Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major
The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers an undergraduate major in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies leading to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. You can keep track of your requirements using the degree worksheet.
|WGS 101||Women, Difference, and Power||4|
|WGS 303||Women and Gender in American History||4|
|WGS 315||History and Development of Feminist Theory||4|
|WGS 321||Feminist Perspectives: Identity, Race, and Culture||4|
|WGS 351||Introduction to Global Feminisms||4|
|WGS 352||Gender, Literature and Culture||4|
|WGS 411||Feminist Praxis (Internship)||4|
|Upper-division WGS courses||8|
|WGS or other subject code (8 credits can be lower-division)||12|
* These 48 credits in WGS are in addition to the requirements of a second major, if applicable.
Students should consider selecting a set of elective courses that constitute a coherent and focused course of study within the major. Students are encouraged to plan their courses with advisors to achieve this goal.
Caveats and other restrictions:
- No more than 8 credits taken pass/no pass may be counted toward the major.
- No more than 4 credits of WGS 409 practicum may apply toward the major.
- At least 32 credits must be in upper-division courses.
- At least 24 upper-division credits must be taken at the University of Oregon.
- WGSS majors must attain a grade-point average of 2.50 or higher in courses applied to the major
- All graded courses in the major must be completed with grades of C- or higher.
- Note: Students who have declared their major before fall term 2013 may choose the requirements in place when they declared or those above.