2014-15 Pitzer Catalog 
    Oct 15, 2018  
2014-15 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gender and Feminist Studies Major

Requirements for the Major

The major requires a minimum of ten (10) courses, distributed among core courses and three tracks.

Core Courses

(one course from each numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 below):

  1. GWS 026 PO -Introduction to Women’s Studies 
  2. Feminist Theory, such as POST 163 PZ ; CHLT 166 CH 
  3. Intersectionality of gender/race/class/sexualities CHLT 060 CH , CHLT 061 CH , CHLT 115 CH , CHLT 154 CH , CHLT 166 CH ARHI 178 PO ; ASAM 090 PZ ; ENGL 140 PO MS 080 AA 
  4. GWS 190 PO -Senior Seminar  or GFS 191 PZ -Senior Thesis or Project  (Candidates for Honors must complete both the Sr. Seminar and Sr. Project/Thesis)


Students should take at least one (1) course from each track that focuses on gender and empowerment; and complete an additional three (3) courses from one of the tracks:

  1. Global, National and Local Communities
  2. Creativity: Art, Literature, Spirituality, Identity
  3. Sciences, Medicine and Technologies

If students have two majors, no more than two (2) courses, including a methods course, may be counted toward the completion of both majors.