The major requires 12 courses. Four are core courses in Women’s and Gender studies: one lower division (WGS 1) and three upper division (WGS 100, WGS 177, and WGS 190). Eight are upper division electives cross-listed with Women’s and Gender Studies. Majors have two options: a) a concentration in either social sciences or humanities, with the majority of courses in one of those disciplines; or b) a balanced distribution of courses, four and four, in social sciences and humanities. Students must take at least two courses each from social sciences and humanities; one cross-listed January Term course may be petitioned for credit; and at least one course must focus on Non-Western, Third World, or minority U.S. women. Women's and Gender Studies students may also design a double or split major with another discipline, with the approval of the director of Women’s and Gender Studies and the chair of the other department.
The following courses are required for you to complete a Women's and Gender Studies Degree.