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Women and Gender Studies Major, B.A.; B.A.A.; B.S.

B.A. degree; B.S. degree; B.A.A. degree
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Women and Gender Studies is a multi-disciplinary course of study that fosters understanding of the ways in which social patterning of female and male roles impacts on human behavior and on the accumulation of knowledge. It satisfies the needs of students working in a large number of disciplines. The Women and Gender Studies major requires 30 hours of coursework. The director of the Women and Gender Studies Program serves as advisor for all students taking this major.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (9 hours)

WGS 100How Gender Affects Our Lives

3(3-0)

WGS 426/PHL 426/PSC 426Feminist Theory

3(3-0)

WGS 496Capstone Seminar in Women's Studies

3(3-0)

Required Courses I (9 hours)

Three of the following

WGS 230/ECO 230Women in the Economy

3(3-0)

WGS 317/SOC 317Sociology of Gender

3(3-0)

WGS 326/PSC 326Women and Politics

3(3-0)

WGS 334/PSY 334Psychology of Women

3(3-0)

WGS 430/HDF 430Women and Aging

3(3-0)

WGS 590/ANT 590/SOC 590Gender, Culture, and Society

3(3-0)

Required Courses II (6 hours)

Two of the following

WGS 207/REL 207Women in Religion

3(3-0)

WGS 226/HST 226From Trials to Women’s Liberation: Women in America

3(3-0)

WGS 303/REL 303Goddesses

3(3-0)

WGS 327/ENG 327Women Writers: Gender, Sexuality, and Literature

3(3-0)

WGS 354/HST 354Women in European History

3(3-0)

WGS 362/COM 362Gender Communication

3(3-0)

WGS 382/ART 382Gender and Art

3(3-0)

Electives (6 hours)

Chosen from the courses not selected from the lists above, or from the following group:

HST 221Growing Up in America

3(3-0)

JRN 380Racial and Cultural Diversity: Mass Media's Role

3(3-0)

MGT 357Women in Management

3(3-0)

WGS 213/HDF 213Introduction to Human Sexuality

3(3-0)

WGS 297Special Topics in Women and Gender Studies

3-6(Spec)

WGS 319/PES 319Women and Sport

2(2-0)

WGS 410/SOC 410Women, Crime and Deviance

3(3-0)

WGS 497Special Topics in Women and Gender Studies

3-6(Spec)

Additional Requirements:

Courses must be selected in consultation with an advisor.

Total: 30 semester hours