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B.A. Degree in Women's & Gender Studies {20-21}

B.A. Degree in Women's and Gender Studies

Description
To receive the B.A. Degree in Women's and Gender Studies, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Describe how identities are socially constructed along intersecting axes of gender, race, class, sexuality and ability.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of issues facing women and the movements that have responded to those issues both historically and globally.
  • Recognize and analyze dynamics of social power, including relations of oppression and privilege between men and women as well as between women of different social groups.
  • Evaluate issues utilizing the tools of multiple disciplines and by moving between disciplines in ways that bring those disciplines together.
  • Examine the relationship between theory and practice by applying knowledge gained in the academy to circumstances, experiences and activist work outside of the academy.

Core Requirements ( 12 credits )

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)

Related Requirements ( 6 credits )

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):
FILM 371 History of LGBT Representation in Film (4)
WS 246 - ENGL 246 Women in Literature (3)
WS 268 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)
HIST 375 Women in United States History (3)
WS 244 - HIST 244 Women World Religions (3)
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)
PSY 310 Psychology of Women (3)
WS 406 - BIOL 406 DNA as Destiny: Genetics and Society (3)
WS 407 Inclusive Science (3)

Restricted Electives

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).

CJ 400 Seminar in Criminal Justice (must be Women and Crime)
HIST 375 Women in US History (3)
FILM 371 History of LGBT Representation in Film (4)
PHIL 235 Sex and Love (3)
PSY 310 Psychology of Women (3)
WS 268 Global Sexualities in Pop Culture (3)
WS 330 Gender, Justice and the Environment (3)
WS 390 Topics in Women's Studies (1-4)
WS 394 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 412 Seminar in Women's Studies (3) (may repeat twice)
WS 415 Media and Diverse Identities (3)
WS 470 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (1)
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 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)

Electives ( 9 credits )

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

AMCS 372 Dynamics of Prejudice and Oppression (3)
HIST 375 Women in US History (3)
FILM 371 History of LGBT Representation in Film (4)
PHIL 235 Sex and Love (3)
PSY 310 Psychology of Women (3)
WS 268 Global Sexualities in Pop Culture (3)
WS 330 Gender, Justice and the Environment (3)
WS 390 Topics in Women's Studies (1-4)
WS 394 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 412 Seminar in Women's Studies (3) (may repeat twice)
WS 415 Media and Diverse Identities (3)
WS 470 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (1)
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 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 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)