Bachelor of Arts Requirements

Requirements for the Major (48 credits)

I. Foundation- choose 1 course (4 credits)
WGS 145 Gender, Sexuality, and Power
WGS 150 Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGS 153 Queer Culture and Identity in the Twentieth Century
Select First-Year Seminars taught by WGS faculty
Other courses approved by the Director

II. Theory and Activism- 2 courses (8 credits)
At least one theory course and one activism course is required

WGS 340 Film Feminisms (4)
WGS 341 Gender and Nation (4)
WGS 359 Queer Theories (4)
ECON 240 Economics of Race, Class, and Gender (4)
ENGL 351 Postcolonial and Global Lit/Crit (4)
ENGL 403 Contemporary Literary Criticism and Theory (4)
POLI 317 Feminist Political Theory (4)
PHIL 310 Philosophy of Sex and Gender (4)
PSYC 320 Psychology of Gender (4)
SOAN 320 Self in Society (4)
SOAN 321 Gender and Emotion (4)
SOAN 329 Anthropology of Mothering (4)
SOAN 342 Gender and Sexuality (4)
SOAN 345 Interrogating Masculinity (4)
Other courses approved by the director

WGS 230 Feminist Community Engagement (4)
WGS 240 Feminist and Social Justice Activism (4)
WGS 427 Women in Collective Action (4)
WGS 180, WGS 280 Exploratory Internships (2–4)
WGS 380, WGS 480 Specialized Internships (2–4)
BUS 410 Organizational Consulting (4)
Other courses approved by the director

III. Methods (4 credits)
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. Electives (24 credits)
Electives will be selected from WGS and WGS cross-listed courses in consultation with a majoring student’s WGS advisor. Electives will help EGS majors explore their own learning goals and map out a course of study toward those goals. Majoring students will work closely with their advisors to develop an individualized plan reflective of their particular interdisciplinary interests.

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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