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|
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.
The following courses are also offered on a regular basis in the Women's and Gender Studies Center:
WSGS/SOC 210, "Sociology of Sex and Gender"
WSGS/SOC 225, "Family Systems"
WSGS/PHIL 285, "Introduction to Feminist Philosophy"
WSGS/ENGL 304, "Women Writers and the Novel"
WSGS/THEO 201, "Women and Christianity"
WSGS/ARTHY 390, "Women and Art"
WSGS/POLSC 424, "Women and Politics"
WSGS/PSYC 453, "Psychology of Gender"
WSGS/ENGL 403, "Black Women Writers"
WSGS/JMA 421, "Gender and the Media"
WSGS/HIST 433, "American Women in Historical Perspective"
All courses are cross-listed with departmental offerings. In addition to these regular courses, special topics courses are offered each semester.