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Women's and Gender Studies (BA)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies

Major: WGST

Degree: BA

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Department: Women's and Gender Studies

Note: Admission to the major requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on courses in the major.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.

General Education

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see the General Education requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Type

Hours
General Education 34
Minimum Total 34

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type

Hours
General 101: A&S Orientation 1
9 hours of electives in HUM or NS, 300+ (incorporated into supporting courses requirement)  
Foreign Language 12
WR (incorporated into other degree requirements)  

Women’s and Gender Studies core courses

Type

Hours
Women's and Gender Studies 2012 3
Women's and Gender Studies 401 3
Women's and Gender Studies 5003 or 5013 3
Women's and Gender Studies Humanities electives  

Choose 3, of which one must meet the departmental diversity requirement, unless met in your concentration, and one must be at the 400+ level: Women's and Gender Studies 2032, 207*2, 3032, 3202, 325, 326, 340, 342*2 3, 345*2, 346*, 3602, 3733, 380*3,2, 381, 3952, 520, 5223, 560, 571*3, 582

9
Women's and Gender Studies Social Science electives  
Choose 3, of which one must meet the departmental diversity requirement, unless met in your concentration, and one must be at the 400+ level: Women's and Gender Studies 300*, 312, 313, 324, 3312, 3323, 333*2, 343*, 347*2, 348*3, 349*, 355, 364, 394, 411, 414, 415*, 512*, 513, 530, 5313, 5323, 5333, 538, 540*3, 543*3, 556*3, 558* 9
Supporting courses (choose one set)  
  1. Minor in SSC discipline (18-21 hours) with electives at 300+in HUM or NS (9 hours)
  2. Minor in NS discipline (18-22 hours) with electives at 300+in SSC or HUM (9 hours)
  3. Minor in HUM discipline (18-24 hours) with electives at 300+ in SSC or NS (9 hours)
27-33
Completion of a WGS concentration, in addition to core (choose one)  
  1. Women’s/Gender History : three WGST courses chosen from the following, at least one at the 500-level: 3312, 3323, 333*2, 513, 530, 5313, 5323, 5333
  2. Race, Gender, and Global Feminisms: three WGST courses chosen from the following, at least one at the 500-level: 207*2, 300*, 333*2, 342*2,3, 343*3, 345*2, 346*, 347*2, 348*3, 349*, 380*2,3, 512*,513,  540*3, 543*3, 558*, 571*3, 582
  3. Gender in Literature, Media, and the Arts: three WGST courses chosen from the following, at least one at the 500-level: 3202, 324, 325, 326, 342*2,3, 3733, 380*2,3, 381, 3952, 520, 5223, 571*3
  4. Humanities Perspectives on Women/Gender: three WGST courses chosen from the following, at least one at the 500-level: 2032, 207*2, 3032, 3202, 325, 340, 342*2,3, 345*2, 3602, 3733, 380*2,3, 381, 395, 520, 5223, 560, 571*3
9
Minimum electives 5-11
Minimum Total 36

*Courses which meet the departmental diversity requirement

1 Consult your WGS advisor about how topics and independent study courses count in your major (WGST 390, 391, 3923, 3933, 396, 3973, 398, 3993, 490, 491, 4923, 4933, 4983, 4993, 589, 590, 591, 5923, 593, 5943).

2 Fulfills General Education requirement.

3 Fulfills WR requirement.

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