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Women's and Gender Studies (BA)

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies provides students with a strong educational foundation for life-long learning. It nurtures students' abilities to think critically and to examine social and cultural circumstances that too often remain unquestioned. The curriculum also emphasizes the development of strong written & oral communication skills.

A thirteen-course major is offered, consisting of a six-course common core, four courses in a concentration, and three electives.

As a Women’s and Gender Studies major, you will take courses such as:

  • Women and Film
  • Women in the Middle East
  • Feminist Theories
  • Gender and Education
  • Deconstructing the Diva
  • Gender, Community, & Activism: Community-Based Learning in WGS
  • Growing Up Female in the U.S.
  • Growing up Latino/Latina in the United States
  • Gender Violence and Resistance
  • Women and Politics
  • Women and the Law
  • Female Identities: Young Adult Literature
  • Antiracist Feminisms
  • Introduction to Transgender Studies
  • Queer Theory
Liberal Studies Requirements 84 hours
​Major Requirements 32 hours
Concentration Requirements​ 16 hours​
​Open Electives 60 hours
​Total hours required 192 hours