WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS

 

Undergraduate Programs

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:

 

 

Required Courses (6 Units)

WMST 337 Feminist Theory
WMST 231 Women in Perspective
                               or
WMST 232 Honors Seminar: Women in Perspective
                               or
WMST 233 International Perspectives on Women

    

 

Required Culminating Experience (3 Units)

WMST 485 Seminar in Women's Studies

 

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.

FOCUS AREAS:

 

 

Women, Gender, Culture and Creativity (12 units)

WMST 235 American Women and Popular Culture
WMST 332 Women's Culture and Creativity
WMST 333 Women's Words, Women's Lives
WMST 370 Topics: Women's Spiritual Practices
WMST 370 Topics: Masculinity in Perspective
WMST 381 The Erotic Imagination in Christianity and Hinduism
WMST 382 Christian Sexual Ethics
AFST 411 Topics in African and African American Stuides: Womanism and Black Feminist Thought
ARTH 341 Women in Art
CLST 303 Identity and Culture: Gender and Media in Global Perspective
EMF 205 Women and Gender in Film
ENGL 290 Honors Seminar in Literature: Emily Dickinson
ENGL 290 Honors Seminar in Literature: Austen and the Brontes
ENGL 370 Special Topics: Literature of Women
ENGL 372 Women Writers
ENGL 380 Voices of Medieval Women
ENGL 469 Topics in British Literature: Virginia Woolf
ENGL 471 Topics in World Literature: Black Women Writers
ENGL 472 Topics in British Literature: Unfortunate Women
ENGL 477 Topics in Black American Literature: African-American Women Writers
HIST 306 Women in 20th Century U.S. History
MUSC 205 Women in Western Music
PHIL 204 Race, Class and Gender
PHIL 260 Philosopny of the Prison Industrial Complex
PHIL 332 Feminist Philosophy
SPAN 455 Hispanic Popular Cultures: Mexican Cultural Symbols: LaMalinche, LaVirgen de Guadalupe and La Llorona
SPAN 474 Special Topics in Spanish: Latin American Women Writers

 

Women, Gender, Diversity and Global Contexts (12 units)

WMST 233 International Perspectives on Women
WMST 345 Women, Environment and Health
WMST 350 B-More: Baltimore and Urban Communities
WMST 370 Topics: Women's Spiritual Practices
WMST 370 Topics: Women of Color
WMST 370 Topics: Masculinities in Perspective
WMST 381 The Erotic Imagination in Christianity and Hinduism
WMST 382 Christian Sexual Ethics
AFST 411 Topics in African and Adrican American Studies: Womanism and Black Feminist Thought
ANTH 321 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
ANTH 353 Latinas in the Americas
CLST 303 Identity and Culture: Gender and Media in Global Perspective
ENGL 471 Topics in World Literature: African American Writers
ENGL 471 Topics in World Literature: Black Women Writers
ENGL 477 Topics in Black American Literature: African-American Women Writers
HIST 361 Gays and Lesbians in U.S. History
HIST 484 Historical Themes: African-American Women in History
LGBT 101 An Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transger Studies
PSYC 449 Psychology of Lesbian Culture
PSYC 457 Gender Identity in Transition
RLST 205 Women in World Religions
SOCI 243 Sociology of Race, Class and Gender
SPAN 455 Hispanic Popular Culture: Mexican Cultural Symbols: LaMalinche, LaVirgen de Guadalupe and La Llorona
SPAN 474 Special Topics in Spanish: Latin American Women Writers

 

Women, Gender, Health and Sexuality (12 units)

WMST 235 American Women and Popular Culture
WMST 336 Women and Medicine
WMST 338 Women and Sexuality
WMST 345 Women, Environment and Health
WMST 382 Christian Sexual Ethics
CRMJI 307 Issues in Domestic Violence
FMST 310 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families
HIST 361 Gays and Lesbians in U.S. History
HLTH 219 Women's Health
HLTH 220 Sexuality in a Diverse Society
LGBT 101 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
PHIL 204 Race, Class and Gender
PHIL 260 Philosophy of the Prison Industrial Complex
PSYC 447 Sex Differences: Psychological Perspectives
PSYC 449 Psychology of Lesbian Culture
PSYC 457 Gender Identity in Transition
SOCI 335 Medical Sociology

 

Women, Gender, Leadership and Community (12 units)

WMST 335 Women, Work and Family
WMST 336 Women and Medicine
WMST 345 Women, Environment and Health
WMST 350 B-More: Baltimore and Urban Communities
WMST 370 Topics: Women's Spiritual Practices
WMST 370 Topics: Masculinities in Perspective
WMST 381 The Erotic Imagination in Christianity and Hinduism
WMST 382 Christian Sexual Ethics
AFST 411 Topics in African and Adrican American Studies:Womanism and Black Feminist Thought
CRMJ 307 Issues in Domestic Violence
CRMJ 348 Women and Crime
ECON 374 Economic Issues of Gender
FMST 350 Fundamentals of Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector
HIST 306 Women in 20th Century U.S. History
HIST 361 Gays and Lesbians in U.S. History
IDNM 307 Women, Gender and Science
PHIL 260 Philosphy of the Prison Industrial Complex
POSC 340 Comparative Public Policy
POSC 47X Women, Public Policy, and Social Change
POSC 481 Public Policy Analysis
SOCI 243 Sociology of Race, Class and Gender
SOCI 312 Sociology of Gender
SOCI 362 Work and Occupations
SOCI 365 Organizations and Society

 

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