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Major and Minor


Requirements for Major

Total of 36 credit hours with a minimum of 10 courses:

  • WGS 200 (3) (Introduction to WGSS)
  • WGS 205W (4) (Introduction to Studies in Sexualities) -- only offered in the Spring
  • WGS 300 (3) (Feminist Theory) or any WGS 300 level course taught by Core Faculty (ex. 311, 312, 314, 315, 316) -- WGS 300 is only offered in the Spring
  • WGS 490RW (4) (Senior Seminar) -- only offered in the Fall
  • Choose 5 to 7 electives, can be WGS course, cross-listed with WGS or DUS approved elective

Oxford Continuees:

  • WGS_OX 200Q is equivalent to WGS 200 (Introduction to WGSS)
  • WGS_OX 205Q is equivalent to WGS 205W (Introduction to Studies in Sexualities)
  • WGS_OX 300 is equivalent to WGS 300 (Feminist Theory or special topics electives, courses must be approved by the WGS Director of Undergraduate Studies for core credit.)
  • WGS_OX 385R is equivalent to WGS 385 (special topics electives)
  • The department recognizes courses included by the Registrar's Office on a student's transcript. There is no petition process for credits not included by the Registrar.

 

Requirements for Minor

Total of 20 credit hours with a minimum of 6 courses:

  • WGS 200 (Introduction to WGSS)
  • WGS 205W (Introduction to Studies in Sexualities) -- only offered in the Spring;
  • WGS 300 (Feminist Theory) or any WGS 300 level course taught by Core Faculty (ex. 311, 312, 314, 315, 316) -- WGS 300 is only offered in the Spring
  • A minimum of 3 electives (a WGS course, a course cross-listed with WGS, or DUS approved elective)

Oxford Continuees: Will any Oxford credits transfer?

  • WGS_OX 200Q is equivalent to WGS 200 (Introduction to WGSS)
  • WGS_OX 205Q is equivalent to WGS 205 (Introduction to Studies in Sexualities)
  • WGS_OX 300 is equivalent to WGS 300 (Feminist Theory or special topics electives, courses must be approved by the WGS Director of Undergraduate Studies for core credit.)
  • WGS_OX 385R is equivalent to WGS 385 (special topics electives)
  • The department recognizes courses included by the Registrar's Office on a student's transcript. There is no petition process for credits not included by the Registrar.

 

Electives

The following courses (in addition to WGS/WGS cross-listed courses) will count as an elective towards the major and minor requirements. Please reach out to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator with any questions.

  1. AAS 285: Race, Feminity, and Performance
  2. AAS 375: Black Women Studies
  3. AAS 375: Black Women Who Kill in US History
  4. AAS 382: Black Women Writers
  5. AAS 385: Black Queer Studies
  6. AMST_OX 385RW: Queer Intersections
  7. ANT 402: Gender and Sexual Diversity in Anthropological Perspective
  8. ANTH 385: Masculinity and Mortality
  9. ANT 385W: Blackness and the Politics of Space and Place
  10. ANTH_OX 265QW: Anthropology of Gender
  11. ENG 356W: Gender and Sexuality in Native American Literature
  12. ENG 381W: Native American Women’s Literature
  13. ENG 383RW: Studies in Women’s Fiction: Haunted Houses
  14. ENG 389: Feminist and Queer Memoirs
  15. ENG 389W: Americas Queer: Art & Literature
  16. FILM 485: Women Filmmakers 
  17. IDS 385: Powerful Women in Global History
  18. PHIL 123: Feminist Philosophy
  19. PSYC_OX 305W: Psychology of Gender
  20. SOC 225/231: Sociology of Sex and Gender