Women’s and Gender Studies

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Women’s and Gender Studies Major:
BA Degree Requirements

Gateway Courses
Subject Course Title Credits
WST 260 Introduction to Women’s Studies 3
WST 351 Feminist Theories 3
Required Course in Sexualities
Take one course from the list below: 3
WST/SOC 208 Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Lives 3
WST/PSY 315 Psychology of Gender 3
WST/PSY 319 Human Sexuality 3
One Race, Culture, and Gender Course (United States emphasis)
Take one course from the list below: 3
WST/PSC 326 Politics of Race, Class, and Gender 3
WST/SOC 347 Black Women’s Studies 3
One Race, Culture, and Gender Course (Global or International Emphasis)
WST/ANT 300 Women and Work 3
One Historical Perspective Course
Take one course from the list below: 3
WST/ART 355 Women in the Visual Arts 3
WST/ENG 307 Medieval Women Mystics 3
WST/ENG 356 Women Writers to 1900 3
WST/HIS 244 Immigrant Women 3
WST/HIS 317 Women and Family in Western Society 3
WST/HIS 363 Women and Modern History 3

One Capstone Course That is Writing Intensive

WST 480 Independent Study 3-6
This third tier writing-intensive course requirement will be met by an independent study advised by a Women’s and Gender Studies faculty member. Students will produce theses to be read by a second reader approved by the Women’s Studies Advisory Committee. With permission of the Director, this requirement may be met by a discipline-based substitute, such as a departmental senior seminar. The thesis resulting from such work will then be read by a second reader approved by the Women’s Studies Advisory Committee.
One Experiential Learning Course
Take one course from the list below:
WST 490 Internship 3-6
The experiential learning component may be undertaken in Women’s and Gender Studies or in a disciplinary area relevant to the Women’s and Gender Studies major and signed off by the director.
Twelve Additional Elective Credits from the list Below:
WST/ENG 266 Mini Lit on Women Writers 1
WST/ENG 228 Poetry of Women 3
WST/ENG 357 20th Century Women Writers 3
WST/ENG 365 Special Topics: Women Writers 3
WST/PSY 227 Women and Politics 3
WST/SOC 212 Sociology of Families 3
WST/SOC 240 Sociology of Gender and Sex Roles 3
WST/SOC 310 Women and Crime 3
Total Credits 36
 

 

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