Interdisciplinary Studies (BA): Women’s and Gender Studies (16IDSBA-16IDSWGS)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research H 4 WGS Disciplinary Grouping 11 3
WGS 200 1 3 Literature I 3 3
GEP Math A 3 GEP Social Science D,7 3
Social Science D,7 3 GEP Math A 3
HESF 1** Fitness & Wellness E 1 GEP Health and Exercise Studies E 1
Free Elective 9 3
14 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
WGS 210 G 3 WGS Disciplinary Grouping 11 3
FLx 201 K,8 3 Literature II 4 3
Social Science 7 3 Philosophy 5,C 3
GEP Natural Lab Science B 4 Social Sciences 7 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 2-3 Natural Science B 3
15-16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
WGS 300 or WGS 380 3 WGS Concentration Area Elective 13 3
Arts & Letters 6 3 History C,1 3
GEP Add. Breadth (MS/NS) F 3 Free Elective 9 9
Free Elective 9 6
15 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
WGS 310 10 3 WGS 492 3
WGS Concentration Area Advanced Req 12 3 WGS Concentration Area Advanced Req 12 3
History II 3 Free Elective 9 9
Free Elective 9 6
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation *J, K, 14, 15, 16: 120
Major/College Footnotes

  1. History I One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History I course list (a 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western).
  2. History II One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History II course list (a 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture, i.e., United States or other Western Culture).
  3. Literature I One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature I list (a survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century).
  4. Literature II One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature II list (any course that meets the Literature I requirement, or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature, or an upper division survey course or literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language).
  5. Philosophy Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list.
  6. Arts and Letters One 3-credit hour course is required from the College-approved Arts & Letters course list.
  7. Social Sciences Twelve (12) credit hours required from three different disciplines, six (6) must be on GEP-Social Sciences list.
  8. Completion of FLx 201, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination.
  9. Free Electives Only 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
  10. The internship course, WGS 310, is required of all students.
  11. Disciplinary Groupings Six (6) credit hours. Students will select one (1) course from two (2) different disciplinary groups listed below:

Group 1 – Language, Literature, and Communication – select from WGS major approved list
Group 2 – Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, and Social Work – select from WGS major approved list
Group 3 – History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Music – select from WGS major approved list

  1. Concentration Area Advanced Six (6) credit hours of area concentration courses at the 400-level are required from the program approved list. Other courses may fulfill this requirement with the approval of the academic advisor.
  2. Concentration Area Elective Three (3) credit hours. Students will select one (1) course from the program approved list.
  3. All courses in the departmental requirements must be passed with a grade of C- or better.
  4. Minimum major and cumulative GPA of 2.0 required for graduation.
  5. A maximum of 15 hours of external transfer credit may be applied towards the major and departmental requirements.

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix) Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:

B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours -include one laboratory course or course with a lab) Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:

C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: History 1 and Philosophy requirements

D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as port of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Social Sciences requirement

E. Physical Education/Healthy Living (2 credit hours -at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course) Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list.

F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists) __ Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or X Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering

G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (S-6 credit hours) Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as port of the Major requirements moy fulfill part or all of this requirement: WGS 210

H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements:

I. U.S. Diversity (USD) Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USO) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: WGS 200, WGS 380

J. Global Knowledge (GK) Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge {GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:

K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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