Bachelor of Arts Requirements

Requirements for the Major (48 credits)

I. Foundation (4 credits)
WGS 150 required.

II. Theory & Activism (8 credits)
At least one theory course and one activism course required. Theory courses include: WGS 340, WGS 341, WGS 345, WGS 350, ECON 340, GOVT 317, PHIL 310, PSYC 320, SOAN 342, and others approved by the director.

Activism courses include: WGS 140, WGS 230, WGS 427, Exploratory Internships (WGS 180, 280), Specialized Internships (WGS 380, 480), and others approved by the director.

III. Methods
At least one 4-credit course must be a WGS methods course or other methods course appropriate to the focus of the plan of study, chosen in consultation with the student’s WGS advisor.

IV. Plan of Study (24 credits)
Plan of Study will be designed in consultation with a majoring student’s WGS advisor. The Plan of Study will help Women’s and Gender Studies WGS majors define their own learning goals and map out a course of study towards those goals. Majoring students will work closely with their advisor to develop an individualized plan reflective of their particular interdisciplinary interests. It is recommended that declaring majors will submit a Plan of Study at the end of their second year and periodically review and adjust the Plan in consultation with their advisor. The Plan should include a preliminary set of courses that students plan to take to satisfy the 24 credit requirement in this area.

IV. Capstone (8 credits)
WGS 459 Senior Seminar: all majors enroll in the fall of their senior year, for 4-credits.

WGS Senior Project: all majors complete an Independent Senior Project (WGS 470) or Honors Research Project (WGS 499) in the spring of their senior year for 4-credits.


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