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Undergraduate

Core Courses

GSW Core Courses

View all GSW courses and descriptions on our master course list, or contact SBAI for up-to-date listings. If you are having difficulty planning to fulfill your GSW major requirements because of limited availability of core courses, please contact sbai@rochester.edu to discuss this with an advisor. GSW 100 changes topics by semester. Students may only take GSW 100 once. If you are completing a minor or major, you must take core courses that are not the required courses (GSWS 105, GSWS 200).

Humanities 

GSWS 100: Topics in GSW (Topic and humanities/social science designation changes by semester)
GSWS 105: Sex and Power
GSWS 189: Sexuality in World Religions
GSWS 212: Queer Theory
GSWS 215: LGBTQ+ Histories and Cultures in the US
GSWS 218: Gender and Disability
GSWS 232: Body and Sexuality
GSWS 280: Intersectionality: The History of an Idea

Social Sciences

GSWS 100: Topics in GSW (Topic and humanities/social science designation changes by semester)
GSWS 200: History of Feminism/Colloquium in GSW
GSWS 206: Feminism, Gender, and Health AND Global Politics of Gender and Health
GSWS 208: The Case of Sherlock Holmes: Race, Gender, and Crime in the British Empire
GSWS 209: Psychology of Human Sexuality
GSWS 213: Politics of Nature: Race, Gender, and the Environment
GSWS 215: LGBTQ Histories and Cultures in the US
GSWS 219: Politics of Sport: Race, Gender, and National Identity in Athletic Competition
GSWS 232: Body and Sexuality
GSWS 235: History of Masculinity
GSWS 259: Food Matters: Gender, Religion, Ethnicity, and Consumerism
GSWS 266: Psychology of Gender