Gender and Women’s Studies, Bachelor of Arts - GWS

Major Requirements (25–28 Hours)

Note: No more than one course in any department, with the exception of GWS.

Required
GWS 207Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies3
GWS 350Feminist Theory3
GWS 360Doing Feminism: Issues in Research and Practice3
GWS 497Independent Study1
The Gendered Body
Select one of the following:3
Game Design
History and Criticism of Public Address
Seminar on Women, Leadership, and Communication
Masculinities in the United States Media
Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Women of Genius: American Literature in the Suffragette Era
Romantic Era Feminism
Victorian Literature
Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
Myth, Legend, and History
Topics in Humanities
Golden Age Spanish Literature
Contemporary Spanish Women Writers
Latin American Women Writers
Nursing Leadership
Psychology of Women
The Christian Tradition
Becoming Women
Historical Theology
Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
Contested Masculinities
Family Violence and Sexual Abuse Issues
Intersectionalities of Gender, Race, Class, Sexuality
Select one of the following:3
Gender and Race Issues in Management
Interpersonal Communication
Public Communication
African-American Literature
Postcolonial Women’s Writing
Gender and Sexuality in Literature
History of Women in the United States
African-American History
History of Famous Women
The Quest for Human Rights
Philosophy of Gender
Introduction to Feminist Philosophy
The Quest for Human Rights
Psychology of Adult Development and Aging
Psychology of Violence
Stereotyping and Prejudice
Reading and Interpreting Hebrew Bible Prophets
Sociology of Families
Gender and Law
Social Stratification: Class, Gender, Race
Relationships, Intimacy and Sexuality Across the Lifespan
Contemporary Women’s Drama
Transnational Perspectives on Gender
Select one of the following:3-6
Anthropology of Race and Racism
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Global Women’s Leadership (approved topics)
Transnational Feminisms
A History of Modern European Women
Reclaiming the Classics for a Diverse and Global World
Global Justice
Transnational Feminisms
Gender and Politics
Immersive Intercultural Psychology
Electives
Select three of the following:7-9
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Game Design
Gender and Race Issues in Management
History and Criticism of Public Address
Public Communication
Masculinities in the United States Media
Romantic Era Feminism
Victorian Literature
Postcolonial Women’s Writing
Gender and Sexuality in Literature
Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
Global Women’s Leadership
Special Topics
Special Topics
Independent Study
Internship
Transnational Feminisms
Practicum in Teaching Gender Studies
Independent Research in Gender Studies
History of Women in the United States
African-American History
A History of Modern European Women
History of Famous Women
Reclaiming the Classics for a Diverse and Global World
The Quest for Human Rights
Golden Age Spanish Literature
Contemporary Spanish Women Writers
Latin American Women Writers
Philosophy of Gender
Introduction to Feminist Philosophy
The Quest for Human Rights
Transnational Feminisms
Gender and Politics
Psychology of Adult Development and Aging
Psychology of Women
Psychology of Violence
Stereotyping and Prejudice
The Christian Tradition
Reading and Interpreting Hebrew Bible Prophets
Becoming Women
Historical Theology
Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
Contested Masculinities
Sociology of Families
Social Stratification: Class, Gender, Race
Relationships, Intimacy and Sexuality Across the Lifespan
Contemporary Women’s Drama
Total Credits26-31

Advanced Writing Proficiency

Each student who completes this requirement in Gender and Women’s Studies will write a senior research paper in GWS 497 Independent Study, taken in the fall of the senior year. The paper will be a continuation of the research they began in GWS 360 Doing Feminism: Issues in Research and Practice, taken in the spring of the junior year.

Senior Comprehensive

Students who choose to complete their Senior Comprehensive requirement in Gender and Women’s Studies will give an oral presentation of their senior research paper to Gender and Women’s Studies faculty and students. The presentation will take place in the spring of the senior year.