Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies B.A.

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

Students who choose the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) B.A. must register with the WGSS advisor, who will supervise their program.

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

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 32

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

General Education Requirements

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


Required Courses14
Humanities Electives
Social Science Electives
Total Hours32

Required Courses

Note: Students must arrange a WGSS 398 internship with the WGSS Director prior to beginning their senior year. A list of available internships is available in the WGSS Office.

Complete all of the following courses:
WGSS 163LHist/Lit Persp Women3
WGSS 263SSocial and Political Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality3
WGSS 363Feminist Theory and Methods3
WGSS 398Coop Education/Internship3
WGSS 463WGS Capstone2
Total Hours14
Minimum Required Grade: C-


Rule: Of the 18 elective credits, 11 credits must be upper-division.

Note: Interdisciplinary courses and courses that appear on the WGSS curriculum list that do not fall within the Humanities and Social Science lists may be substituted with the approval of co-directors. WGSS Internship/Independent Study (392, 398, 492) courses may count for either the Humanities Core or the Social Science Core, depending on the topic. The following is a list of regularly offered courses that would fulfill the WGSS elective credits. Unless indicated, all courses are 3 credits. These courses are offered, in general, every one, two, or three years. Students are advised to check with the WGSS Office for individual semester course listings.

Humanities Electives

Complete 9 credits from the following courses:9
Black: From Africa to Hip-Hop
Women in Antiquity
Gender and Communication
Rhetorical Contruction of Women
Rhetoric of Women's Activism
Introduction to Western Humanities Antiquity
Introduction to the Humanities Medieval to Modern
Gender & Sexuality in Eng Fict
Fathers and Daughters in Western Literary Traditions
Afr Amer Hist to 1865
Afr Amer Hist Since 1865
Voodoo, Muslim, Church: Black Religion
The American South
Wmn Amer Colonial to Civil War
Wmn Amer Civil War to Present
Alcohol in American History
Families & Children in America
The Black Radical Tradition
Prayer & Civil Rights
Writing Women's Lives
U.S. Writers of Color
Gay and Lesbian Studies
Oral/Written Trads Native Amer
Native American Beliefs/Philos
Media Representations of Women, Men, and Sexuality
Total Hours9
Minimum Required Grade: C-

Social Science Electives

Complete 9 credits from the following courses:9
Peoples and Cultures of World
Anthropology of Gender
Intimate Relationships
Counseling Theories
Environmental Justice Issues & Solutions
Indig World View Perspectives
Ecological Perspectives in Native American Traditions
Contemp Global Iss Indg People
Psychology of Family Violence
Multicultural Psychology
Women & Soc Action Amer
Race, Gender & Class
Gender and Society
Social Stratification
Sociology of the Family
Rural Sociology
Population and Society
Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just
Sociology of Poverty
Prost & Human Trafficking
Gender and Global Development
Total Hours9
Minimum Required Grade: C-