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Women's and Gender Studies Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 33+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

WGST 200*

Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (3) PR: None

WGST 381**

Internship (3) PR: None

WGST 401

Capstone in Women’s and Gender Studies (3) PR: Only open to senior students declared in WGST major or minor

Note: *WGST 200 should be taken early in the major, preferable in the first three courses.

Note: **No more than 6 credit hours for WGST 381 may be applied towards the major requirements.

Select one course for each of the following four categories:

Political and Social Organization: Courses that emphasize the institutional structures that shape and define human societies.

POLI 292

Topics in Gender, Theory and Law (3) PR: None

POLI 332

Women and Politics (3) PR: None

SOCY 364

Gender and Society (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 103

Sociology of the Family (3) PR: None

WGST 350

Gender and Violence (3) PR: None

WGST 120

Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies (3) PR: None

WGST 320

Special Topics (3) PR: None

WGST 420

Seminar in Women’s and Gender Studies (3-4) PR: WGST 200; junior or senior standing

Historical and Global Perspectives: Courses that ask students to understand a world different from their own.

CLAS 242

Images of Women in Classical Antiquity (3) PR: None

ENGL 353

African Women Writers (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

HIST 221

Women in the U.S. (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 252

Women in Europe (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

POLI 350

Comparative Gender Politics (3) PR: None

WGST 120

Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies (3) PR: None

WGST 320

Special Topics (3) PR: None

WGST 420

Seminar in Women’s and Gender Studies (3-4) PR: WGST 200; junior or senior standing

Culture and Representation: Courses that examine expressive meaning-making and the construction of culture.

ANTH 346

Anthropology of Gender (3) PR: ANTH 101 or WGST 200 or instructor permission

ENGL 336

Women Writers (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

PHIL 165

Philosophy and Feminism (3) PR: None

PHIL 275

Feminist Theory (3) PR: None

RELS 185

Women and Religion (3) PR: None

RELS 285

Religion and Feminism (3) PR: None

THTR 315

Feminist Theater (3) PR: None

WGST 120

Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies (3) PR: None

WGST 320

Special Topics (3) PR: None

WGST 420

Seminar in Women’s and Gender Studies (3-4) PR: WGST 200; junior or senior standing

WGST 356

Conservative Voices in Women’s and Gender Studies (3) PR: None

Mind and Body: Courses that focus on human society from the level of the individual.

HEAL 217

Human Sexuality (3) PR: None

HEAL 317

Sexual Behavior and Relationships (3) PR: None

HEAL 323

Women’s Health Issues (3) PR: HEAL 217 or instructor permission

PSYC 350

Psychology of Gender (3) PR: PSYC 103

SOCY 337

Prejudice (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

WGST 120

Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies (3) PR: None

WGST 320

Special Topics (3) PR: None

WGST 420

Seminar in Women’s and Gender Studies (3-4) PR: WGST 200; junior or senior standing

Select an additional 12 credit hours from any of the category lists above.

Notes:

  • No more than 6 credit hours for WGST 400 may be applied towards the major requirements.