Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Concentration

Professor Elizabeth Hubble, Director of the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Students who choose the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) option must register with the WGSS advisor, who will supervise their program. The following requirements must be met to complete the WGSS option within the liberal studies major.

Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies; Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Concentration

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 42

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: Working closely with a faculty advisor is imperative in Liberal Studies as the programs are unique and substitutions can be approved to meet the student's individual interests.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Lower Division Core18-20
Humanities
Literary Studies - European or American Literature
Historical Studies - European or American History
Asian Studies
Religious Studies
Upper-Division WGSS Coursework21
Modern and Classical Language Requirement
WGSS Introductory Course Requirement3
Total Hours42-44

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Lower Division Core

Rule: 18-20 credits

Minimum Required Grade: C-

18-20 Total Credits Required

Humanities

Rule: Take both of the following courses. (6-8 credits).

Note: Prerequisite or co-requisite: WRIT 101 or equivalent.

These courses are recommended to be taken early in the curriculum as they are foundational. GH 152L  can be taken prior to GH 151L.

General Education fulfillment through the lower-division core: Both courses fulfill the "approved writing course" and "Literary & Artistic Studies".

GH 151LIntroduction to Western Humanities Antiquity3
GH 152LIntroduction to the Humanities Medieval to Modern3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Literary Studies - European or American Literature

Note: Please consult with an advisor in Liberal Studies on other course possibilities for this requirement.

Intro to Russian Culture
Total Hours0

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Historical Studies - European or American History

Rule: Take one approved course that is at least 3 credits.

Note: Please consult with an advisor in Liberal Studies on other course possibilities for this requirement.

Select at least 3 credits from the following:3
Black: From Africa to Hip-Hop
American History I
American History II
Honors American History I
Honors American History II
Montana History
Abolitionism
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
Honors Western Civilization I
Honors Western Civilization II
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Asian Studies

Rule: Take one approved 3 credit course.

Select 3 credits from the following:3
Intro to South & S. East Asia
The Silk Road
Chinese Culture and Civiliz
East Asian Civilizations
Islamic Civil: Classical Age
Japanese Cult & Civiliz
Special Topics
Introduction to India
Buddhism
Hindu Religious Traditions
Special Topics
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Religious Studies

Rule: Take one approved 3 credit course.

Select 3 credits from the following:
Special Topics
Intro to the Hebrew Bible
Introduction to New Testament
Christianity
Buddhism
Hindu Religious Traditions
Japanese Religions
Comparative Ethics
Special Topics
Total Hours0

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division WGSS Coursework

Rule: 21 credits.

Note: Please see WGSS office for course substitution possibilities. LA 183A

Select 21 credits from the following:21
Anthropology of Gender
The History of Women in Art
Women in Antiquity
Gender and Communication
Rhetoric of Women's Activism
Counseling Theories
Gender & Sexuality in Eng Fict
Fathers and Daughters in Western Literary Traditions
Wmn Amer Colonial to Civil War
Wmn Amer Civil War to Present
Writing Women's Lives
Psychology of Family Violence
Mysticism
Women & Soc Action Amer
Sociology of the Family
Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just
Gender and Global Development
Sem in Inequality & Soc Justic
Feminist Theory and Methods
Undergraduate Research
Special Topics
Independent Study
Coop Education/Internship
WGS Capstone
Undergraduate Research
Special Topics
Independent Study
Total Hours21

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Modern and Classical Language Requirement

Note: Students must demonstrate fourth semester proficiency in a second language either by completing four semesters (recommended to be subsequent) with a grade of C- or better, or by receiving an equivalent score on a competence exam.


WGSS Introductory Course Requirement

Rule: Take the following 3 credit course.

Note: Take this course as early in your education as possible.

WGSS 163LHist/Lit Persp Women3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-