The following interdisciplinary (WMST) and departmental Women’s and Gender Studies courses are currently in the curriculum. Any course can only count toward one focus area. Some courses fulfill General Education (GenEd) requirements.
MAJOR IN WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES
Women’s and Gender Studies majors are required to complete 39 units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher from among the following courses:
Focus Area (12 units): Students must select a focus area among the four listed below. Of the 12 units necessary for the focus area, 6 units must be WMST courses.
Distribution Requirement (18 units): Students must take 6 units in each of the remaining three focus areas other than the one selected.
Recommended Program of Study
Women’s and Gender Studies majors should include: WMST 231 Women in Perspective or WMST 232 Honors Seminar: Women in Perspective in their first semester. This is an introductory course that fulfills some General Education (GenEd) requirements. WMST 233 International Perspectives on Women or WMST 234 Honors International Perspectives on Women is recommended but not required and also fulfills GenEd requirements.
We also recommend that students majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies take the advanced composition course offered by Women's and Gender Studies, WMST 333: Women's Words, Women's Lives. A course on minority women (either a WMST course or a departmental one) is strongly recommended. WMST 496 Internship is also recommended.
Students should consult the Undergraduate Catalog for the most up-to-date information on electives, course descriptions and prerequisites.
Transfer Credit Policy
All Women's and Gender Studies majors must complete a minimum of 18 units toward the major at Towson University, with at least 12 units at the upper (300-400) level.
All Women's and Gender Studies minors must complete a minimum of 12 units toward the minor at Towson University, with at least 9 units at the upper (300-400) level.