Major Requirements

A minimum of nine courses, to include the following (with a minimum of four courses at the 300-400 level):

1) At least one introductory course on gender studies and feminism in the U.S. Choose from:
WGSS 101: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (CSI, U)
History 244: History of American Feminisms (CHC, U)
Philosophy 230: Philosophy of Feminism (AV, U)
Sociology 222: Sex and Gender in Society (CSI, U)

2) At least one course on gender and sexualities. Choose from:
Anthropology 252: Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (CSI, G, W)
English 381: Thinking Queer/Reading Queer (LIT, U)
Health 330: Human Sexuality (AV)
History 350: Women, Work, and Leisure, 1890-1930 (CHC, U)
Psychology 356: Psychology of Gender (U)
Sociology 380: Sociology of Sexualities (U)

3) Six additional courses designated as Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies courses. Courses must be chosen from at least two different divisions, schools, or programs (I–VI below), and at least three different departments or disciplines. WGSS 270, 370, 397, and 450 may also count for this requirement.

4) Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 490: Senior Seminar (W)

 

Courses for WGSS

Courses that count for WGSS major and minor

I. HUMANITIES

ENGL 120: Women in Literature (LIT)
ENGL 170: Special Topics--20th Century Women Writers (LIT)
ENGL 222: Shakespeare’s Shrews (LIT, W)
ENGL 255: Hip-Hop: A Literary Study (LIT, U, W)
ENGL 257/HIST 257: Promised Land (CHC, U)
ENGL 351: Manifest Destinies: American Literature to 1865 (LIT, U)
ENGL 370: Special Topics*
ENGL 381: Thinking Queer/Reading Queer (LIT, U)
ENGL 394: Death, Gender, Power (LIT)
GRS 217: Race, Gender, and Ability in the Ancient World (AV, W)
LC 251/351: Identity and Alterity in Latino Literature (LIT, U)
PHIL 230: Philosophy of Feminism (AV, U)
REL 106: Women, Religion, and Spirituality (CSI, G)

II. SOCIAL SCIENCES

ANTH 245/345 World Music (IT, G)
ANTH 252: Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (CSI, G, W)
ANTH 350: Health and Healing in Cross-Cultural Perspective (G, W)
HIST 144: The Gilded Age, 1865-1900 (CHC, U) 
HIST 217: Race, Gender, and Ability in the Ancient World (AV, W)
HIST 244: History of American Feminisms (CHC, U)
HIST 249: Growing Up in America (CHC, U)
HIST 257/ENGL 257: Promised Land (CHC, U)
HIST 343: Migrations, Ethnicity, and Race (CHC, U)
HIST 350: Women, Work, and Leisure, 1890-1930 (CHC, U)
PSCI 220: Women and Politics (CSI, U)
PSCI 342: The Politics of Presence (W)
SOC 222: Sex and Gender in Society (CSI, U)
SOC 311: Marriage and Family (CHC, U)
SOC 340: Social Movements and Politics in the U.S. (CHC, U)
SOC 345: Intersectionality (IT, U)
SOC 370: Special Topics*
SOC 380: Sociology of Sexualities (U)

III. NURSING/HEALTH

HLTH 330: Human Sexuality (AV)
HLTH 351: Abuse in America (AV)

IV. NATURAL SCIENCES

PSYC 333: Psychology of Gender (U) (prerequisite PSYC 100)

V. FINE ARTS

MUS 245/345 World Music (IT, G)
THEA 370: Special Topics*

VI. WOMEN’S, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES

WGSS 270: Special Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGSS 370: Special Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGSS 397: Internship
WGSS 450: Independent Study

*Special topics courses outside of WGSS may count, pending approval by the WGSS Director.