Undergraduate Specialization - Specialization in Women, Gender, and Social Justice

Program:
Specialization in Women, Gender, and Social Justice
Program Code:
5638 Women, Gender & Social Justice
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Specialization Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS04
End Term:
US15
College:
Department:
Program in Women, Gender and Social Justice


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Arts and Letters

Program in Women, Gender, and Social Justice

Undergraduate Programs
Specialization in Women, Gender, and Social Justice

The Specialization in Women, Gender, and Social Justice is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs other than the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies at Michigan State University. This interdisciplinary and cross-discipline specialization provides students with in-depth opportunities to study gender and its intersections with other aspects of identity within the students’ field of interest. Today’s scholars are broadening understandings of gender and gender identity. Cutting-edge scholarship is examining the multiple ways that individuals and groups experience oppression and resistance to oppression. Students enrolled in this specialization will be able to apply such understandings to their fields of interest through specific content areas which include gender, race, and ethnic identity; gender and sexuality; gender, history, and narrative; gender conflict or violence; gender and public policy; gender and literary, visual and performance arts; gender and health; and gender and urban spaces.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the Specialization in Women, Gender, and Social Justice must contact the advisor for this specialization. The student’s program of study must be approved by the specialization advisor in advance and in writing. Students who pursue the Specialization in Women, Gender, and Social Justice and are interested in applying to the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Women’s and Gender Studies should consult an academic advisor prior to completion of any elective credits in the specialization. Students will be expected to enroll in courses that include cross-disciplinary perspectives within the content area of their choosing.

Requirements for the Specialization in Women, Gender, and Social Justice

The student must complete the following (a minimum of 19 credits):

1. Both of the following courses (7 credits):
WS 201 Introduction to Women’s Studies 4
WS 202 Introduction to Contemporary Feminist Theories 3
2. Complete a minimum of 12 additional credits in courses from one of the following areas: gender, race, and ethnic identity; gender and sexuality; gender, history, and narrative; gender and conflict/violence; gender and public policy; gender and literary, visual and performance arts; gender and health; or gender and urban spaces. A list of approved courses is maintained by the advisor for the Specialization in Women, Gender, and Social Justice. Specific courses on this list will fulfill specialization requirements when the topics include sufficient content regarding women, gender, and one area.