit courses toward the FGSS major, thus reducing the minimum required credits for the major. Students may register through FGSS or the cross-listing department. Students with a double major may count up to 3 courses toward the FGSS major that are simultaneously counting toward a second major.


  • 1. FGSS 2010 Introduction to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • 2. FGSS 3000 Feminist Theory (formerly FGSS 2020 Intro to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Theories)
  • 3. FGSS 4000 Senior Seminar
  • One course in each of the following three categories:
    • 4. Geopolitics and Transnationality Sex, gender, and sexuality vary across and within cultures, nations, regions, and languages. These forms and concepts also travel, intersect, and conflict across borders.  One course must focus on some aspect of FGSS that engage such flows of bodies, capital, imperialism, labor, and/or science. 
    • 5. Intersectionality A course must examine gender and/or sexuality along intersecting axes of power and/or oppression (including, but not limited, to: race, class, ethnicity, age, ability, or religion) that co-constitutively contribute to processes of subject formation, identities, and social relations.  
    • 6. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies (LGBT) A course must contain a significant focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender persons, texts, phenomena, and/or politics. The course should articulate sexuality in relation to specific LGBT communities, authors, identities, and concepts: it might address particular LGBT literary figures; anthropologies and sociologies of LGBT and other non-normatively sexed and gendered persons; art, cinema, or other visual cultures with marked LGBT content and/or audiences; and histories and theories of sexuality, especially queer theories.

FGSS advisor to be assigned. You will be contacted by the FGSS advisor once your application is received.

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