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Women's & Gender Studies

Required Courses for Women's & Gender Studies Major

WGS 200 Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies (4 credits)
SOC 220 Social Movements and Social Change (4 credits)
A 241 Renaissance Art History (2 credits)

HS 211 Women's Rights and Lives (2 credits)
- or -
PL 310 Philosophy of Love and Friendship (2 credits)
- or -
EN 310 Life, Love, and Literature (2 credits)
- or -
RL 310 Religious Experience: Myth and Symbol (2 credits)

WGS 306 Gender Diversity + (3 credits)
PSY 360 Psychology of Women * (2 credits)
INTERN 383 Internship (2-4 credits)
WGS 397 Independent Study ** (4 credits)
PL 410 Feminist Theory + + (4 credits)
HS 451 Gender and the Early Modern World ++ (4 credits)
WGS 491 Senior Seminar ? Women’s and Gender Studies (4 credits)

* For WGS majors/supports, prerequisite is WGS 200
** Courses from Advanced Level  Elective Options  may be taken in place of WGS 397
+ Not to be counted for GEC requirement
++ For WGS majors/supports, prerequisites are WGS 200 and HS 211 or PL 310 or EN 310 or RL 310

Required Courses for a Minor

WGS 200 Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies (4 credits)
HS 211 Women’s Rights and Lives (2 credits)
PL 410 Feminist Theory ++ (4 credits)

Choose one from below:

MGT 395 Woman in the Economy (3 credits)
- or -
HS 451 Gender and the Early Modern World ++ (4 credits)
- or -
PSY 360 Psychology of Women * (2 credits)

Plus 6-8 elective credits from the Courses Required for the Major, Intermediate Level Elective Options or Advanced Level Elective Options

* For WGS majors/supports, prerequisite is WGS 200
++ For WGS majors/supports, prerequisites are WGS 200 and HS 211 or PL 310 or EN 310 or RL 310.

Women’s and Gender Studies Electives

Choose six elective credits from A and/or B

A. Intermediate Level Elective Options

A 311 Understanding Contemporary Art (2 credits)
HS 211 Women’s Rights and Lives (2 credits)
PL 310 Philosophy of Love and Friendship (2 credits)
EN 310 Life, Love, and Literature (2 credits)
WGS/A 146 Postmodern Feminist Art and the Media (1 credit)
TA 310 Contemporary Theater: Silenced Voices Heard (2 credits)
RL 310 Religious Experience: Myth and Symbol (2 credits)
A 210 Ancient Art History (2 credits)
PSY/AED 335 Psychology of the Adult Learner *(4 credits)


B. Advanced Level Elective Options

Depending upon student focus, a course may be taken in place of the required WGS 397 or as an advanced elective.

HUM 362 Gender and History (3-4 credits)
HUM 392 Women and Words (3-4 credits)
HUM 364 Confronting the Holocaust (3-4 credits)
HUM 396 Ecology and Spirituality (3-4 credits)
MGT 395 Women in the Economy (3 credits)
PL 385 Ethics (4 credits)
WGS/PL 350 American Philosophy (4 credits)
WGS/N 384 Nursing Care of Women Across Life ** (2 credits)
WGS/HUM 410 Senior Humanities (4 credits)
CLD 405/MGT 405 Women and Leadership (2 credits)
PSY 353 Applied Research ***
PSY 320 Comparative Social Institutions: The Family (4 credits)
A 409 Contemporary Topics in Art ) 3 credits)

* PSY 110 is required as a prerequisite.
** For WGS majors/supports, prerequisite is WGS 200
*** PSY 350 is required as a prerequisite.

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