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B.S. Degree

The WGS Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in WGS. The 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 (6-8 hours)
WR (incorporated into other degree requirements)

Women’s & Gender Studies courses (42 hours)

WGST 201 - Women in American Culture-CD2, HUM (3 hours)
WGST 401 - Community Internship (3 hours)
WGST 500 or WGST 501 - Senior Seminar: Interdisciplinary Research-WR (3 hours) [Please note: Senior Seminar is offered every third semester. 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 Children’s 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 – Women’s Personal Narratives
522 – The Body in Popular Media-WR
560 – Feminist Philosophical Literature
571 – Francophone Women Writers and Critics-WR

WGST Social Science electives (12 hours)
Choose 4, of which one must be at the 400+ level:

WGST:
300 – Sex, Gender, and Culture
312 – Sociology of Women’s 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 – Women’s Health Issues-CD-2
538 – American Women in Sports
540 – Women’s Health in Africa-WR
543 – Black Women’s Voices-WR
556 – Feminist Theory-WR
558 – Women in Developing Countries

Women’s/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 – Women’s Health in Africa-WR
543 – Black Women’s Voices-WR 

WGST elective (6 hours)
Two WGST electives, at the 300+ level.

Statistics, Research Methods, or Logic

One course, chosen from the following:

MATH 109, JA 326, MGMT 201, PAS 408, POLS 390, PSYC 301 or 302, SOC 301, ANTH 371, PHIL 311

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 (0-6 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).]

 

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In 2008-2009, the WGS undergraduate advisor is Dawn Heinecken. For an advising appointment, call the main office (502-852-8160) or Email Dr. Heinecken.

 
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