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:

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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.
    1. 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
      ENG 360 Studies in Postcolonial and Diasporia Literature (W) 3
      GSAH 314 Race, Gender, and Global Identities 3
      HST 371 Women and Gender in Asia 3
      HST 413 Families in Historical Perspective 3
      HST 420 History of Sexuality since the 18th Century 3
      LIN 225 Language and Gender 3
      PHL 452 Ethics and Development 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 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 315 Family and Society 3
      SOC 361 Contemporary Communities 3
      WS 102 Navigating Sex and Gender in Everyday Life 2
      WS 307 Women of Color Feminisms 3
      Sexuality and Conflict/Violence
      ANP 220 Gender Relations in Comparative Perspective 3
      CJ 425 Women and Criminal Justice 3
      GEO 413 Urban Geography 3
      HDFS 145 The Individual, Couples and Families 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 482 Gender and Violent Conflict 4
      NEU 310 Psychology and Biology of Human Sexuality 3
      PSY 339 Psychology of Women 3
      SOC 216 Sex, Gender, and Sexuality 3
      WS 304 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and Sexuality Studies 3
      WS 301 Sexual Violence Against Women and Children: Theory and Response 3
      WS 351 Gendered Violence and Intersections of Power 3
      WS 404 Women and the Law in the United States 3
      WS 424 Seminar in Queer Studies 3
      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
      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 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
      WS 102 Navigating Sex and Gender in Everyday Life 2
      WS 307 Women of Color Feminisms 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
      EPI 390 Disease in Society: Introduction to Epidemiology and Public Health 4
      GEO 413 Urban Geography 3
      GEO 418 The Ghetto 3
      HDFS
      448 Child and Family Policy 3
      MC 380 Social Policy 4
      MC 386 Women and Power in Comparative Perspective 4
      NEU 310 Psychology and Biology of Human Sexuality 3
      PLS 304 Minority Politics 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 304 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and Sexuality Studies 3
      WS 404 Women and the Law in the United States 3
      WS 424 Seminar in Queer Studies 3