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Commencement 2019

Major Requirements

Major: Women’s and Gender Studies (BA)

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

WGS 219 Women in Culture & Society 4
WGS 430 Women’s Studies/Gender Studies Seminar 4

Three courses from among offerings At least one course must be at the 300 level and courses must be from at least two different schools. (Partial list below, see program coordinator for a complete listing each semester.)

Total with Internship 20

*It is recommended that WGS majors take at least one course from each division from the pre-approved list of elective courses. At least five courses, including WGS 319 and WGS 430, must be at the 300/400 level.

WGS Elective courses:

Natural Science & Mathematics Division

  • BIO 222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II*

Humanities Division

  • CLAS 350 Women in the Ancient World
  • COMM 327 Children and the Media
  • ENG 261 Women Writers
  • ENG 265 Love, Sex and Marriage in Western Literature
  • ENG 318 Adolescent Literature
  • ENG360 Contemporary British Literature
  • ENG 385 American Protest Literature
  • SPAN 350 Hispanic American Women Writers
  • TH 375 Images of Women in Theatre and Film
  • TH 410 Theater of Diversity

School of Social Science

  • CJ/SOC 418 Family Violence
  • HIST 352 U.S. Women’s History
  • HIST 353 History of Women in Europe Since 1700
  • HIST 426 Heresy and the Witch-Hunt
  • POLS 203 Politics and Literature
  • POLS 204 Introduction to Feminist Political Thought
  • POLS 239 American Political Thought
  • POLS 348 International Human Rights
  • POLS 355 Women, Power and Politics
  • PSY 351 Psychology of Gender
  • PSY 385 Psychology of Eating Disorders
  • SOC 311 Family
  • SW 361 Human Sexuality
  • SW 402 Women on the Brink

Many other topics courses fulfill WGS elective requirements. See Department Chair for a complete list each semester

*Note that in order to fulfill the recommendation to take a course from each school, WGS majors are encouraged to take BIO 222.