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    Feb 23, 2024  
2017 - 2018 Catalog of Courses 
2017 - 2018 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gender and Women’s Studies Major


Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 33

See Liberal Arts Core  for course choices

Communication CO1/CO2 COMP 150 a and any one approved
        or CO2a course (Credits: 6)
  CO2/CO3 Any one approved CO2a course and any one approved
    CO3a course (Credits: 6)
Mathematics MA1 MATH 105  (Credits: 3)
Arts & Humanities AH Any two approved AH courses (Credits: 6)
History HI Any one approved HI course (Credits: 3)
Social & Behavioral Sciences SS Any one approved SS course (Credits: 3)
AH/HI/SSb AH or HI or SS One additional approved AHb or HIb or SSb course (Credits: 3)
Natural & Physical Sciences SC1 Any one approved SC1 course (Credits: 4)
  SC1 or SC2 Any one approved SC1 or SC2 course (Credits: 3-4)

Major Requirements: Credits: 42


Complete four (4) courses, at least one (1) course must be selected from each of three groups (Historical, Sociocultural, and Theoretical):

Major Electives:

Disciplinary Explorations:

Students must take seven (7) additional courses with these restrictions:

  • At least three (3) courses must be taken from three (3) different disciplines.
  • At least four (4) courses must be upper division (300 or above).
  • No course may be used for both the Foundations and the Explorations Categories.
  • No more than six (6) credits may be taken as internship or practicum.
Exercise Science:

Gender and Women’s Studies:

Native American & Indigenous Studies:


Practicum or Internship Opportunities:

Students may sign up for an internship or practicum experience in any field, as long as the project undertaken is related to gender, sexuality, and/or women’s studies. A maximum of six (6) credits of practicum/internship may count in the Disciplinary Explorations section of the major. Students MUST receive approval from the Gender and Women’s Studies Coordinator before signing up for internship or practicum credit.

Free Electives - Credits: Variable


a Check course description for minimum grade in prerequisite course(s) required to enroll in this course.

b A minimum of 15 credits of coursework must be completed in the combined areas of AH/HI/SS.

e If a course is used to fulfill the Core requirements it may not be taken to fulfill Disciplinary Explorations.

f Check course description for prerequisite course requirements.

t Topics courses may count when the specific topic offered in a particular term is approved by the GWS Coordinator. The topic must be centrally related to gender, sexuality, feminist analysis, and/or women’s studies.

Note: Among the total credits required for graduation, at least 36 credits must be upper division (300- and 400-level) courses.

Note: Students completing the Liberal Arts Core in fewer than 33 credits will have additional free electives.

Note: Students who have met a prerequisite or required course through transfer, examinations, or assessment of prior learning will have additional free electives.

Freshman Map to Graduation: