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GWST Bachelor of Arts

Completing a B.A. in Gender and Women’s Studies

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To earn a B.A. in Gender and Women’s Studies, students must complete 36 credits of Gender and Women’s Studies coursework, divided as follows:

CORE COURSES (15 credits)
Course Number Course Name

Semester offered

GEP

GWST 100 Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies

SS

GWST 200 Studies in Feminist Activism

Spring Only

SS

GWST 300 Methodologies of Gender and Women’s Studies

Fall Only

WI

GWST 480 Theories of Feminism

Fall Only

GWST 495 Colloquium: Research and Activism

Spring Only

WI

ELECTIVE COURSES (21 credits) – Twelve (12) credits must be spread across the three content areas as designated below. The additional nine (9) credits may be from any non-Core approved GWST courses, including topics courses (GWST 290, 390, 490). Six (6) of the twenty-one (21) credits must be designated “Range of Experience” (RoE) courses. While all GWST courses are designed to explore multiple diversities, Range of Experience (RoE) courses focus specifically on the intersections of gender with race/ethnicity, class, nation, and/or sexual orientation, for example. 

History and Public Policy (6 credits)
Course Number(s) Course Name

RoE

GEP

GWST /AMST 210 Introduction to Critical Sexuality Studies

RoE

SS

GWST/HIST 325 History of Women in America to 1870

SS

GWST/HIST 326 History of Women in America Since 1870

SS

GWST 327/AFST 354/HIST 323 African-American Women’s History

RoE

SS

GWST/POLI 328 Women and Politics
GWST 330/ANCS 320 Women and Gender in the Classical World

AH or C

GWST/POLI 338 Women, Gender and Law

SS

GWST 340 Global Perspectives on Gender and Women

RoE

SS or C

GWST/HIST 374 European Women’s History 1200-1750

SS or C

GWST/HIST 375 European Women’s History 1750-1914

SS or C

GWST/HIST 376 European Women’s History 1914-Present

SS or C

GWST/ SOWK 377 Women and Social Policy

SS

GWST/HIST 380 History of Women and Gender in Asia

RoE

C

GWST/AMST 382 Perspectives on the Family

 

AH

GWST 383 History and Politics of Sexuality

RoE

GWST/AFST 439 Women in Africa and the Diaspora

RoE

 

Representations as/in Culture (3 credits)
Course Number(s) Course Name

RoE

GEP

GWST/PHIL 258 Introduction to Feminist Philosophy
GWST/MLL 320 International Feminist Filmmakers

RoE

AH or C

GWST 321 Queer Representations in Film and TV

RoE

AH

GWST/MLL 322/AFST 347 Gender, Race and Media

RoE

GWST 323 Gender and Sitcoms
GWST/THTR 349 Gender, Sexuality and Theatrical Performance

AH

GWST/ENGL 364 Perspectives on Women in Literature

AH

GWST 365/AFST 360 Black Women Novelists

RoE

GWST/PHIL 391 The Philosophy of Sex
GWST/MLL 413 Language, Gender and Culture
GWST/PHIL 458 Advanced Topics in Feminist Philosophy

 

Material, Social, and Technological Contexts (3 credits) 
Course Number(s) Course Name

RoE

GEP

GWST/ECON 250 Gender Roles in Economic Life
GWST/MLL 255 Intercultural Paris

RoE

GWST/AMST 310 Gender and Inequality in America

AH

GWST/SOCY 332 Human Sexuality in Sociological Perspective
GWST/SOCY 333 Human Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective
GWST 345 Unruly Bodies

RoE

GWST/CMSC/IS 352 Women, Gender and Information Technology

SS

GWST/SOCY 353 Marriage and the Family

SS

GWST/SOCY 355 The Sociology of Women

SS

GWST/PSYC 356 The Psychology of Sex Differences
GWST/PSYC 357 Psychology of Women
GWST/AFST 370 Black Women: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

RoE

SS

GWST/AFST 371 The Female Offender
GWST 378 Women, Gender and Science

WI, SS

GWST 381 Cultural Politics of Reproduction in the US
GWST/SOCY 433 Gender, Work and Family in Cross-cultural Perspective

RoE

WI

GWST/SOCY 434 Gender and the Life Course
GWST 485 Sexuality and Queer Theory

RoE

NOTES:

  • A “C” or better is required in all courses applied toward the major.
  • A maximum of six (6) credits of GWST electives may be taken at the 200 level.
  • A maximum of three (3) GWST independent study credits may be counted toward the major.
  • A maximum of three (3) GWST internship credits may be counted toward the major.