WGS Major

The major in Women's and Gender Studies comprises 36 credits (12 classes):

  • Five (5) core courses for 15 credit hours
    1. WGS 101: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies. Offered every semester.
    2. WGS 201: Introduction to Feminist Theory. Offered in the fall semester.
    3. WGS 312: Feminist Research Methods. Offered in the fall semester.
    4. One upper-level Feminist Theory course. Offered in the spring semester. Prerequisite: WGS 201.
    5. WGS 499: WGS Capstone Seminar. Offered in the spring semester.
  • One (1) course in each of the following concentration areas for a total of 12 credit hours
    1. Gender Studies (GS)
    2. Politics, Justice and Policy (PJP)
    3. Cross-Cultural Inquiry (CCI)
    4. Arts and Letters (A&L)
  • Two (2) additional courses in one of the four concentration areas (6 credit hours)
  • An internship / or / one elective WGS course (3 credit hours)

Note: 7 of the 12 courses must be at the upper level (300/400 level courses), including 312 and 499

WGS Major Tracking Sheet University Studies

Do you want to major in Women's and Gender Studies? Please contact either Prof. Heidi Berggren, Co-Chair of Women's and Gender Studies, ext. 8272, LArts 328, or Prof. Stephanie O'Hara, Co-Chair of Women's and Gender Studies, ext. 8336, LArts 352. 

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