Women and Gender Studies Program

BA in Women and Gender Studies

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The minimum number of credits (exclusive of the University's Core curriculum) required for the major: 42.

The women and gender studies major consists of 24 hours of required courses and 18 hours of women and gender studies related courses as follows:

Required Courses (18 hours)

Either of the following (3 hours)
     WST 101 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
     EYE 109 Gender, Representation, and Resistance

All of the following
     WST 201 Women, Knowledge, and Power
     WST 380 Politics of Difference
     WST 390 Contemporary Feminist Theories
     WST 490 Capstone Experience in Women and Gender Studies

One Topics Course from TWO of the following subject areas (6 hours)
     WST 235/335/435 Topics in Science, Technology, and Health I/II/III
     WST 245/345/445 Topics in Culture, and the Arts I/II/III
     WST 255/355/455 Topics in History and Resistance I/II/III
     WST 265/365/465 Topics in Gender and Institutions I/II/III

Either of the following (4-6 hours)
     WST 485 Internship
     WST 486 Thesis

Women and Gender Studies Related Courses: (at least 18 hours)

  • Students must take one course focusing on periods before 1800 and one course dealing with cultures not in the Western mainstream. Students may take no more than three electives from one department or program. Any WST course may be used for elective credit; courses eligible for elective credit are listed at the end of this section.