The Women’s and Gender Studies major allows students to acquire academic preparation that engages the complexities and intersections of gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity, class, ability, religion and nationality as analyzed within and across various disciplines and fields of study. 

Effective Fall 2017

Students in the Women's and Gender Studies major must earn a minimum grade of C (2.000) for all WS and ETST courses required for the major.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ETST 100Introduction to Ethnic Studies (GT-SS3)3E3
WS 200Introduction to Women's Studies3C3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Mathematics1B3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
Select two courses from the following: 6
Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1)3E 
La Chicana in Society  
Women in Music  
Women of Color in the United States  
Feminist Theory  
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Minor1 6
Electives 8
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
Intersectional courses – select three courses from the following not taken elsewhere in the program: 9
Gender and Anthropology  
Gay and Lesbian Literature  
La Chicana in Society  
Queer Studies and Women of Color  
Indigenous Women, Children, and Tribes  
Black Feminism(s)  
Queer Creative Expressions  
Arts & Humanities courses – select two courses from the following not taken elsewhere in the program: 6
Women in Art History  
Gender in World Literature  
Early Women Writers  
Modern Women Writers  
Gay and Lesbian Literature  
Black Cinema and Media  
Social Science courses – select two courses from the following not taken elsewhere in the program: 6
Women in Ancient Greece and Rome  
Women in Medieval Europe  
Women and Gender in Europe, 1450-1789  
American Women's History to 1800  
American Women's History Since 1800  
History of Sexuality in America  
Feminist Philosophies  
Psychology of Women  
Gender and Society  
Gender and Communication  
Gender and Genre in Film  
Group Study  
Minor1 9
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
ETST 405Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in the U.S.4A,4B3
WS 472Seminar in Multiracial Decolonial Feminisms4C3
WS 487Internship 3
Senior Year List A – Select three courses from the following not taken elsewhere in the program: 9
Black Feminism(s)  
Queer Creative Expressions  
History of Sexuality in America  
Women and Development  
Women Writers in the Hispanic World  
Psychology of Gender  
Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice  
Senior Year List B – Select two courses from the following not taken elsewhere in the program: 6
Gender and Anthropology  
Gender Equity in Development  
Women in Art History  
Gender in World Literature  
Early Women Writers  
Modern Women Writers  
Gay and Lesbian Literature  
La Chicana in Society  
Queer Studies and Women of Color  
Indigenous Women, Children, and Tribes  
Black Cinema and Media  
Italian Ethnic Identity, Culture, and Gender  
Black Feminism(s)  
Queer Creative Expressions  
Women in Ancient Greece and Rome  
Women in Medieval Europe  
Women and Gender in Europe, 1450-1789  
American Women's History to 1800  
American Women's History Since 1800  
History of Sexuality in America  
Women Writers in the Hispanic World  
Women and Development  
Feminist Philosophies  
Psychology of Women  
Gender and Society  
Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice  
Gender and Communication  
Gender and Genre in Film  
Group Study  
Supervised College Teaching  
Independent Study  
Minor1 6
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120
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 A second major will substitute for the required minor.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree ProgramStudents in the Women's and Gender Studies major must earn a minimum grade of C (2.000) for all WS and ETST courses required for the major.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
ETST 100Introduction to Ethnic Studies (GT-SS3)X 3E3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
WS 200Introduction to Women's Studies  3C3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
MathematicsX 1B3
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
Elective   3
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2. X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select two courses from the following:   6
Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1)  3E 
La Chicana in Society    
Women in Music    
Women of Color in the United States X  
Feminist Theory X  
Minor   3
Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Advanced Writing  23
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Minor   3
Elective   2
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one Intersectional course from the following not taken elsewhere in the program:   3
Gender and Anthropology    
Gay and Lesbian Literature    
La Chicana in Society    
Queer Studies and Women of Color    
Indigenous Women, Children, and Tribes    
Black Feminism(s)    
Queer Creative Expressions    
Select one Arts and Humanities course not taken elsewhere in the program (See List on Major Requirements Tab)   3
Select one Social Sciences course not taken elsewhere in the program (See List on Major Requirements Tab)   3
Minor   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select two Intersectional courses from the following not taken elsewhere in the program:   6
Gender and Anthropology    
Gay and Lesbian Literature    
La Chicana in Society    
Queer Studies and Women of Color    
Indigenous Women, Children, and Tribes    
Black Feminism(s)    
Queer Creative Expressions    
Select one Arts and Humanities course not taken elsewhere in the program (See List on Major Requirements Tab)   3
Select one Social Sciences course not taken elsewhere in the program (See List on Major Requirements Tab)   3
Minor    3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ETST 405Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in the U.S.X 4A,4B3
Select one course from Senior Year List A not taken elsewhere in the program:   6
Black Feminism(s)    
Queer Creative Expressions    
History of Sexuality in America    
Women and Development    
Women Writers in the Hispanic World    
Psychology of Gender    
Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice    
Minor   3
Select one course from Senior Year List B not taken elsewhere in the program (See List on Major Requirements Tab)   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
WS 472Seminar in Multiracial Decolonial FeminismsX 4C3
WS 487InternshipX  3
Select one course from Senior Year List A not taken elsewhere in the program:X  3
Black Feminism(s)    
Queer Creative Expressions    
History of Sexuality in America    
Women and Development    
Women Writers in the Hispanic World    
Psychology of Gender    
Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice    
Select one course from Senior Year List B not taken elsewhere in the program (See List on Major Requirements Tab)X  3
MinorX  3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120