Jun 22, 2018  
2017-2018 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

Women's and Gender Studies Major

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BA Degree

The WGS major requires 36 credits that are completed in the following way:


Core Courses: 15 credits

Students must successfully complete the following four core courses: WGS 101, WGS 201, WGS 312, and WGS 499. In addition, students must successfully complete any ONE of the four Upper-Level Feminist Theory courses (WGS 302, WGS 305, WGS 306, WGS 307).

Concentration-Specific Requirements - 12 credits

Students will be required to complete at least one course in each of the Women’s and Gender Studies’  four areas of concentration:

Politics, Justice, and Policy

Choose one:

Arts and Letters

Choose one:

Specialization Requirement - 6 credits

Students will be required to successfully complete at least two additional courses (a total of six credits) in one of the four concentration areas: Gender Studies; Politics, Justice, and Policy; Cross-Cultural Inquiry; Arts and Letters.

Elective - 3 credits

Successfully complete one elective course in any of the four areas of concentration, or in feminist theory, or an internship (WGS 399).

Total credits: 36

Note: Seven of the twelve required courses must be upper-level courses (300/400-level).

University Studies Requirements

In addition to the requirements in the major, students will be required to complete the University Studies requirements. For more information: http://www.umassd.edu/generaleducation/universitystudies/universitystudiescurriculum/.

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