Undergraduate Specialization - Specialization in Gender and Global Change

Program:
Specialization in Gender and Global Change
Program Code:
7651 Gender and Global Change
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Specialization Undergraduate
Start Term:
US07
End Term:
US15


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 Social Science

Undergraduate Programs

Specialization in Gender and Global Change

The Specialization in Gender and Global Change, which is administered by the College of Social Science, is available as an elective to students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science and/or Bachelor of Arts Degree programs in Global and Area Studies-Social Science. The specialization provides students with an opportunity to study gender relations in the contexts of global political, economic, environmental, and social changes. The specialization is designed for students who wish to increase their understanding of global transformations and their impact on women and gender relations internationally. Students will study diverse issues such as gender and health, human rights and justice, gender and environment, and feminist theory in an international context. This specialization complements students’ majors and current areas of interest and prepares them for graduate studies and employment. Students interested in enrolling in the specialization must have their specialization program of study approved by the Director of the Women and International Development program who serves as the specialization advisor.

Requirements for the Specialization in Gender and Global Change

A minimum of 18 credits is required for the specialization.

1. Core Courses. Complete two of the following courses. Both courses must be from different departments, and at least one must be at the 300-level or above. (minimum of 6 credits)
Anthropology
ANP 220 Gender Relations in Comparative Perspective  3
James Madison College
MC 386 Women and Power in Comparative Perspective 4
Sociology
SOC 216 Sex and Gender 3
Women, Gender and Social Justice
WS 201 Introduction to Women’s Studies 4
WS 202 Introduction to Contemporary Feminist Theories 3
WS 401 Feminist Theory 4
WS 403 Women and Change in Developing Countries 3
2. Elective Courses. Complete a minimum of three courses. Not more than two courses may be from the same department. At least one course must be at the 300-level or above. No course may be used to satisfy both the core course and elective requirements.
Anthropology
ANP 220 Gender Relations in Comparative Perspective 3
ANP 270 Women and Health: Anthropological and International Perspectives 3
ANP 330 Race, Ethnicity, and Nation: Anthropological Approaches 3
to Collective Identity
ANP 370 Culture, Health, and Illness 3
ANP 430 Culture, Resources, and Power 3
ANP 431 Gender, Environment, and Development 3
ANP 439 Human Rights: Anthropological Perspectives (D) 3
Fisheries and Wildlife
FW 211 Introduction to Gender and Environmental Issues 3
History
HST 412 Women in Modern European History 3
HST 420 History of Sexuality since the 18th Century 3
James Madison College
MC 386 Women and Power in Comparative Perspective 4
MC 482 Gender and Violent Conflict 4
Women, Gender and Social Justice
WS 403 Women and Change in Developing Countries 3
WS 404 Women and Law in the United States 3
A list of other courses which may be appropriate as electives are available from the Director of Women and International Development.
3. Capstone Experience. Complete the following course (3 credits):
SSC 499 Directed Research in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science (W) 3
Students should enroll in the section on Issues in International Development.


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Gender and Global Change, SPCU (7651)

Required Credits: 18    Program Version: US07

Requirement 1: Specialization - Gender and Global Change - Core Courses
Specialization - Gender and Global Change - Core Courses: 2 courses from ANP220, MC386, SOC216, WS201, WS202, WS401, WS403
Conditions:
Specialization - Gender and Global Change - Core Courses: No more than 1 course from ANP220, SOC216, WS201, WS202 in Requirement(s) 1

Requirement 2: Specialization - Gender and Global Change - Elective Courses
Specialization - Gender and Global Change - Elective Courses: 3 courses from ANP220, ANP270, ANP330, ANP370, ANP430, ANP431, ANP439, FW211, HST412, HST420, MC386, MC482, WS403, WS404
Conditions:
Specialization - Gender and Global Change - Elective Courses: No more than 2 courses from ANP220, ANP270, FW211 in Requirement(s) 2

Requirement 3: Specialization - Gender and Global Change - Capstone Experience
Specialization - Gender and Global Change - Capstone Experience: 1 course from SSC499

Requirement 4
18 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.