Nov 21, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017 - 2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women's and Gender Studies, B.A.

Minimum hours required for the degree: 120

Minimum hours required for the major: 30 distributed in three fields

Admission to the major: Requires good academic standing in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Major-Field Requirements

To earn a Women's and Gender Studies major, students must take a minimum of 30 semester hours in Women's and Gender Studies courses. Courses must include at least 6 credits in the humanities and 6 credits in the social sciences. Independent study (WST 496 ) may be included as part of the major, if approved by the director. A grade of C or better must be earned in courses used to fulfill requirements for the major. Students are encouraged to use this framework to develop a more specialized Women's and Gender Studies curriculum based upon their particular career interests.

Required Courses

Additional Women's and Gender Studies Courses

In addition to courses listed below, certain special-topics courses may apply to the major if approved by the Women's and Gender Studies Director. See individual departmental listing for course descriptions and prerequisites.

Women's and Gender Studies Courses From The Humanities

Honors Program/University Scholars Requirements

  1. Student letter of intent to submit an Honors Thesis in WST
  2. Two Independent Study/Research courses on Women's and Gender Studies -- these may count towards the regular WST major
  3. Senior Thesis (25-50 pages) -- a preliminary version of this will be presented during your final semester at a public meeting of WST faculty; final revised version due later must reflect response to comments at the presentation.