Program Learning Objectives
- Students will develop skills in critical thinking, writing, and oral communication.
- Students will demonstrate substantial knowledge of foundational and contemporary research and theoretical literature in the field of Women’s & Gender Studies.
- Students will gain an understanding of how the interdisciplinary field of Women’s and Gender Studies creates new knowledge and draws upon and utilizes the perspective of multiple fields, such as the humanities, arts, and social and behavioral sciences.
- Students will understand the ways in which genders and sexualities shape and are shaped by social, political, ethical, economic, legal, cultural, scientific and technological factors and institutions in historical and contemporary contexts, with special attention paid to the intersections of gender, race, and class, and sexuality in national and transnational contexts.
- Students will employ key concepts in Women’s & Gender Studies scholarship to conduct independent research and analyses on a variety of topics.
- Students will develop skills that allow them to identify and engage with issues of social justice.
|Required Courses 1|
|WGS 201||Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the United States||4|
|WGS 301||Contemporary Issues in Women's and Gender Studies 2||4|
|or WGS 305||Feminist Methodologies|
|WGS 450||Feminist Theory||4|
|Core Courses 3, 4|
|Select from the following:||8|
|Beyoncé: Race, Feminism and Politics|
|Sociology of Genders and Sexualities|
|Women, Gender and Sexuality in Global Perspective|
|Psychology of Gender|
|Feminist Ethics, Gender, Sexuality and Society|
|Gender, Race, Culture, Science & Technology|
|Gender, Race, Class, Nation in Global Engineering, Technology & International Development|
|Religion, Gender, and Society|
|Intersectional Feminist Art Histories|
|Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates 5|
|Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies|
|Feminist Legal Theory|
|The History of Prostitution|
|Gender and Work|
|American Women's History to 1870|
|American Women's History from 1870|
|U.S. Reproductive Politics|
|Gender and Sexuality in Modern Europe|
|Women's and Gender Studies / Queer Studies Internship|
|Selected Advanced Topics 5|
|Approved Electives 4||4|
|Select from the following:|
|Culture and Health|
|Meaning, Gender, and Identity in Anthropological Theory|
|Critical Cultural Studies and Communication|
|Gender and Communication|
|Women Writers of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries|
|Gender in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature|
|Topics in British Literature 6|
|Topics in American Literature 6|
|Topics in Transatlantic and/or World Literature 6|
|Chicano/a Non-Fiction Literature|
|Latina/o Literature of the United States|
|Sexuality and Gender in African American Communities|
|Cultural Production and Ethnicity|
|Critical Race Theory|
|The Social Construction of Whiteness|
|Comparative Social Movements|
|The History of Prostitution|
|Topics and Issues in Values, Media and Culture 6|
|Women's Health Issues|
|Sport and Gender|
|Women in Music|
|The Politics of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality|
|Topics in Diversity on the American Stage 6|
|Selected Topics 5|
This repeatable WGS course, if repeated for up to 8 units with different subtitles, can be used to meet Core or Elective requirements.
Any course listed in the Core, if not used to meet Core requirements, can be used as an Elective.
Please check prerequisites. Your ability to select specific courses may vary depending upon your major's curriculum requirements.
A total of 4 units of credit must be earned to meet the 4 unit course requirement.
Minor advisor approval required. Approval is dependent on subtitle. Contact the department for a list of approved subtitles.