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WGSS Major (BA)

Major Requirements: 10 Courses

WGSS majors are required to take a second language.

Five Core Courses

  • WGS 200 Women, Culture and Society (prerequisite for other core courses)
  • WGS 325 Feminist Theories (prerequisite for WGS 326 and WGS 495)
  • WGS 326 Feminist Methodologies (prerequisite for WGS 495)
  • WGS 398 Feminism in the Workplace
  • WGS 495 Senior Seminar

 

Five Electives
At least one WGS course at the 300 level or above

At least one of the following to fulfill the WGS Global Requirement:

  • WGS 222 Nonviolence and Peace Action
  • WGS 260 Women of African Descent in Global Perspective
  • WGS 310 Women in Eastern Europe 1848-Present
  • WGS 327 European Social History Since 178
  • WGS 360 Literature by Latinas and Latin American Women
  • WGS 375 Transnational Feminisms
  • WGS 376 Global Women Writers
  • WGS 377 Gender and Democracy

At least one of the following to fulfill the WGS Race & Ethnicity Requirement:

  • WGS 252 Gender, Race, and Cultural Production
  • WGS 260 Women of African Descent in Global Perspective
  • WGS 360 Literature by Lantinas & Latin American Women
  • WGS 361 African American Women’s History
  • WGS 365 Womanist Thought
  • WGS 381 Women and Migration

For double majors in the School of Education, see the Education/WGSS Planner.

WGSS majors may fulfill Liberal Learning requirements for WVWK, LVPA, SCHP, and BSCP, as well as Global and Race/Ethnicity, through WGS-prefix courses.  The following majors and minors that share one or more electives with WGSS:

  •  African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Communication Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology

 

In choosing Liberal Learning courses outside the major, students should focus on meeting requirements in Natural Science and Quantitative Reasoning.

WGSS Four Year Course Sequence Sample

This planner includes WGSS requirements and Liberal learning requirements.

 

Year 1      

Fall

Spring

WGS 200: Women, Culture, & Society (WGS major #1 and Liberal Learning BSCP) WGS Race & Ethnicity (WGS major #2)
Quantitative Reasoning (Liberal Learning #2) Natural Science (Liberal Learning #3)
Language (101 level) Language (102 level)
FSP (Liberal Learning) Free Elective or WRI 102: Academic Writing (if required)

 

Year 2

Fall

Spring

WGS Elective (WGS major #3) WGS Elective (WGS major #4)
Social Change in Historic Perspective (Liberal Learning #4 –Can be covered through WGS courses) Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts (Liberal Learning #5–Can be covered through WGS courses)
Language (103 level) Free Elective
Free Elective Free Elective

 

Year 3

Fall

Spring

WGS Global (WGS major #5) WGS Elective (WGS major #6)
Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts OR World Views and Ways of Knowing (Liberal Learning #6) WGS 325: Feminist Theory (WGS major #7 and Liberal Learning WVWK)
Free Elective Behavioral, Social, or Cultural Perspectives OR Social Change in Historic Perspective (Liberal Learning #8)
Free Elective Free Elective

 

Year 4

                                  Fall                                 

Spring

WGS 326: Feminist Methodology (WGS major #8) WGS 495/496: Senior Seminar -Methods and Theory (WGS major #10)
WGS 398: Feminism in the Workplace (WGS major #9) Free Elective
Free Elective Free Elective
Free Elective Free Elective
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WGSS majors may easily double-major or add one or more minor by choosing electives that count toward both credentials.  For double majors, choose up to three courses that are approved as electives for both academic programs.  For minors, choose one course that is approved as an elective for both academic programs.

WGSS Four Year Course Sequence Sample

This planner includes WGSS requirements, Liberal learning requirements, AND a second major/minor.

Year 1      

Fall

Spring

WGS 200: Women, Culture, & Society (WGS major #1 and Liberal Learning BSCP) WGS Race & Ethnicity (WGS major #2)
Quantitative Reasoning (Liberal Learning #2) Natural Science (Liberal Learning #3)
Language (101 level) Language (102 level)
FSP (Liberal Learning) Free Elective or WRI 102: Academic Writing (if required)

 

Year 2

Fall

Spring

 WGS Elective (WGS major #3)  WGS Elective (WGS major #4)
 Social Change in Historic Perspective (Liberal Learning #4 –Can be covered through WGS courses)  Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts (Liberal Learning #5 –Can be covered through WGS courses)
 Language (103 level)  Second major/Minor
 Second major/Minor  Second major/Minor

 

Year 3

Fall

Spring

 WGS Global (WGS major #5)  WGS Elective (WGS major #6)
 Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts OR World Views and Ways of Knowing (Liberal Learning #6)  WGS 325: Feminist Theory (WGS major #7 and Liberal Learning WVWK)
 Second major/Minor  Behavioral, Social, or Cultural Perspectives OR Social Change in Historic Perspective (Liberal Learning #8)
 Second major/Minor  Second major/Minor

 

Year 4

                                  Fall                                 

Spring

 WGS 326: Feminist Methodology (WGS major #8)  WGS 495/496: Senior Seminar -Methods and Theory (WGS major #10)
 WGS 398: Feminism in the Workplace (WGS major #9)  Second major/Minor
 Second major/Minor  Second major/Minor
 Second major/Minor  Second major/Minor
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