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Women's and Gender Studies Major

 Required Units (crs.): 36 minimum


Senior Seminar 2011Required courses (12 units):

  • WG STDS 201 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (1st year)
  • WG STDS 390 Feminist Theory
  • WG STDS 435 Women’s and Gender Studies Senior Seminar (4th year)
  • WG STDS 366 Service Learning and Field Study
  • or Study Abroad

Service learning projects could include campus internships for the UW Oshkosh Women’s Center, the Counseling Center—specifically working with the Campus for Awareness and Relationship Education (CARE), or community internships for such programs as Goodwill, the Christine Ann Center, REACH Counseling Services, Planned Parenthood or any other community program agreed upon by the student and the director.  

Study Abroad opportunities include 3-week interim courses such as “Women in the Arts in England,” “Privilege and Poverty in Tanzania” or a semester-long program focusing on Women’s Studies at Lancaster University. 

Other Study Abroad programs with significant Women’s Studies material will be considered for approval by the director.

In selecting the remaining 8 courses (24 units), no more than two courses may be from the 100- or 200-level, and at least 6 courses must be from the 300-level or above.

Majors are required to choose one course from each of the following four disciplinary categories: (12 units) 

  1. Historical Perspectives
  2. Arts and Humanities
  3. Social Sciences
  4. Environment, Health,  & Natural Sciences

Majors are required to fulfill a Diversity Requirement. (6 units) At least one course must come from a list under the heading Global Diversity, while the other must come from the Diversity in the United States category. These courses may overlap with the disciplinary categories.

Majors are required to elect additional courses from any of the above categories to fulfill the 36-unit requirement for the major.  (6-12 units)

I. Historical Perspectives

WG STDS 328 - History of Sexuality in U.S.

WG STDS 334-Women in Mod Euro Hist

WG STDS 346-Gndr in Latin American Hist

WG STDS 351-Gender in Indian History

WG STDS 386-Women in the United States

WG STDS 450 -Rhetoric of the US Women’s Movement I

WG STDS 451-Rhetoric of the US Women’s Movement II

II. Arts and Humanities

WG STDS 224-Women in Literature

WG STDS 225-Images of Women

WG STDS 243-Women in the Arts: Encounters

WG STDS 265-Women and Religion

WG STDS 268-Gender, Comm  & Relationships

WG SDS 315-Women and Madness

WG STDS 316-Gender, Discourse and Power

WG STDS 317-Gendering Jewish Children’s Lit

WG STDS 318-Religion and Sexuality

WG STDS 324-Gender in Literature

WG STDS 332-Early Women Writers

WG STDS 345-20th-Century Women Writers

WG STDS 347-Race, Class & Gndr in the Mass Media

WG STDS 360-Judaism Since Gender

WG STDS 391/591-Gay and Lesbian Literature

III. Social Sciences

WG STDS 204-Global Perspectives on Women & Gender

WG STDS 205-Intro to LGBTQ

WG STDS 232-Inclusivity and Diversity on University Campuses

WG STDS 260-Psychology of Gender

WG STDS 302-Civil Liberties in the United States

WG STDS 303-Women and Politics

WG STDS 305-Soc Work Ethics in a Diverse Society

WG STDS 306-Trans* and Genderqueer Lives

WG STDS 307-Discrimination, Gndr, &  the Economy

WG STDS 314-Native American Women

WG STDS 320-Gendered Lives

WG STDS 330-Discrimination & Legal Remedies

WG STDS 333-Gender, Place & Culture

WG STDS 339/539-Sociology of the Family

WG STDS 342-Gender, Law and Policy

WG STDS 343-Masculinity Across Cultures

WG STDS 344-Kinship, Gender, and Sexuality

WG STDS 350/550-Women, Race, and Class

WG STDS 353-Domestic Violence

WG STDS 357-Sex Differences in Society

WG STDS 368-Sociology of Gender

WG STDS 370-Women and the Law

WG STDS 392-Queer Theory

 

IV. Environment, Health, and Natural Sciences

WG STDS 226-Saving Seeds, Saving Community: Women, Land and Action

WG STDS 263-Women, Sustainability, Religion: From  Green Nuns to Hindu Tree Huggers

WG STDS 310-Biology of Gender

WG STDS 329-Body Politics: Contemporary Feminist Debates

WG STDS  365-Gender and Nature

WG STDS 380-Women's Health: Issues and Nursing Practice

Diversity Requirement
Majors must fulfill a Diversity Requirement.  At least one course must be global in nature, and at least one must cover Women and Diversity in the United States.  These courses may overlap with the disciplinary categories. (6 units)

Global Diversity

WG STDA 204-Global Perspectivs on Women and Gender

WG STDS 263-Women, Sustainability, Religion: From Green Nuns to Hindu Tree Huggers

WG STDS 265-Women and Religion

WG STDS 303-Women and Politics

WG STDS 333-Gender, Places, and Culture

WG STDS 334-Wmn in Mod European Hist

WG STDS 342-Gender, Law and Policy

WG STDS 343-Masculinity Across Cultures

WG STDS 344-Kinship, Gender, and Sexuality

WG STDS 346-Gndr in Latin Amer History

WG STDS 351-Gender in Indian History

Diversity in the United States

WG STDS 205-Intro to LGBTQ

WG STDS 226-Saving Seeds, Saving Community: Women, Land and Action

WG STDS 232-Inclusivity and Diversity on University Campuses

WG STDS 306 Trans and Genderqueer Lives

WG STDS 314-Native American Women

WG STDS 317-Gendering Jewish Children’s Lit

WG STDS 318-Religion and Sexuality

WG STDS 328-History of Sexuality

WG STDS 347-Race, Class & Gndr in the Mass Media

WG STDS 350/550-Women, Race and Class

WG STDS 351-Gender in Indian History

WG STDS 360-Judaism Since Gender

WG STDS 371/571-Afrn-Amer Wmn Writers

WG STDS 391/591-Gay and Lesbian Literature

WG STDS 392-Queer Theory

Electives
Majors are required to elect additional courses from any of the above categories to fulfill the 36-unit requirement for the major.  (6-12 units)

Electives that may be tailored to meet the breadth requirement

 

WG STDS 395 Special Topics in Arts Hum 3 cr.

WG STDS 396 Special Topics in Historical Perspectives

WG STDS 397 Special Topics in Soc Science

WG STDS 398 Special Topics in Env, Health, and Nat Science

WG STDS 399 Special Topics for Off-Campus Study

WG STDS 446 Independent Study 1-3 cr. 

WG STDS 474 Honors Thesis 1-6 cr.
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