Women’s and Gender Studies (BA) (16WGSBA)-No New Admits

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research H 4 Literature I 3 3
Mathematics A, 14 3 Mathematics A, 14 3
Social Science D, 7 3 Social Science D, 7 3
WGS 200 Intro to Women’s
& Gender Studies 10
3 Free Elective 9 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise
Studies Course E
1 WGS Disciplinary Grouping 12 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1
14 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
WGS 210 Women & Gender in Sci. & Tech. 11, G,8 3 WGS Disciplinary Grouping 12 3
Foreign Language 201 K, 3 Philosophy 5, C 3
Natural Science with lab B 4 Literature II 4 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Req G 2-3 Natural Science B 3
Social Science 7 3 Social Science 7 3
15-16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Arts & Letters 6 3 Free Electives 9 3
WGS 300 10 3 Free Electives 9 3
GEP Add. Breadth Req. F
(MS/NS/E)
3 Free Electives 9 3
Free Electives 9 3 History I 1, C 3
Free Electives 9 3 WGS Elective 13 3
Free Electives 9 1
16 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Free Electives 9 3 Free Electives 9 3
Free Electives 9 3 Free Electives 9 3
Free Electives 9 1 Free Electives 9 3
History II 2 3 WGS Elective 13 3
WGS Elective 13 3 WGS 492 Theoretical Issues in WGS I, 10 3
WGS 310 Women & Gender Internship 10 3
16 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K, 15, 16 : 122
Major/College Footnotes
1. History I: (GRP 501) AFS 275, 276, HI 207,215,216, 232, 233, 263, 264, 270, 275, 276. (Satisfies 3 hr GEP Humanities).
2. History II: (GRP 502) HI 205, 208, 209, 210, 221, 251, 252.
3. Literature I: (GRP 503) ENG 219,220, 221, or 222; ENG 251*, 261*, or 262*; FL 219, 220, 221 or 222; FLF 301; 340, 341, 342, 351, 352; FLG 300, 316; or FLR 303, FLS 340, HON 202**, 293**
*Credit is not allowed for both ENG 251 and either of ENG 261 or ENG 262.
**Honors courses may satisfy the Literature I requirement if more than half of the literature covered is outside the U.S. and prior to the twentieth century.
4. Literature II: (GRP 504) AFS 248; ENG 207, 208, 209, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 232, 233, 246, 248, 249, 251*, 252, 261*, 262*, 265, 266, 305, 349, 351,362, 363, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 376, 377, 380, 382, 383, 385, 390, 392, 393, 394, 398, 399, 406,407, 420, 439, 448, 449, 451, 452, 453, 460, 462, 463, 464, 465, 468, 469, 470, 471, 476, 486, 487; FL 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 246, 392, 393, 394, 406, 407; FLF 301, 302, 340, 341, 342, 351, 352, 414, 492; FLG 300, 316, 323; FLR 303, 304; FLN 301, 302, 401; FLS 300, 302, 304,323, 341, 342, 343, 351, 352, 353, 403, 404, 492; GRK 320; HON 202, or 293
*Credit is not allowed for both ENG 251 and either of ENG 261 or ENG 262.
5. Philosophy: Any 3-credit hour PHI course on the GEP humanities course list.
6. Arts and Letters: All HA courses, all 200 and above REL courses, ADN 111, 112, 202, 212, 219, 231, 272, 273, 281, 311, 384, 386, 414, or 454, AFS 340 or 375, ARC 140, 141, or 142, ARS 251, 252, 259, 306, 351, or 353, COM 103 203, 213, 233, 243, 303, 321, 323, 333, 340, 364, 374, or 411, DAN 272 or 295, ENG 282, 283, 321, 364, 374, 411, or 492, FL 216, FLF 318, FLG 318, FLS 318, GD 200 or 342, GRK 310, IDS 496, LAR 444, LAT 310, MUS 180, 200, 201, 202, 205, 206, 230, 260, 306, 310, 315, 320, 330,335, 350, 360. Courses in major field of study are excluded.
7. Social Sciences: Four 3-credit hour courses (12 credit hours total) from at least three of the following areas: ANT, ARE, EC, PS, PSY, SOC. Also ENG 210, GEO 220, IDS 401, or STS 402.  Six (6) credit hours must be taken from the GEP Social Sciences list.
8. Foreign Language: Completion of FL 201, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination. (All students must take the NCSU Proficiency Test upon entering CHASS. Students who take FL 101 and FL 102 will not receive graduation credit for these courses unless they are in a language other than the one used to fulfill the 201 language requirement.)
9. Free Electives: Any course except ECI 105, ENG 110, MA 100, 101, FLx 101, FLS 105, LAT 101, and GRK 101. 100-level foreign-language courses can be used as free electives if they are in languages other than the language the student uses to fulfill major language requirement. Only 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
10. Women’s and Gender Studies Required Courses and General Regulations: All WGS majors must take WGS 200, Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies; WGS 300 Introduction to Feminist Theories, WGS 310, Women’s and Gender Studies Internship; and WGS 492, Theoretical Issues in Women’s and Gender Studies. Although some courses are listed in more than one category, no course may satisfy more than one requirement within the major (no double counting). If students are double majoring, they may use, per CHASS regulations, an unlimited number of GEP courses to count in the major, or nine hours of CHASS departmental courses. Students in WGS may take no more than three WGS courses at the 200 level, and must take two 400-level courses, which may include WGS 492. Courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.
