The major in Gender and Women’s Studies requires students to take a total of ten courses, including all three foundational courses, GWS 2050, GWS 5000, and a sophomore research seminar in Feminist Theory and Methodology. In addition, GWS majors must take seven electives, at least two of which must be in the social sciences and two in the humanities. Elective courses must carry the GWS attribute, awarded by Director of Acdemics.
The minor in Gender and Women’s Studies requires students to take a total of six courses including GWS 2050-Gender and the World, and GWS 5000-Integrating Seminar, which is taken as a culminating course.
Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies, Gender and the World, is offered every semester, and the Integrating Seminar is offered every spring. Other courses for the GWS minor or concentration may be may be taken in a variety of departments, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of gender and women's studies, as long as they are designated with the Gender and Women's Studies attribute (a partial list appears below) on the NOVASIS Master Schedule and/or approved by the Academic Director of the Gender and Women's Studies program.
Please note that the course list can change each semester. For a full course list, click here. (Topics: GWS Academic Director can approve other courses offered by departments. Please see Master Schedule).