Women’s and Gender Studies Major

Women’s  and Gender Studies Major:
BA Degree Requirements

Gateway Courses
SubjectCourseTitleCredits
WST260Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WST351Feminist Theories 3
Required Course in Sexualities
Take one course from the list below:3
WST/SOC208Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Lives3
WST/PSY315Psychology of Gender3
WST/PSY319Human Sexuality3
One Race, Culture, and Gender Course (United States emphasis)
Take one course from the list below:3
WST/PSC326Politics of Race, Class, and Gender 3
WST/SOC347Black Women’s Studies3
One Race, Culture, and Gender Course (Global or International Emphasis)
WST/ANT300Women and Work3
One Historical Perspective Course
Take one course from the list below:3
WST/ART355Women in the Visual Arts3
WST/ENG307Medieval Women Mystics3
WST/ENG356Women Writers to 19003
WST/HIS244Immigrant Women3
WST/HIS317Women and Family in Western Society3
WST/HIS363Women and Modern History3
One Capstone Course That is Writing Intensive
WST480Independent Study 3-6
This third tier writing-intensive course requirement will be met by an independent study advised by a Women’s and Gender Studies faculty member. Students will produce theses to be read by a second reader approved by the Women’s Studies Advisory Committee. With permission of the Director, this requirement may be met by a discipline-based substitute, such as a departmental senior seminar. The thesis resulting from such work will then be read by a second reader approved by the Women’s Studies Advisory Committee.
One Experiential Learning Course
Take one course from the list below:
WST490Internship3-6
The experiential learning component may be undertaken in Women’s and Gender Studies or in a disciplinary area relevant to the Women’s and Gender Studies major and signed off by the director.3
Twelve Additional Elective Credits from the list Below:
WST/ENG266Mini Lit on Women Writers1
WST/ENG228Poetry of Women3
WST/ENG35720th Century Women Writers3
ENG/ENG365Special Topics: Women Writers3
WST/PSY227Women and Politics3
WST/SOC212Sociology of Families3
WST/SOC240Sociology of Gender and Sex Roles3
WST/SOC310Women and Crime3
Total Credits36
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