Undergraduate Degree - Women's and Gender Studies

Program:
Women's and Gender Studies
Program Code:
5671 Women's and Gender Studies
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS08
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
Women's and Gender Studies

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Women's and Gender Studies

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Women's and Gender Studies.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Women's and Gender Studies major is met by completing Women's Studies 492. That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major (33 to 35 credits). A student with a major in Women's and Gender Studies must earn a minimum grade–point average of 2.00 in the courses listed in items 3.a. below.
                   
    a. All of the following courses (15 to 17 credits):  
      WS 201 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies 3
      WS 202 Introduction to Contemporary Feminisms and Gender Theories 3
      WS 203 Introduction to Methods for Women's and Gender Studies Research 3
      WS 492 Advanced Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies (W) 4
      WS 493 Internship   2 to 4
      The completion of Women's Studies 492 satisfies the capstone course requirement for the major in Women's and Gender Studies.  
    b. Complete a minimum of 6 credits of courses listed below that explore gender in global perspective. Courses used to fulfill this requirement may not be used to fulfill requirement 3. c. below. Additional courses may be available to meet this requirement. Students should consult with their academic advisor.  
      ANP 220 Gender Relations in Comparative Perspective 3
      ANP 270 Women and Health: Anthropological and International Perspectives 3
      ANP 431 Gender, Environment and Development 3
      FW 211 Introduction to Gender and Environmental Issues 3
      HST 413 Families in Historical Perspective 3
      HST 420 History of Sexuality since the 18th Century 3
      HST 421 Women and Gender in Africa 3
      LIN 225 Language and Gender 3
      MC 386 Women and Power in Comparative Perspective 4
      MC 482 Gender and Violent Conflict 4
      PHL 358 Philosophy, Gender, and Global Development 3
      REL 331 Islam and Gender 3
      WS 403 Women and Change in Developing Countries 3
    c. Complete a minimum of 12 credits of courses from one of the four interdisciplinary areas listed below. Courses used to fulfill this requirement may not be used to fulfill any other requirement in the major. Additional courses may be available to meet this requirement. Students should consult with their academic advisor.  
      Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and History  
      ANP 330 Race, Ethnicity, and Nation: Anthropological Approaches to Collective Identity 3
      ANP 432 American Indian Women 3
      ANP 433 Contemporary American Indian Communities 3
      ENG 350 Readings in African, African-American, or African Diaspora Literature 3
      ENG 351 Readings in Chicano and Latino Literatures 3
      ENG 354 Readings in Native American Literature 3
      GEO 418 The Ghetto 3
      HST 310 African American History to 1876 3
      HST 311 African American History since 1876 3
      HST 312 African American Women 3
      HST 313 Women in the United States to 1869 3
      HST 314 Women in the United States since 1869 3
      HST 317 American Jewish History 3
      HST 324 History of Sport in America 3
      HST 327 History of Mexican Americans in the United States 3
      HST 378 Native Americans in North American History to 1830 3
      HST 379 Native Americans in North American History from 1830 3
      HST 410 History of North American Urbanization 3
      HST 412 Women in Modern European History 3
      HST 413 Families in Historical Perspective 3
      HST 420 History of Sexuality since the 18th Century 3
      MC 325 State and Society in Comparative Perspective 4
      MC 386 Women and Power in Comparative Perspective 4
      MC 388 Sexual Politics: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 4
      MC 395 Cultural Dimensions of Public Affairs 4
      SOC 215 Race and Ethnicity 3
      SOC 216 Sex and Gender 3
      SOC 315 Family and Society 3
      SOC 322 Sociology of Work 3
      SOC 361 Contemporary Communities 3
      WS 302 Jewish Women’s Experiences and Writings 3
      Sexuality and Conflict/Violence  
      ANP 220 Gender Relations in Comparative Perspective 3
      CJ 425 Women and Criminal Justice 3
      COM 391 Topics in Verbal, Intercultural, or Gender Communications 4
      GEO 413 Urban Geography 3
      HDFS 145 The Individual, Couples and Family 3
      HDFS 445 Human Sexuality 3
      HST 420 History of Sexuality since the 18th Century 3
      LB 336 Gender, Sexuality, Science, Technology (W) 4
      MC 325 State and Society in Comparative Perspective 4
      MC 386 Women and Power in Comparative Perspective 4
      MC 388 Sexual Politics: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 4
      MC 395 Cultural Dimensions of Public Affairs 4
      NEU 310 Psychology and Biology of Human Sexuality 3
      PSY 339 Psychology of Women 3
      SOC 215 Race and Ethnicity 3
      SOC 216 Sex and Gender 3
      WS 304 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ): Sexuality Studies 3
      WS 301 Sexual Violence Against Women and Children: Theory and Response 3
      WS 404 Women and the Law in the United States 3
      Students who select COM 391 must obtain approval from the academic advisor to ensure content is appropriate.  
      Gender and the Arts and Humanities  
      ENG 130 Film and Society 4
      ENG 153 Introduction to Women Authors 4
      ENG 350 Readings in African, African-American, or African Diaspora Literature 3
      ENG 351 Readings in Chicano and Latino Literatures 3
      ENG 353 Readings in Women Writers 3
      ENG 354 Readings in Native American Literature 3
      ENG 482 Seminar in Feminist Literary and Cultural Theory 3
      HST 310 African American History to 1876 3
      HST 311 African American History since 1876 3
      HST 312 African American Women 3
      HST 313 Women in the United States  to 1869 3
      HST 314 Women in the United States since 1869 3
      HST 324 History of Sport in America 3
      HST 317 American Jewish History 3
      HST 327 History of Mexican Americans in the United States 3
      HST 378 Native Americans in North American History to 1830 3
      HST 379 Native Americans in North American History from 1830 3
      HST 412 Women in Modern European History 3
      HST 413 Families in Historical Perspective 3
      HST 420 History of Sexuality since the 18th Century 3
      MC 395 Cultural Dimensions of Public Affairs 4
      PHL 356 Philosophical Aspects of Feminism 4
      PHL 456 Topics in Feminist Philosophy 4
      REL 331 Islam and Gender 3
      WRA 140 Writing: Women in America 4
      WS 302 Jewish Women’s Experiences and Writings 3
      Students who select ENG 130, ENG 350, ENG 351, or ENG 354 must obtain approval from the academic advisor to ensure content is appropriate.  
      Gender Applied: Health, Urban, and Public Policy  
      ANP 270 Women and Health:  Anthropological and International Perspectives 3
      ANP 370 Culture, Health, and Illness 3
      ANP 436 Globalization and Justice:  Issues in Political and Legal Anthropology 3
      ANP 439 Human Rights:  Anthropological Perspectives 3
      CJ 425 Women and Criminal Justice 3
      EEP 453 Women and Work: Issues and Policy Analysis 3
      EPI 390 Disease in Society: Introduction to Epidemiology and Public Health 4
      GEO 413 Urban Geography 3
      GEO 418 The Ghetto 3
     
