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The Gender Studies BA Program: Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting general degree requirements, all gender studies majors must complete a minimum of seven courses with a grade of C or higher and an 8-credit senior project (31–36 credits total), as follows.

  • GND 1200/Introduction to Gender and Sexuality: 4 credits
  • Five electives in gender studies: 15–20 credits
  • One theory course: 4 credits
  • SPJ 4990/Senior Project I: 4 credits
  • SPJ 4991/Senior Project II: 4 credits

Note: A methods course and an internship are highly recommended.

Examples of Electives
Courses in the following list are subject to change, and new courses may be added. Students should consult with their faculty advisor when choosing electives. Effective Fall 2014, gender studies courses appear under the prefix of the originating discipline only (e.g., POL for political science).

School of Film and Media Studies:
CIN 3540/Queer Cinema
MSA 3120/Riot Grrls and Radical Women
MSA 3160/Queer Media Convergence

School of Humanities:
ARH 2885/Women Artists and Feminist Criticism
ARH 3187/Women Artists in the 20th Century (added Spring 2015)
ARH 3885/Feminist Approaches to Art and Theory
HIS 2490/Women in America
HIS 3080/The Lives of Women
HIS 3115/Sex Radicals in the 19th-Century U.S.
HIS 3375/“Aren’t I a Woman?”: The Construction of
    Womanhood in the U.S.
HIS 3685/Sex and Gender in Latin America
HIS 3695/History of Gender and Sexuality in the United States
HIS 3727/History of Feminist Movements
HIS 3730/Wives, Widows, Workers
HIS 3740/Wives, Workers, Warriors
JST/GND 3235/Women in the Biblical/Ancient World (GND
    crosslisting removed 12/09/13)
LIT 3004/Lesbian and Gay Poetry
LIT 3025/Women and Film
LIT 3665/American Women Writers

School of Natural and Social Sciences:
ANT 2755/Global Sexualities
ANT 3610/Gender and Popular Culture in South Asia
GND 3287/Science and Technology Studies (title revised Fall 2014)
POL 2040/Women and Politics
POL 2015/Citizens Living Under Islamic Laws
POL 2350/Free Speech, Heresy, and Gender in Islamic
POL 3045/Sex, Politics, and Health
POL 3090/Race, Gender, and the Law
POL 3095/Queer Politics in the U.S. (added Spring 2015)
POL/GND 3240/Gender Politics and Islam (discontinued
    Spring 2014)
POL 3245/Gender and Health: International Issues
POL 3255/Islamic State, Gender, and Sexuality (reinstated
    Fall 2014)
PSY 2860/Psychology of Women
PSY 3845/Gender Development
SOC 2020/Human Sexuality
SOC 2210/Sociology of Gender
SOC 3035/Birth and Death
SOC 3287/Science and Technology Studies (prefix formerly GND)
SOC 3705/Masculinities: Feminist Perspectives
SOC 3755/Sexuality and Society

Conservatory of Theatre Arts:
THP 3300/Women in Performance
THP 3520/Gay and Lesbian Theatre and Performance
THP 3600/Women and Drama

Examples of Theory Courses
Courses in the following list are subject to change, and new courses may be added. Students should consult with their faculty advisor when choosing the theory course.

PHI 2500/Gender and Power
GND 3130/Feminist Theory
PHI 3725/Theories of Sexuality

Updates to the 2013–15 College Catalog:

Effective Fall 2014:

  • The senior project (formerly GND 4990, two semesters, 8 credits total) is now SPJ 4990/Senior Project I and SPJ 4991/Senior Project II, 4 credits each.

Updated Oct. 14, 2014

Please direct updates for this page to the managing editor in the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs. For curricular revisions, please refer to the Faculty Handbook.

For current majors:
Graduation Plans

In consultation with your faculty advisor, the eight-semester plans, maintained by the Office of the Registrar, can be used as a guide to assist you in your academic planning and progress toward graduation.