Aug 17, 2022  
College Catalog 2015-2016 
    
College Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major


Major Requirements


NOTE: The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies major and minor plans may not include more than 3 courses which are already used on any other single major, minor or concentration plan the student has declared.

The major consists of 10 courses (40 credits). These courses must include the following:

     1.  WGSS 100 - Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies  

     2.  WGSS 200 - Feminist/Queer Theories and Methodologies  

     3.  WGSS 300 - Advanced Feminist/Queer Theories and Methodologies  

     4.  WGSS 400 - Senior Seminar: Linking Theory and Practice  

     5.  Six additional WGSS courses, two of which must be 300-level courses.

Points to consider in developing your WGSS major:

  •  You should plan your WGSS major in consultation with a department faculty member in WGSS and as you do so, consider what you’d like to accomplish with this major.
  •  Although not required, we recommend you take at least one 300-level elective (see #5 above) from a WGSS department faculty member since these specific courses will build most directly on the knowledge obtained in WGSS 200.
  • The major may include up to the equivalent of 4 credit hours from a study-away program.
  • The department strongly recommends civic engagement or other community work. Up to 4 credit hours of independent study or internship may count toward the major.
  • The major may not include more than 3 courses which are already used on any other single major, minor or concentration plan the student has declared.