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Major Requirements

Major: Women’s and Gender Studies (BA)

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

WGS 219: Women in Culture & Society 4
WGS 319: Feminist & Gender Theory 4
WGS 430: Women’s Studies/Gender Studies Seminar 4

Six Electives* (Partial list below. See Program Chair for a complete listing each semester)

24
Total with Internship 36

*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:

Joan P. Brock School of Mathematics &Natural Science

  • BIO 222:Human Anatomy & Physiology II*

Susan S. Goode School of Arts and Humanities

  • 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
  • ENG 360: 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

Birdsong 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

D. Henry Watts School of Professional Studies

  • SW 361: Human Sexuality
  • SW 402: Women on the Brink

Many other topics courses fulfill WGS elective requirements. See Program 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.

Minor Requirements: Women’s and Gender Studies

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.)

12
Total with Internship 20