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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies. B.A.


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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences  > Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program  > Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. B.A.

A major in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies consists of 30 hours of designated WGSS courses (WGSS 2350 or 2360 + 27 additional hours, at least 21 of them advanced). The 21 advanced hours must include either 3350 or 3360; either 3321 or 3322, or equivalent; 4350; and 4360; plus 5 approved electives. At least 21 of the 30 hours must be taken in residence. A maximum of nine semester hours of approved transfer substitutes will be accepted toward the major. A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required for a course to count toward the minor, and a minimum 2.00 grade point average is required for the minor.

 

Required courses for the WGSS major


1. One Intro course


  • WGSS 2350: Intro to Women, Gender and Culture (Language, Philosophy & Culture CORE course) Credit Hours: 3.0

and/or

  • WGSS 2360: Intro to LGBT Studies (Language, Philosophy & Culture CORE course) Credit Hours: 3.0

2. One of the following:


3. One course from either of the following categories:


(it is recommended that a course from the other category be taken as an elective)

A. Gender and Transnational Studies course


4. WGSS 4350 - Issues in Feminist Research course


(includes a presentation of students’ work and includes primary-source analysis in the Shuart Women’s Archive in the UH Library)

5. WGSS 4360 - Capstone Internship Course


(includes a presentation of students’ work and includes primary-source analysis in the Shuart Women’s Archive in the UH Library)

6. Electives


Choose from the following options to fulfill the remaining 5 course credits for the major:
 

A. Senior Essay (one term) with approved faculty + 4 elective courses

B. Senior Thesis (two terms) for Honors credit with approved faculty + 3 elective courses

C. Five elective cross-listed courses from approved list, no more than 2 in one discipline

Distributive requirements:


At least two of a student’s electives must come from each area.

Humanities


Social and Natural Sciences


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