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Undergraduate Catalog 2016 - 2017 
Undergraduate Catalog 2016 - 2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women's Studies, B.A.

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Minimum hours required for the degree: 120

Minimum hours required for the major: 39 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 Studies major, students must take a minimum of 39 semester hours in Women's Studies courses. Courses are to be distributed over three departments with 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. 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 Studies curriculum based upon their particular career interests.

Additional Women's Studies Courses

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

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 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.

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