Bachelor of Arts Women's Studies Major

Access the assessment plan for this program at: http://www.cis.unr.edu/ecatalog/assess/2010/WomensStudies_Bachelors_Plan.pdf

  1. UNIVERSITY CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS (36-43 credit)
      1. NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the "Core English and Math Completion Policy".
    1. English (3-8 credits)
      1. Refer to the "English" section of the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog.
      2. NOTE: Students who place in ENG 102 are not required to complete ENG 101.
    2. Mathematics (3-6 credits)
      1. Refer to the "Mathematics" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog (3-6 credits)
    3. Natural Sciences (6-8 credits)
      1. Refer to the "Natural Sciences" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog. (6 credits)
    4. Social Sciences (3 credits)
      1. Refer to the "Social Sciences" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog. (3 credits)
    5. Fine Arts (3 credits)
      1. Refer to the "Fine Arts" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog. (3 credits)
    6. Core Humanities (9 credits)
      1. CH 201--Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 credits)
      2. CH 202--The Modern World (3 credits)
      3. CH 203--American Experience and Constitutional Change (3 credits)
    7. Capstone Courses (6 credits)
      1. Refer to the "Capstone" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog. (6 credits)
    8. Diversity (3 credits)
      1. Refer to the "Diversity" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog. (3 credits)
  2. ADDITIONAL COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS (6-20* credits)
      1. *Credits may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language.
    1. Foreign Language (0-14 credits)
      1. Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of five options: complete a fourth semester college course in a foreign language; complete and transfer to UNR a fourth semester course in American Sign Language; demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means through the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; show transcript evidence of successful completion of a fourth year high school course in foreign language; or participate in a studies abroad program pre-approved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.
    2. College Breadth Requirement (6 credits)
      1. Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, two courses that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.
  3. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)
      1. Students may choose either a thesis or non-thesis option for the major. A grade of B- or higher in Women's Studies 101 is a prerequisite for continuing in the major.
    1. WOMEN`S STUDIES CORE COURSES (12 credits)
      1. WMST 101--Introduction to Women's Studies (3 credits)
      2. WMST 250--Introduction to Feminist Theory (3 credits)
      3. WMST 255--The American Women's Movement (3 credits)
      4. WMST 450--Feminist Theory and Methods (3 credits)
        1. Thesis Option (33 credits)
      5. WMST Core Courses (12 credits)
      6. WMST 451--Senior Research Thesis I (3 credits)
      7. WMST 452--Senior Research Thesis II (3 credits)
      8. Electives (300-level or above, at least 9 credits of which must be from Group A) (15 credits)
        1. Non-Thesis Option (33 credits)
      9. WMST Core Courses (12 credits)
      10. Electives (300-level or above, at least 15 credits of which must be from Group A) (21 credits)
    2. Women's Studies and Crosslisted Electives (Group A)
      1. WMST 280 / PHIL 280--Philosophy of the Body
      2. WMST 297R--Special Topics
      3. WMST 300--Genders, Cultures and Identities
      4. WMST 305 / HIST 305--Women and Science
      5. WMST 345 / ENG 345--Literature of Ethnic Minorities in the US
      6. WMST 353 / PSC 353--Identity Politics in the United States
      7. WMST 354 / PSC 354--Politics and Women
      8. WMST 378 / BASQ 378 / SOC 378 / PSC 378--Basque Transnationalism in the US
      9. WMST 406 / FREN 406--Francophone Literature and Film in Translation
      10. WMST 409 / SOC 409--Gendered Violence
      11. WMST 410 / ANTH 410--Topics in Gender and Culture
      12. WMST 416B / ENG 416B--Language and Gender
      13. WMST 419--Men and Masculinities
      14. WMST 420--Gender and Social Sciences
