Undergraduate Programs

Requirements for an Undergraduate Primary Major, Supplementary Major or Minor in Gender Studies

Gender Studies offers students a primary major, supplementary major and a minor.  In the primary major and supplementary major, students choose a concentration in Arts and Culture, Religion and Family, or Gender and Society.  These concentrations allow students to focus their study of Gender to prepare them for their senior capstone project -  Senior Thesis, Interdisciplinary Seminar or Capstone Essay.

Primary Major - 10 courses, 30 credit hours

2 required courses: Introduction to Gender Studies and Perspectives on Gender: Theory and Practice

Regular-track:
Capstone: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Seven (7) electives:

  • Must take at least 4 courses in one of the following concentrations:
         Arts and Culture, or Religion and Family, or Gender and Society

Thesis-track:
Capstone: Students write a year-long thesis (GSC 48001/48002; 6 credits)
Six (6) electives:

  • Must take at least 4 courses in one of the following concentrations:
         Arts and Culture, or Religion and Family, or Gender and Society

 

Supplementary Major - 8 courses, 24 credit hours

2 required courses: Introduction to Gender Studies and Perspectives on Gender: Theory and Practice

Capstone: Interdisciplinary Seminar or Capstone Essay
Five (5) electives:

  • Must take at least 3 courses in one of the following concentrations:
         Arts and Culture, or Religion and Family, or Gender and Society

 

Minor - 5 courses, 15 credit hours

2 required courses: Introduction to Gender Studies and Perspectives on Gender: Theory and Practice
Three (3) electives