    HDFS
    405 Work and Family 3
     
    HDFS
    448 Child and Family Policy 3
      HST 410 History of North American Urbanization 3
      MC 380 Social Policy 4
      MC 386 Women and Power in Comparative Perspective 4
      NEU 310 Psychology and Biology of Human Sexuality 3
      PSY 339 Psychology of Women 3
      PSY 320 Health Psychology 3
      SOC 361 Contemporary Communities 3
      SOC 375 Urban Sociology 3
      SOC 475 Health and Society 3
      WS 404 Women and the Law in the United States 3

 


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Women's and Gender Studies, BA (5671)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Women's and Gender Studies - Studies
Major - Women's and Gender Studies - Studies: 1 course from WS201

Requirement 12: Major - Women's and Gender Studies - Theories
Major - Women's and Gender Studies - Theories: 1 course from WS202

Requirement 13: Major - Women's and Gender Studies - Research
Major - Women's and Gender Studies - Research: 1 course from WS203

Requirement 14: Major - Women's and Gender Studies - Senior Seminar
Major - Women's and Gender Studies - Senior Seminar: 1 course from WS492

Requirement 15: Major - Women's and Gender Studies - Internship
Major - Women's and Gender Studies - Internship: 1 course from WS493

Requirement 16: Major - Women's and Gender Studies - Global Perspective
Major - Women's and Gender Studies - Global Perspective: 2 courses from ANP220, ANP270, ANP431, FW211, HST413, HST420, HST421, LIN225, MC386, MC482, WS403, PHL358, REL331

Requirement 17: Major - Women's and Gender Studies - Interdisciplinary Area
Major - Women's and Gender Studies - Interdisciplinary Area: A total 12 credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
in the interdisciplinary area of Gender, Race, Ethnicity and History.
in the interdisciplinary area of Sexuality and Conflict Violence.
in the interdisciplinary area of Gender and the Arts and Humanities
in the interdisciplinary area of Gender Applied: Health, Urban and Public Policy.

Requirement 18: College - Arts and Letters - Open Cognate
College - Arts and Letters - Open Cognate: 12 credits from Courses in an open cognate. One 300-400 level course of at least 3 credits must be included between the Open Cognate and the Non Arts & Letters Cognate. Both the cognate and the courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor.

Requirement 19: College - Arts and Letters - Non Arts and Letters Cognate
College - Arts and Letters - Non Arts and Letters Cognate: 12 credits from Courses in a cognate. One 300-400 level course of at least 3 credits must be included between the Open Cognate and the Non Arts & Letters Cognate. Both the cognate and the courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor.

Requirement 20: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 21: College - Arts and Letters - Second Language
College - Arts and Letters - Second Language: 1 course from a second year foreign language course demonstrating competency in a foreign language.

Requirement 22: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 23: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.