Why Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies?

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The Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies major has four required courses, and electives divided into two groups: courses with primarily GWSS content and courses with partial GWSS content:

Major Requirements

Four required courses:

  • ENGL 2031 - Gender in Literature and Culture (4.0 cr)
  • GWSS 1101 - Introduction to Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (4.0 cr)
  • GWSS 4901 - Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Capstone (1.0 cr)
  • SOC 3121 - Sociology of Gender and Sexuality (4.0 cr)

A minimum of 27 more credits from the following lists.

Majors select at least 19 credits from this list of courses with primarily GWSS content:

  • ANTH 3452 - American Indian Women (4.0 cr)
  • ANTH 3602 - Women in Latin America (4.0 cr)
  • ARTH 3281 - Women and Art (4.0 cr)
  • ENGL 3332 - African American Women Writers (4.0 cr)
  • FREN 3028 - Early Modern Studies: Female Authorship and Medieval Canon Fodder (4.0 cr)
  • GWSS 4101 - Feminist Theory (4.0 cr)
  • HIST 1402 - Women in U.S. History (4.0 cr)
  • HIST 2704 - Gender, Women, and Sexuality in Medieval Europe (4.0 cr)
  • HIST 3707 - Gender in East Asia (4.0 cr)
  • HIST 2708 - Gender, Women, and Sexuality in Modern Europe (4.0 cr)
  • PHIL 2141 - Analytic Feminism (4.0 cr)
  • POL 3503 - Women in Politics Worldwide (4.0 cr)
  • PSY 3261 - Human Sexuality (4.0 cr)
  • PSY 3051 - The Psychology of Women and Gender (4.0 cr)
  • PSY 3221 - Behavioral Biology of Women (4.0 cr)
  • SOC 3252 - Women in Muslim Society (4.0 cr)
  • SOC 3452 - American Indian Women (4.0 cr)
  • SOC 3602 - Women in Latin America (4.0 cr)
  • SPAN 3653 - Seminar: Maria de Zayas: Literary Violence in Golden Age Spain (4.0 cr)
  • SPAN 3654 - Seminar: Sex, Love, and Marriage in Golden Age Spanish Literature (4.0 cr)

Majors select at most an additional 8 credits from this list of courses with partial GWSS content:

  • ANTH 2501 - Medical Anthropology-An Overview (4.0 cr)
  • ECON 3351 - Globalization: Examining India's Social and Economic Development (4.0 cr)
  • ECON 4101 - Labor Economics I (2.0 cr)
  • ENGL 3142 - The Rise of the Novel (4.0 cr)
  • ENGL 3154 - 19th-Century British Fiction (4.0 cr)
  • ENGL 3301 - U.S. Multicultural Literature (4.0 cr)
  • ENGL 3522 - Harlem Renaissance (4.0 cr)
  • ENGL 4021 - Research Seminar: British Literature of the Fin de Siecle (4.0 cr)
  • ENGL 4031 - Research Seminar: Renaissance Romance (4.0 cr)
  • FREN 1031 - Modern Studies: The Modern Body in France (4.0 cr)
  • FREN 1302 - French Cinema (4.0 cr)
  • FREN 1311 - West African Francophone Cinema (4.0 cr)
  • FREN 3041 - Francophone Studies: Francophone Worlds (4.0 cr)
  • FREN 3042 - Francophone Studies: Contes francophones (4.0 cr)
  • FREN 3043 - Francophone Studies: Litterature migrante (4.0 cr)
  • HIST 3001 - Families Through the Prism of Memory, Genealogy, and History (4.0 cr)
  • MGMT 3351 - Globalization: Examining India's Social and Economic Development (4.0 cr)
  • PHIL 2112 - Professional Ethics (4.0 cr)
  • PSY 3542 - Multicultural Psychology (4.0 cr)
  • SOC 2101 - Systems of Oppression (4.0 cr)
  • SOC 3112 - Sociology of the Environment and Social Development (4.0 cr)
  • SOC 3122 - Sociology of Childhoods (4.0 cr)
  • SOC 3123 - Sociology of Aging (4.0 cr)
  • SOC 3141 - Sociology of Deviance (4.0 cr)

Minor Requirements

  • One required course (GWSS 1101 - Introduction to Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies)
  • At least 16 credits drawn in any combination from the list of courses required for the GWSS major (excluding GWSS 4901 - Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Capstone) and the list of courses with primarily GWSS content
  • At most 4 credits from the list of partial GWSS content

See the University catalogue for complete information on fulfilling the GWSS major and minor.