**No new applications are being accepted for this program**

 

This program offers the opportunity to develop an expertise in an interdisciplinary subject.

Available Courses

Core Courses: 12 credits
  • WGS 100 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies3
  • WGS/POS 376 Feminist Theory 4
  • WGS 498 Senior Seminar 3
– or –
  • WGS 494 Internship in Women’s and Gender Studies 3-4
  • WGS 490 Women’s and Gender Project 3
Women’s and Gender Studies Electives: 30 credits

Thirty additional credits of electives, with a minimum of 6 credits at the 300 level, must be chosen from courses in the following categories:

Historical/Cultural Knowledge (minimum 9 credits)

Courses that explore social, economic, political and cultural aspects of women’s experience in the past.

  • PHI 140 Women and Philosophy 3
  • PHI 160 Women and Culture 3
  • HIS 200 Women in the U.S. 3
  • POS 201 Gender Politics 3
  • WGS/HIS 317 Women, Work, and Family Europe 4
  • WGS/HIS 330 Gender and Colonization 4
  • WGS/HIS 368 African-American Women’s History 4
  • WGS/HIS 374 Men, Women, and Work in the US 4
  • WGS/HIS 378 Topics in Women’s History 4
Communication and Creative Expression (minimum 6 credits)

Courses that examine communication issues and expressive forms, including literature, music, and the visual arts, through the lens of gender.

  • COM/PSY 241 Gender and Communication 3
  • ENG 226 Women and Writing (Early Periods )4
  • ENG 227 Women and Writing (Later Periods) 4
  • WGS/ENG 371 Studies in Women’s Literature 4
  • WGS/AHI 390 Women in Art 4
Theory and Practice (minimum 6 credits)

Courses that provide frameworks or paradigms for understanding how gender works, or methodologies useful for the analysis of gender.

  • PHI 141 Critical Thinking 3
  • AMS 250 Introduction to American Studies: Theory and Practice 4
  • AMS 251 Urban American Studies 4
  • PSY 260Psychology of Gender 3
  • SOC 288 Social Statistics 4
  • PHI 325 Radical Philosophy 3
  • POS 374 Black Political Thought 4
Intersections (minimum 9 credits)

Courses that present material through categories of analysis fundamentally related to gender, specifically race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and disability. Global intersections additionally focus on issues or materials from or within non-Western nations or environments. (3 credits must be a Global Intersections course indicated by [G])

  • SOC 112 Social Issues 3
  • ENG 126 Diverse Voices in Literature (depending on semester topic) 4
  • ENG 173 Gay/Lesbian Literature 4
  • ENG 216 Topics in African-American Literature 4
  • ENG 236 Topics in Postcolonial Literatures [G] 4
  • WGS/RLS 341 Marriage and Family 3
  • SOC 252 Family 3
  • WGS/SOC 360 Class, Race, and Gender 3
  • SOC 262 Sociology of Sexualities 3
  • POS 364 The Politics of AIDS: Ethnicity, Gender & Geography 4
  • WGS/RLS 365 Religion, Class, Race, and Gender 3
  • ENG 370 Literature and Empire [G] 4
  • ENG 372 Studies in Diverse Literatures 4

Students may also petition to have one course, not listed above, accepted as an elective or to meet one of the requirements for the major.