Requirements

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Gender and Women’s Studies— GWS (25–28 hours)

NOTE: No more than one course in any department, with the exception of GWS.

The following:

  • GWS 207 Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies 3 hours 
  • GWS 350 Feminist Theory 3 hours 
  • GWS 360 Doing Feminism: Issues in Research and Practice 3 hours 
  • GWS 497 Independent Study: Capstone 1 hour

One of the following:
The Gendered Body

  • ART 366 Cyberfeminism and New Media Practices 3 hours 
  • ART 371 Topics in Art History and Criticism (approved topics) 3 hours 
  • COMM 302 History and Criticism of Public Address 3 hours 
  • COMM 420 Female Beauty 3 hours 
  • COMM 490 Special Topics: Masculinities in American Media 3 hours 
  • ENLT 217 Contemporary Women's Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 255 Women of Genius: American Literature in the Suffragette Era 3 hours
  • ENLT 332 Romantic Era Feminism 3 hours 
  • GWS 220 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies 3 hours 
  • HIST 410 Studies in Women’s History (selected topics) 3 hours 
  • MLSP 412 Golden Age Spanish Literature 3 hours 
  • MLSP 424 Contemporary Spanish Women Writers 3 hours 
  • MLSP 429 Latin American Women Writers 3 hours 
  • PSYC 402 Psychology of Women 3 hours 
  • RLST 362 Becoming Women 3 hours 
  • SOC 220 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies 3 hours 
  • SOC 222 Contested Masculinities 3 hours 
  • SOC 365 Social Construction of Gender 3 hours 
  • SW 370 Family Violence and Sexual Abuse Issues 3 hours

One of the following:
Intersectionalities of Gender, Race, Class, Sexuality

  • BUAD 329 Gender and Race Issues in Management 3 hours
  • COMM 200 Interpersonal Communication 3 hours 
  • COMM 369 Public Communication 3 hours 
  • ENLT 350 Studies in American Literature (approved topics) 3 hours 
  • ENLT 366 Postcolonial Women’s Writing 3 hours 
  • ENLT 387 Gender and Sexuality in Literature 3 hours 
  • GWS 240 Gender and Environmental Justice 3 hours 
  • HIST 324 History of Women in the U.S. 3 hours 
  • HIST 341 African-American History 3 hours 
  • HUST 205 History of Famous Women 3 hours 
  • JUST 301 The Quest for Human Rights 3 hours 
  • MUS 342 Popular Music, Gender & Sexuality 3 hours 
  • PHIL 233 Philosophy of Gender 3 hours 
  • PHIL 243 Introduction to Feminist Philosophy 3 hours
  • POSC 301 The Quest for Human Rights 3 hours
  • PSYC 302 Psychology of Adult Development 3 hours 
  • PSYC 437 Psychology of Violence 3 hours 
  • PSYC 438 Stereotyping and Prejudice 3 hours 
  • RLST 314 Hebrew Bible Prophets 3 hours 
  • SOC 257 Sociology of Families 3 hours 
  • SOC 360 Social Stratification: Class, Gender, Race 3 hours 
  • SW 341 Sexuality Intimacy and Relationship 3 hours 
  • THTR 378 Contemporary Women’s Drama 3 hours

One of the following:
Transnational Perspectives on Gender

  • ANTH 346 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective 3 hours 
  • ANTH 392 Topics in Cultural Anthropology (approved topics) 3 hours
  • ENLT 206 Studies in Literature (approved topics) 3 hours 
  • GWS 275 Global Women’s Leadership 3 hours 
  • GWS 333 Transnational Feminisms 3 hours 
  • HIST 370 Modern European Women 3 hours 
  • HIST 375 Women from the Global South 3 hours 
  • HIST 383 Women in Africa and the Middle East 3 hours 
  • HIST 410 Studies in Women’s History (selected topics) 3 hours 
  • HIST 415 International Women’s Movements 3 hours 
  • POSC 333 Transnational Feminisms 3 hours 
  • POSC 365 Gender & Politics 3 hours

Three of the following (7–9 hours):

  • ANTH 346 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective 3 hours 
  • ANTH 392 Topics in Cultural Anthropology (approved topics) 3 hours
  • ART 366 Cyberfeminism and New Media Practices 3 hours 
  • ART 371 Topics in Art History and Criticism (approved topics) 3 hours 
  • BUAD 329 Gender and Race Issues in Management 3 hours 
  • COMM 302 History and Criticism of Public Address 3 hours 
  • COMM 369 Public Communication 3 hours 
  • COMM 420 Female Beauty 3 hours 
  • COMM 490 Special Topics: Masculinities in American Media 3 hours 
  • ENLT 203 Studies in Literature (approved topics) 3 hours 
  • ENLT 332 Romantic Era Feminism 3 hours 
  • ENLT 350 Studies in American Literature (approved topics) 3 hours 
  • ENLT 366 Postcolonial Women’s Writing 3 hours 
  • ENLT 374 Studies in World Literature in Translation (approved topics) 3 hours 
  • ENLT 387 Gender and Sexuality in Literature 3 hours 
  • GWS 220 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies 3 hours 
  • GWS 240 Gender and Environmental Justice 3 hours 
  • GWS 275 Global Women’s Leadership 3 hours
  • GWS 290 Special Topics 1–3 hours; or GWS 390 Special Topics 1–3 hours; or GWS 497 Independent Study 1–3 hours; or GWS 499 Internship 1–3 hours 
  • GWS 333 Transnational Feminisms 3 hours 
  • HIST 324 History of Women in the U.S. 3 hours 
  • HIST 341 African-American History 3 hours 
  • HIST 370 Modern European Women 3 hours 
  • HIST 375 Women from the Global South 3 hours 
  • HIST 383 Women in Africa and the Middle East 3 hours 
  • HIST 410 Studies in Women’s History (selected topics) 3 hours 
  • HIST 415 International Women’s Movements 3 hours
  • HUST 205 History of Famous Women 3 hours 
  • JUST 301 The Quest for Human Rights 3 hours 
  • MLSP 412 Golden Age Spanish Literature 3 hours 
  • MLSP 424 Contemporary Spanish Women Writers 3 hours 
  • MLSP 429 Latin American Women Writers 3 hours 
  • MUS 342 Popular Music, Gender & Sexuality 3 hours 
  • PHIL 233 Philosophy of Gender 3 hours 
  • PHIL 243 Introduction to Feminist Philosophy 3 hours 
  • POSC 301 The Quest for Human Rights 3 hours 
  • POSC 333 Transnational Feminisms 3 hours 
  • POSC 365 Gender & Politics 3 hours 
  • PSYC 302 Psychology of Adult Development 3 hours 
  • PSYC 402 Psychology of Women 3 hours 
  • PSYC 437 Psychology of Violence 3 hours 
  • PSYC 438 Stereotyping and Prejudice 3 hours 
  • RLST 314 Hebrew Bible Prophets 3 hours 
  • RLST 362 Becoming Women 3 hours 
  • SOC 220 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies 3 hours 
  • SOC 222 Contested Masculinities 3 hours 
  • SOC 257 Sociology of Families 3 hours 
  • SOC 360 Social Stratification: Class, Gender, Race 3 hours 
  • SOC 365 Social Construction of Gender 3 hours 
  • SW 341 Sexuality Intimacy and Relationship 3 hours 
  • THTR 378 Contemporary Women’s Drama 3 hours