Independent Minds, Working Together

Major/Minor

Major in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Consists of eleven courses:

  • WGSS 12000 Introduction to Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Two of the following courses: WGSS 20200, 20400, or 20600 (History of Western Feminist Thought, Transnational Feminisms, or Queer Lives)
  • Four electives from cross-listed courses accepted for WGSS credit.
    • Two of these must be courses accepted for WGSS credit from one division (AH, HSS, or MNS).
    • One of these must be a course accepted for WGSS credit from a second division (AH, HSS, or MNS).
    • One elective must be a course accepted for WGSS credit and focused on race, class, or culture in an area other than the United States.
  • Junior Independent Study: WGSS 33000 Doing Feminist Research: Theory & Practice
  • WGSS 35000 Seminar in Feminist Learning & Teaching
  • Senior Independent Study: WGSS 45100
  • Senior Independent Study: WGSS 45200

Minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

 Consists of six courses:

  • WGSS 12000 Introduction to Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • One of the following courses: WGSS 20200, 20400, or 20600 (History of Western Feminist Thought, Transnational Feminisms, or Queer Lives)
  • Two electives from cross-listed courses accepted for WGSS credit from two different divisions (AH, HSS, or MNS).
    • One of these must be a course accepted for WGSS credit and focused on race, class, or culture in an area other than the United States.
  • WGSS 33000 Doing Feminist Research: Theory & Practice
  • WGSS 35000 Seminar in Feminist Learning & Teaching

Special Notes

  • Majors and minors may substitute one WGSS 200-level course, WGSS 40000, or WGSS 40700 for one of the cross-listed courses.
  • WGSS 40700 is strongly recommended.
  • Only grades of C- or better are accepted for the major or minor.