11. WGS Science and Technology Course: All WGS majors must take WGS 210, Women and Gender in Science and Technology with a grade of C- or better.
12. WGS Disciplinary Groupings: Each WGS major must take a total of two courses from two of the following three disciplinary groupings: Language, Literature, and Communication; Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, and Social Work; or History, Philosophy, Religion, and Music. For example a WGS student could take one course in the Language, Literature, and Communication grouping; and one course in History, Philosophy, Religion, and Music Grouping. Science and Technology is also considered a disciplinary grouping, but is already required (see 13 below), and therefore, not one of the groups considered in this requirement. Courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.
Language, Literature, and Communication: COM 332 Relational Communication; WGS/COM 362 Communication and Gender; WGS/ENG 305 Women and Literature; WGS/ENG 327 Language and Gender; WGS/ENG 410 Studies in Gender and Genre; COM 467 Advanced Topics in Gender and Communication; WGS 293 and WGS 493, Special Topics in Women and Gender Studies.
Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Political Science, and Social Work: WGS/ANT 444 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women, WGS/PS 306 Gender and Politics in the United States; WGS/PS 418 Gender Law and Policies; WGS/PSY 406 Psychology of Gender; WGS/SOC 204 Sociology of the Family; WGS/SOC 304 Men and Women in Society; WGS/SOC 407 Sociology of Sexualities.
History, Philosophy, Religion, and Music: WGS/REL 472 Women and Religion; HI 423 Women in European Enlightenment; WGS/ HI 447 History of American Women to 1900; WGS/ HI 448 American Women in the Twentieth Century; HI 477 Women in the Middle East; WGS/MUS 360, Women and Music.
13. Women’s and Gender Studies Advised Major Electives: A WGS major has 9 hours of elective credit to fulfill the 30-hour major. WGS majors are strongly encouraged, through advising, to consider a variety of suggested clusters that might help them develop a specialty within WGS. These clusters are not required. Students may choose any four courses from either the WGS cross-listed courses, or those courses approved for WGS credit to complete their major.  Courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.  Those courses include, but are not limited to:
WGS/ANT 444, WGS/COM 362, WGS/ENG 305, WGS/ENG 327, WGS/ENG 410, WGS/HI 447, WGS/HI, WGS/MUS 360, WGS/PS 306, WGS/PS 418, WGS/PSY 406, WGS/REL 472, WGS/SOC 204, WGS/SOC 304, WGS/SOC 407, WGS 224, WGS 370,  COM 332, COM 467, HI 412, HI 423, HI 477.
Some possible clusters that WGS advisors may want to suggest to their students are suggested below, but the clusters are not required, and the list is far from exhaustive. While the disciplinary groupings themselves suggest clusters, other students may benefit from choosing a set of courses from across the disciplinary groupings.
Gender and Social Policy in the United States
WGS/SOC 304 Women and Men in Society
WGS/PS 306 Gender and Politics in the United States
WGS/PS 418 Gender Law and Policies
HI 448 American Women in the Twentieth Century
International Gender Issues
WGS/ANT 444 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women
HI 477 Women in the Middle East
Gender, Science and Technology
WGS 210 Women and Gender in Science and Technology
COMM 487 Internet and Society
14. Math: Six (6) credit hours chosen from the GEP Mathematics list.
15. All courses in the major must be passed with a grade of C- or better.
16. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 required for graduation. 

 

*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. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list
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
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: Any PHI course on the GEP Humanities list;  HI Group II
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 part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Social Science major requirement 7

E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth  – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
XX Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: WGS 210 (3 cr. hr)
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 (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: WGS 492
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.
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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