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  • B.A. Degree in Women's Studies
  • Women's & Gender Studies

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  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    B.A. Degree in Women's and Gender Studies (120 Credits)

    Core Requirements

    WS 100 Women Today: Contemporary Women's Issues (3)
    WS 247 Women's Studies: Perspectives and Intersections (3)
    WS 324 Feminist Theory (3)
    WS 412 Seminar in Women's Studies (3)


    Restricted Electives

    (12 Credits)

    Students may use ENGL 248 only when topic relates to Women's and Gender Studies content, and CJ 400 only when the topic is "Women and Crime". (Courses listed above but not applied in a concentration area above may be used for elective credits).

    ENGL 248 Intro to American Ethnic Literature (3)
    CJ 400 Seminar in Criminal Justice (must be Women and Crime)
    WS 301 - COMH 301 Women's and Children's Health (3)
    HIST 375 Women in US History (3)
    PSY 310 Psychology of Women (3)
    WS 316 Women in Action (3)
    WS 269 Global Sexualities in Pop Culture (3)
    WS 330 Gender, Justice and the Environment (3)
    WS 334 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Issues (3)
    WS 390 Topics in Women's Studies (1-4)
    WS 395 Research in Women's Studies (1-3) (may repeat once)
    WS 397 Independent Study (1-3) (may repeat once)
    WS 407 Inclusive Science (3)
    WS 410 Directed Readings in Women's Studies (1-3)
    WS 412 Seminar in Women's Studies (3) (may repeat twice)
    WS 415 Media and Diverse Identities (3)
    WS 470 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (1)
    WS 248 - ENGL 248 Ethnic Literature (3)
    WS 314 - PHIL 314 Feminist Philosophy (3)
    WS 235 - PHIL 235 Sex and Love (3)
    WS 495 - PHIL 495 Topics in Feminist Theory (3)
    WS 303 - ANTH 303 Cross-Cultural Gender (3)
    WS 406 - BIOL 406 DNA as Destiny: Genetics and Society (3)
    WS 305 - ECON 305 The Economics of Poverty, Discriminations and Inequality (3)
    WS 244 - HIST 244 Women in World Religion (3)
    WS 350 - HIST 350 Women in European History (3)
    WS 294 - PE 294 Women and Sport (3)
    WS 219 - SOC 219 Sociology of Sexual Behavior (3)
    WS 308 - SOC 308 Social Gerontology (3)
    WS 310 - SOC 310 Dominant-Subordinate Group Relations (3)
    WS 320 - SOC 320 Sociology of the Family (3)
    WS 333 - SOC 333 Sociology of Gender (3)
    WS 416 - SOC 416 Violence in the Family (3)


    Related Requirements

    Students must complete a minimum of six credits in the Arts and Humanities Area, six credits in Multicultural/Global Perspectives Area, and six credits in the Social and Natural Sciences Area. At least nine of these credits must be at the upper division level.

    Arts and Humanities Area (minimum of 6 credits):
    WS 246 - ENGL 246 Women in Literature (3)
    WS 269 Global Sexualities in Pop Culture (3)
    WS 312 Rhetorics of Resistance: Feminist Responses from the Humanities (3)
    WS 408 - ART 408 Women and Art (4)
    WS 350 - HIST 350 Women in European History (4)
    WS 375 - HIST 375 Women in United States History (3)
    WS 244 - HIST 244 Women World Religions (3)
    WS 248 - ENGL 248 Ethnic Literature (3)
    WS 314 - PHIL 314 Feminist Philosophy (3)
    WS 235 - PHIL 235 Sex and Love (3)
    WS 495 - PHIL 495 Topics in Feminist Theory (3)

    Multicultural/Global Perspectives Area (minimum of 6 credits):

    WS 420 Feminism in Global Perspective (3) AND one of the following
    AMCS 372 Dynamics of Prejudice and Oppression (3) or
    WS 330 Gender, Justice and the Environment (3) or
    WS 415 Media and Diverse Identities (3)

    Social and Natural Sciences Area (minimum of 6 credits):
    WS 219 - SOC 219 Sociology of Sexual Behavior (3)
    WS 300 - BIOL 300 Biology of Women (3)
    WS 303 - ANTH 303 Cross Cultural Gender (3)
    WS 308 - SOC 308 Social Gerontology (3)
    WS 333 - SOC 333 Sociology of Gender (3)
    WS 334 - SOC 334 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Issues (3)
    PSY 310 Psychology of Women (3)
    WS 406 - BIOL 406 DNA as Destiny: Genetics and Society (3)
    WS 407 Inclusive Science (3)
    WS 416 - SOC 416 Violence in the Family (3)


    Electives

    Students must take nine credits and only two may be from the same disciplinary area.

    ENGL 248 Intro to American Ethnic Literature (3) (when topic relates to Women's Studies)
    WS 301 - COMH 301 Women's and Children's Health (3)
    AMCS 372 Dynamics of Prejudice and Oppression (3)
    HIST 375 Women in US History (3)
    PSY 310 Psychology of Women (3)
    WS 316 Women in Action (3)
    WS 269 Global Sexualities in Pop Culture (3)
    WS 330 Gender, Justice and the Environment (3)
    WS 334 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Issues (3)
    WS 390 Topics in Women's Studies (1-4)
    WS 395 Research in Women's Studies (1-3) (may repeat once)
    WS 397 Independent Study (1-3) (may repeat once)
    WS 407 Inclusive Science (3)
    WS 410 Directed Readings in Women's Studies (1-3)
    WS 412 Seminar in Women's Studies (3) (may repeat twice)
    WS 415 Media and Diverse Identities (3)
    WS 470 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (1)
    WS 235 - PHIL 235 Sex and Love (3)
    WS 495 - PHIL 495 Topics in Feminist Theory (3)
    WS 303 - ANTH 303 Cross-Cultural Gender (3)
    WS 406 - BIOL 406 DNA as Destiny: Genetics and Society (3)
    WS 305 - ECON 305 The Economics of Poverty, Discriminations and Inequality (3)
    WS 244 - HIST 244 Women in World Religion (3)
    WS 350 - HIST 350 Women in European History (3)
    WS 294 - PE 294 Women and Sport (3)
    WS 219 - SOC 219 Sociology of Sexual Behavior (3)
    WS 308 - SOC 308 Social Gerontology (3)
    WS 310 - SOC 310 Dominant-Subordinate Group Relations (3)
    WS 320 - SOC 320 Sociology of the Family (3)
    WS 333 - SOC 333 Sociology of Gender (3)
    WS 416 - SOC 416 Violence in the Family (3)
    WS 312 Rhetorics of Resistance (3)
    WS 420 Feminism in Global Perspective (3) (if not taken as a core course)
    WS 408 - ART 408 Women and Art (4)
    WS 300 - BIOL 300 Biology of Women (3)
    WS 246 - ENGL 246 Women in Literature (3)