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Undergraduate Major

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 WSGS, Philosophy and WSGS, Nursing and WSGS, or Music Performance and WSGS.   These are the specific course requirements for the major:

Intro to Women's and Gender Studies 3 credits
Electives in at least four disciplines 21 credits
TOTAL 24 credits

Students must take at least:

  • two courses each from the Humanities and the Social Sciences.
  • one course on feminist or gender theory, such as "Feminist Philosophy," "Gender Theory," or "History of Feminist Thought," at the 300- or 400-level (taught in any department of the College and approved by the WGS Center).
  • 15 credits above the 200-level, at least 9 credits of which must be taken at the 400-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.

Directed Readings: Students may seek permission from the WGS Steering Committee to take no more than one directed reading course for credit toward the second major.

Second Major Requirements

Course Offerings

Current course descriptions.

The following courses are also offered on a regular basis in the Women's and Gender Studies Center:

WSGS/THEO 201, "Women and Christianity"
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.