B.A. Degree

The WGS Department offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in WGS. This degree includes a community internship and a senior seminar.


General Education (34 hours)

A&S Programmatic Requirements

 

Gen 101 (1 hour)
9 hours of electives in HUM or NS, 300+ (incorporated into supporting courses requirement)
Foreign Language (12 hours)
WR (incorporated into other degree requirements)

Womens & Gender Studies courses (36 hours)


 

WGST 201 - Women in American Culture-CD2, HUM (3 hours)
WGST 401 - Community Internship (3 hours)
WGST 500 - Senior Seminar: Interdisciplinary Research-WR (3 hours) Check with your WGS advisor about taking this course as soon as you reach junior status.]

WGST Humanities electives (9 hours)
Choose 3, of which one must be at the 400+ level:

WGST:
203 Gender and Public Dialogue
303  Humanities Perspectives on Sex Roles
325 Women in Literature
326 Gender and Childrens Literature
340 Women and Religion
342 Black Women Novelists-WR
345 Women in Hinduism and Buddhism
346 Women in Africa
360 Philosophy and Feminism
373 Women Writers and Filmmakers
380 African-American Women in Theatre
381 Speaking of Women
395 Women, Media, and Culture-CD-2
520 Womens Personal Narratives
522 The Body in Popular Media-WR
560 Feminist Philosophical Literature
571 Francophone Women Writers and Critics-WR

WGST Social Science electives (9 hours)
Choose 3, of which one must be at the 400+ level:

WGST:
300 Sex, Gender, and Culture
312 Sociology of Womens Health
313 Sociology of Gender
331 History of Women-CD-2
332 History of Childhood in America-WR
333 Women in Latin American History-CD-1
343 Faces of Global Poverty-WR
347 Racism and Sexism-WR CD1
348 African-American Women-WR
349 Alternative/Traditional Healing
355 Women in American Politics
394 Lectures in WGS
411 Psychology of Women
414 Women and Work
415 Sociology of Disabilities
512 Gender, Race, Work & Welfare
530 Feminism in Western Civilization
531 Women in the 20th Century-WR
532 History of Sexualities-WR
533 Women in 19th-Century America-WR
535 Womens Health Issues-CD-2
538 American Women in Sports
540 Womens Health in Africa-WR
543 Black Womens Voices-WR
556 Feminist Theory-WR
558 Women in Developing Countries

Womens/Gender History (3 hours)
Choose one WGST elective from the following:

331 History of Women-CD2
332 History of Childhood in America-WR
333 Women in Latin American History-CD1
513 - U.S. Social Justice Movements
530 Feminism in Western Civilization
531 Women in the 20th Century in Europe and the U.S. -WR
532 History of Sexualities-WR
533 Women in 19th-Century America-WR
545 - Southern Women, Black and White

Race and Gender (3 hours)
Choose one WGST elective from the following:

342 Black Women Novelists-WR
343 Faces of Global Poverty-WR
346 Women in Africa
347 Racism and Sexism-WR CD1
348 African-American Women-WR
380 African-American Women in Theatre
512 Gender, Race, Work & Welfare
540 Womens Health in Africa-WR
543 Black Womens Voices-WR

WGST elective (3 hours)
One WGST elective, at the 300+ level.

Supporting courses (choose one set; 27-33 hours)

1. Minor in SOC 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 SOC or HUM (9 hours)
3. Minor in HUM discipline (18-24 hours) with electives at 300+ in SOC or NS (9 hours)

Minimum electives(5-11 hours)

Minimum total (121 hours)

[Consult your WGS advisor about how topics and independent study courses count in your major (WGST 390, 391, 392, 393, 396, 397, 398, 399, 498, 499, 589, 590, 591, 592, 593, 594).]