Independent Minds, Working Together

Major/Minor

Course Requirements for Major

Major in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies consists of eleven courses:

  • WGSS 12000 Introduction to WGSS
  • Two of the following courses:
    - WGSS 20200 History of Western Feminist Thought
    - WGSS 20400 Global Feminisms
    - WGSS 20600 Queer Lives
  • WGSS 31000 Seminar in Feminist Learning & Teaching
  • 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 Feminist Methodologies
  • 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 WGSS
  • One of the following courses:
    - WGSS 20200 History of Western Feminist Thought
    - WGSS 20400 Global Feminisms
    - WGSS 20600 Queer Lives
  • WGSS 31000 Seminar in Feminist Learning & Teaching
  • 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 Feminist Methodologies

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 Practicum is strongly recommended.
  • Only grades of C- or better are accepted for the major or minor.