Women's Studies

Women's Studies


Program Webpage


Shahin Gerami, 408-924-5754

Admin. Support Coordinator

Jacqueline Townsend,

Advising Hours

  • Consult the Program Coordinator for advising hours.

Women's Studies Minor

About the Program

Women's Studies is a comprehensive interdisciplinary program concentrating on women and gender relations. The Women's Studies Program at SJSU has historically focused on gender, race, and class and is currently developing a concentration on gender, health, and sexuality from a transnational perspective.

The learning goals of the Women's Studies Program include the cultivation of intellectual growth, dialogue, coalition building, appreciation of diversity, and contribution to social change based on feminist frameworks. A Women's Studies minor complements any major and is essential to understanding the dynamics of modern work culture.

Students may select a 15-unit minor or a 30-unit emphasis in women's studies within the BA - Social Science. In addition to the courses offered by the Women's Studies Program, a wide variety of courses on women and gender is offered by other departments. A complete listing of courses is available each semester in the Women's Studies Program class list handout.

Interested students should consult with a Women's Studies Program faculty member for advising and approval of the program.