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Sample WGSS 4-year plan

Extremely Important Notes:

  • The plan below is a sample. Courses are not guaranteed to be offered in the terms shown below. The term a course is offered depends heavily on professor schedules.
    • Corollary: You may take your courses in any term and order you like, provided prerequisites are met.
    • Caveat: Most students take WGS 101 first.

WGS Bachelor of Arts

First Year
Fall Milestones Credits
WGS 101 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies required course for major 4
WR 121 College Composition I 4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
Lower Elective Course such as PEMA 116 (Women’s Self-Defense) 2
Credits 14
Winter
  200 level course with WGS subject code recommended: meet with WGSS advisor at least once a year 4
WR 122 College Composition II 4
General-education course in social science 4
Lower Division Elective Course 4
Credits 16
Spring
  200 level course with WGS subject code 4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
General-education course in science 4
Lower Division Elective Course 4
Credits 16
Total First Year Credits 46
Second Year
Fall Milestones Credits
  300 level course with WGS subject code recommended: meet with WGSS advisor at least once a year 4
First term of first-year second-language sequence 5
General-education course in arts and letters 4
Lower Division Elective Course such as PE 1
Credits 14
Winter
  300 level course with WGS subject code 4
Second term of first-year second-language sequence 5
General-education course in science 4
Lower Division Elective Course such as PE 1
Credits 14
Spring
300 level course with WGS subject code recommended: apply for WGSS scholarships 4
Third term of first-year second-language sequence 5
General-education course in social science 4
General-education course in science 4
Credits 17
Total 2nd Year Credits 45
Third Year
Fall Milestones Credits
300 or 400 level course with WGS subject code or approved cross-listed recommended: meet with WGSS advisor at least once a year 4
First term of second-year second-language sequence 4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
Elective Course 4
Credits 16
Winter
400 level course with WGS subject code 4
Second term of second-year second-language sequence 4
General-education course in social science 4
Credits 12
Spring
400 level course with WGS subject code plan internship/practicum for WGS 411; recommended: apply for WGSS scholarships 4
Third term of second-year second-language sequence 4
General-education course in science 4
Elective Course 4
Credits 16
Total Credits 44
Fourth Year
Fall Milestones Credits
WGS 411 Feminist Praxis required course for major 4
Three Elective Courses 12
Credits 16
Winter
400 level course with WGS subject code or approved cross-listed course recommended: meet with WGSS advisor at least once a year 4
Three Elective Courses 12
Credits 16
Spring
400 level course with WGS subject code or approved cross-listed course apply for graduation by week 2 4
Three Elective Courses 12
Credits 16
Total Credits 48
4 Year Total 183

 

WGS Bachelor of Science

First Year
Fall Milestones Credits
WGS 101 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies required course for major 4
WR 121 College Composition I 4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
Lower Elective Course such as PEMA 116 (Women’s Self-Defense) 2
Credits 14
Winter
  200 level course with WGS subject code recommended: meet with WGSS advisor at least once a year 4
WR 122 College Composition II 4
General-education course in social science 4
Lower Division Elective Course 4
Credits 16
Spring
  200 level course with WGS subject code 4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
General-education course in science 4
Lower Division Elective Course 4
Credits 16
Total First Year Credits 46
Second Year
Fall Milestones Credits
  300 level course with WGS subject code recommended: meet with WGSS advisor at least once a year 4
Mathematics or Computer and information science course 4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
Lower Division Elective Course such as PE 1
Credits 13
Winter
  300 level course with WGS subject code 4
Mathematics or Computer and information science course 4
General-education course in science 4
Lower Division Elective Course such as PE 1
Credits 13
Spring
300 level course with WGS subject code recommended: apply for WGSS scholarships 4
Mathematics or Computer and information science course 4
General-education course in social science 4
General-education course in science 4
Credits 16
Total 2nd Year Credits 42
Third Year
Fall Milestones Credits
300 or 400 level course with WGS subject code or approved cross-listed recommended: meet with WGSS advisor at least once a year 4
Mathematics or Computer and information science course 4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
Elective Course 4
Credits 16
Winter
400 level course with WGS subject code 4
Elective Course 4
General-education course in social science 4
Credits 12
Spring
400 level course with WGS subject code plan internship/practicum for WGS 411; recommended: apply for WGSS scholarships 4
General-education course in science 4
Elective Course 4
Elective Course 4
Credits 16
Total Credits 44
Fourth Year
Fall Milestones Credits
WGS 411 Feminist Praxis required course for major 4
Three Elective Courses 12
Credits 16
Winter
400 level course with WGS subject code or approved cross-listed course recommended: meet with WGSS advisor at least once a year 4
Three Elective Courses 12
Credits 16
Spring
400 level course with WGS subject code or approved cross-listed course apply for graduation by week 2 4
Three Elective Courses 12
Credits 16
Total Credits 48
4 Year Total 180

 

Sample Plan for student following Curriculum prior to Fall 2018 –  WGS Bachelor of Arts

Year Term Courses Comments
First year Fall WGS 101: Introduction to WGS WGS 101 is a prerequisite for most other WGS classes. It is recommended to take it in the Fall of your first year, but you may also take it in the winter or spring.
Winter WGS 315: History and Development of Feminist Theory WGS 101 if not taken in Fall
Spring WGS elective
Second year Fall WGS 303: Women and Gender in American History or HIST 308: Women in US history
Winter WGS 321: Feminist Perspectives: Identity, Race, Culture
Spring WGS elective
Third year Fall WGS 351: Introduction to Global Feminisms
Winter WGS 352: Gender, Literature, and Culture
Spring WGS elective
Fourth year Fall WGS 411: Feminist Praxis WGS 411 is only offered in Fall term. It may be taken in any year, but most students take it in their final year.
Winter WGS elective
Spring WGS elective