A total of nine courses are required to complete the major in Gender Studies.
Choose one of the following two courses to fill the lower division requirement.
Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary major. This means that many courses that count for credit towards the Gender Studies major are cross-listed with other departments.
Over 40 courses are officially cross-listed with Gender Studies, plus twelve additional Gender Studies (SWMS) upper division courses (not including the courses listed above). There are many, many options for students who want to study gender in diverse contexts. For more information about all of these course options, please see the Gender Studies section in the USC Catalogue.
The Gender Studies Program offers a two-semester honors program in which qualified majors spend their first semester in an honors track in an upper division seminar, usually SWMS 410 Senior Seminar. During the second semester, all honors students are required to take SWMS 492 Honors Thesis, in which each completes a thesis project on a topic of his or her choosing under faculty direction. Contact the department for further information.