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/ENG352Lesbian Literature
PSY319Human Sexuality3
ENG365Topics in Literature/Language*
HIS365Special Topics*
SOC365Topics in Sociology*
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
ENG365Topics in Literature/Language*
HIS365Special Topics*
SOC365Topics in Sociology*
One Race, Culture, and Gender Course (Global or International Emphasis)
ANT300Women and Work3
WST/FRE/WLC231Women Writers from French Speaking Countries
WST/WLC/ENG324Literature of Women Authors of Latin America
WST/FRE331French and Global Perspectives on Women's Issues
WST/GEO306Gender, Justice and Environment
ENG365Topics in Literature/Language*
HIS365Special Topics*
SOC 365Topics in Sociology*
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
PSC365Special Topics (3 cr)*
PSY 365Special Topics*
ENG 365Topics in Literature/Language*
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 Writers*1
WST/ENG228Poetry of Women3
WST/ENG35720th Century Women Writers3
ENG/ENG365Special Topics: Women Writers*3
WST/PSY227Women and Politics3
WST/SOC212Sociology of Families3
WST/SOC240Sociology of Gender and Sex Roles3
WST/SOC310Women and Crime3
HIS365Special Topics (3 cr)*
PSC365Special Topics (3 cr)*
PSY365Special Topics (3 cr)*
SOC 365Topics in Sociology (3 cr)*
Total Credits36
ENG 266, ENG 365, HIS 365, PSY 365, PSC 365, SOC 365 courses have rotating topics which will only apply to this area of the major with approval of the major coordinator.