Requirements for the Second Major
The second major in Women's and Gender Studies is not a free-standing major; that is, it must complement another major, for example, English and WGS, Philosophy and WGS, Nursing and WGS, or Music Performance and WGS.
The second major requires a total of 24 WGS credit hours (8 courses)
- These courses must be taken in at least two disciplines.
- At least 15 of these credits must be above the 200-level.
- Students may count toward the major one internship via Career Services that deals with women or gender, with the approval of the WGS Center.
- Students may seek permission from the WSGS Steering Committee to substitute one course not cross-listed with the Women's and Gender Studies program. The course should include identifiable content devoted to women's or gender studies, and the student must be able to do a significant project or assignment based within the fields of women's studies or gender studies. The student must submit a short proposal to the Steering Committee by mid-term of the semester in which the course is taken, explaining how the student plans to fulfill the requirement. This proposal must be approved by and signed by the instructor.
- Students may seek permission from the WGS Steering Committee to take one directed reading course for credit toward the second major.
Additional opportunities to receive course credit for a WSGS Second Major include courses in which the Instructor has agreed to modify the assignments (readings, projects, papers, etc.) for the course so that it meets the requirements for a WSGS course. For more information, contact the Center for Women's and Gender Studies (email@example.com). Courses being offered in Fall 2016 that allow for modification include:
SOCI 106: "Social Problems and Social Policy" (Dr. Moni Mcintyre) [This course fulfilss the Faith and Reason requirement of the Core Curriculum]
ENGL 322W: "Global LIterature Survey" (Dr. Emad Mirmotahari) [This course fulfills the Global Diversity requirement of the Core Curriculum]
HIST 465: "Reform in America" (Dr. Elaine Parsons)
In addition to the above courses, students may also submit a proposal to substitute a non-WGS course to fulfill a requirement for the WGS Second Major. Consult the specifications prior to submitting a proposal.
The following courses are also offered on a regular basis in the Women's and Gender Studies Center:
WSGS/THEO 201, "Women and Christianity" [This course fulfills the Social Justice requirement of the Core Curriculum]
WSGS/PSYC 453, "Psychology of Gender"
WSGS/JMA 421, "Sex, Myth, and Media"
WSGS/HIST 433, "Gender in American History"
All courses are cross-listed with departmental offerings. In addition to these regular courses, a number of special topics courses are offered each semester.