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2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies, BA

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Required Credit Hours: 32

Major Computing Requirement:

GSWS 375 - Feminist Research Methods , or any of the Computer Science courses designed for this requirement, or by petitioning Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies to substitute a course offered to meet the requirement by another department. We accept satisfaction of this via other department courses (i.e. if they accept it for the computing requirement, so do we) and also by petition via a computing form that you can find on our webpage. Computing proficiency credits are not counted in the major’s 32 hours or QPA, unless you are using GSWS 375  to fulfill the requirement.

Major Writing Requirement:

Core Requirements:

Because the program’s curriculum offers a wide variety of choices, each major or minor is asked to work closely with a Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies advisor to select related courses in a content area reflecting a specific interest in Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies. For example, students might seek out courses in anthropology, Africana Studies, English, history, literary and cultural studies, psychology, sociology and so on, that help them consider issues relating to their interests in women’s roles in a variety of cultures and in women’s history, health, creativity, etc. In other words, majors are asked to select courses according to an organized plan that allows them to build expertise in a subject from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

An interdisciplinary major in Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies requires a minimum of 32 credit hours. No more than 10 credits of introductory courses, excluding GSWS 205 , and 6 credits of independent study may count toward the major. All students must complete at least 32 credit hours distributed across four groups of courses, all meeting approved Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies criteria, as follows:

Three ‘Core’ Courses. Take 10 Credits Including Both:

Additional Requirements:

At least 3 credits among the following approved by the student’s Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies advisor:

Humanities Disciplines:

At least 9 credits in approved courses selected from humanities disciplines (list available from major advisor and on the GSWS webpage:

Social Science Disciplines:

At least 9 credits in approved courses selected from social science disciplines (list available from major advisor and on the GSWS webpage:


Approved electives, selected from any department or interdisciplinary program.


GSWS 390A  courses fulfill the program humanities requirement; GSWS 390B  courses fulfill the program social science requirement (“Topics in GSWS”); GSWS 490  (Senior Seminar) courses may count either as humanities or as social science, determination of which should be made in consultation with the student’s advisor.

Major declaration forms are available in the Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies office and on the Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies webpage: and, upon completion, are filed with the Office of the Registrar and with the student’s advisor.

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