Interdisciplinary Studies (BS): Women’s and Gender Studies (16IDSBS-16WGSB)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research H 4 GEP Math A,3 3
GEP Math A,3 3 Natural science w/ Lab B,1 4
Natural science w/ Lab B,1 4 GEP Social Science D,8 3
Social Science D,8 3 Free Electives 11 3
HESF 1** Fitness & Wellness E 1 GEP Health and Exercise Studies E 1
15 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Calculus 2 3 Science Elective w/ Lab 1 4
Natural science w/ Lab B,1 4 Arts & Letters 10 3
Literature 6 3 History C,5 3
Philosophy C,9 3 WGS 200 lntroduction to Women’s & Gender Studies 1 3
Free Electives 11 3 Social Science 8 3
16 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Writing & Communication 7 3 GEP Add. Breadth (MS/NS) F 3
Free Elective 11 3 Advanced Science/Technology Requirement 4 3
WGS 210 Women & Gender in Science & Technology G 3 Advanced Science/Technology Requirement 4 3
WGS Concentration Area Elective 15 3 WGS 300 lntro to Feminist Theories or WGS 380 Black Feminist Theory 3
WGS Disciplinary Grouping 13 3 WGS Disciplinary Grouping 13 3
15 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
WGS 310 Women’s & Gender Studies Internship 12 3 WGS 492 Theoretical lssues in Women’s & Gender Studies 3
WGS Concentration Area Advanced Elective14 3 WGS Concentration Area Advanced Elective14 3
Advanced Science/Technology Requirement 4 3 Free Elective 11 3
Advanced Science/Technology Requirement 4 3 Advanced Science/Technology Requirement 4 3
Free Elective 11 3 GEP Interdisciplinary PerspectivesG 2
15 14

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation *J, K,16,17: 120
Major/College Footnotes

  1. Basic science: Twelve (12) hours from Natural science Group 201 Basic Sciences. (Three basic laboratory science courses from the GEP list of Natural science courses. One course each from three of the following areas: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics). Four (4) hours from Group 202 Science Electives (One additional laboratory science course from the GEP list of Natural science courses). 16 credits.
  2. Calculus: Choose one course from the College approved list. 3-4 credits.
  3. Math Electives: Two additional math or statistics courses chosen from MA 114 and above or ST 305 and above. One of the courses must be selected from the GEP Mathematical Sciences list. 6 to 8 credits
  4. Advanced Science/ Technology Requirement: A 15-hour concentration in ONE area of science, technology, or mathematics is required. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in this group of courses. Approval of the selected courses will be indicated by the signature of the student, the student’s advisor, the department’s B.S. program coordinator (if different from the advisor), and the H&SS Associate/Assistant Dean.
  5. History: Choose from the College approved list, one 3-credit 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western, or one 3-credit 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture, i.e., United States or other Western Culture
  6. Literature: Choose from the College approved list, one 3-credit survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century; or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature; an upper division survey course; literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language.
  7. Writing and Communication: One course in advanced writing, speech, or a 200-level foreign language course. 3 credits
  8. Social Sciences Nine (9) credit hours, selected from College-approved list, required from three different disciplines, six (6) must be on GEP-Social Sciences list.
  9. Philosophy Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list. 3 credits
  10. Arts and Letters One 3-credit hour course is required from the College-approved Arts & Letters course list. 3 credits
  11. Free Electives: Maximum 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
  12. The internship course, WGS 310, is required of all students.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. Concentration Area Elective Three (3) credit hours. Students will select one (1) course from the program approved list.
  16. Major Residency Requirements: Maximum 12 hours of external transfer credit may be applied towards self-design concentration. See department for additional residency requirements.
  17. Major Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements: Courses meeting departmental requirements must receive a grade of C-or better. A cumulative 2.0 GPA for courses meeting departmental major requirements is 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.

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: Minimum requirements are satisfied by College Calculus and Mathematics requirements

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: Minimum requirements are satisfied by College Basic Science Elective requirements

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: Minimum requirements are satisfied by College History 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: Minimum requirements are satisfied by College 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:

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:

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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