      15. WMST 421 / MUS 421--Gender and Ethnicity in American Music
      16. WMST 427A / ENG 427A--Women and Literature
      17. WMST 430--Gender Literature and the Arts
      18. WMST 442 / HIST 442--Women in Latin America
      19. WMST 453 / SOC 453--Gender and Society
      20. WMST 461 / SOC 461 / PSC 401N--White Identity, Race and Racism
      21. WMST 462 / BASQ 461--Basque Gender Studies
      22. WMST 467 / PSY 467--The Psychology of Gender
      23. WMST 470R / ANTH 470 R--Gender and Migration
      24. WMST 479 / ART 478--Beauty and the Body
      25. WMST 486 / SOC 483--Family Violence
      26. WMST 489 / ENG 490A--Gender and Sexual Identity in Literature
      27. WMST 490R--Special Topics
      28. WMST 498--Internship in Women's Studies
      29. WMST 499--Independent Study
    3. Outside Electives (Group B)*
      1. ANTH 485--Language and Culture*
      2. COM 302--Issues in Interpersonal Communication
      3. COM 407--Communication Between the Sexes
      4. CRJ 475--Women and the Criminal Justice System
      5. CRJ 479--Feminist Jurisprudence: Violence Against Women
      6. ENG 304--American Literature and Culture*
      7. ENG 492C--Language and Culture*
      8. ENG 480B--Topics in Comparative Literature
      9. ENG 491A--Major Texts in the Environmental Movement
      10. ENG 497B--Ethnicity, Gender and American Identity*
      11. ENG 494A--Native American Literature
      12. FLL 450--Hispanic Women's Literature in Translation
      13. GEOG 464--Race, Gender and Environment
      14. HDFS 430--Advanced Studies in Human Sexuality*
      15. HDFS 436--Family Interaction
      16. HDFS 457--Work and the Family System*
      17. HIST 293--African American Experience in America*
      18. SOC 379--Ethnic and Race Relations
      19. SOC 480--The Family
      20. SOC 490--Class, Race and Gender
      21. SOC 495--Work and Occupation
      22. *with approval of Women's Studies advisor, when the course is being taught so that gender or women constitutes a major focus.
  4. MINOR REQUIREMENTS (18-21 credit)
  5. ELECTIVES (11-35 credits)
  6. TOTAL CREDITS (128 credits)
  7. RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE
    1. First Year--Fall Semester
      1. ENG* (3 credits)
      2. MATH* (3-5 credits)
      3. Foreign Language 111 (4 credits)
      4. WMST 101--Introduction to Women's Studies (3 credits)
      5. Elective (3 credits)
      6. TOTAL (16-18 credits)
      7. *Note: English and Math course placement is based on test scores. Please consult the Core Curriculum section of the general course catalog.
    2. First Year--Spring Semester
      1. ENG 102--Composition II* (3 credits)
      2. Core Natural Science (3 credits)
      3. Foreign Language 112 (4 credits)
      4. Core Fine Arts (3 credits)
      5. WMST 250--Introduction to Feminist Theory (3 credits) OR
      6. WMST 255--The American Women's Movement
      7. TOTAL (16 credits)
    3. Second Year--Fall Semester
      1. CH 201--Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 credits)
      2. Core Natural Science A (3-5 credits)
      3. Foreign Language 211 (3 credits)
      4. College Breadth Requirement (100-200 level) (3 credits)
      5. WMST 255--The American Women's Movement OR
      6. WMST 250--Introduction to Feminist Theory (3 credits)
      7. TOTAL (15-17 credits)
    4. Second Year--Spring Semester
      1. CH 202--The Modern World (3 credits)
      2. Foreign Language 212 (3 credits)
      3. Minor (100-200 level) (3 credits)
      4. Core Diversity (100-200 level) (3 credits)
      5. Elective (100-200 level) (3 credits)
      6. TOTAL (15 credits)
    5. Third Year--Fall Semester
      1. CH 203--American Experience and Constitutional Change (3 credits)
      2. WMST Electives (9 credits)  
      3. College Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
      4. Minor (3 credits)
      5. TOTAL (15 credits)
    6. Third Year--Spring Semester
      1. WMST Elective (3 credits)
      2. WMST 450--Feminist Theory and Methods (3 credits)
      3. Minor (300-400 level) (3 credits)
      4. Minor (3 credits)
      5. Elective (3 credits)
      6. Elective (3 credits)
      7. TOTAL (18 credits)
    7. Fourth Year--Fall Semester
      1. WMST 451--Senior Research Thesis I* (3 credits)
      2. WMST Elective (3 credits)
      3. Capstone Course (3 credits)
      4. Minor (300-400 level) (3 credits)
      5. Elective (3 credits)
      6. TOTAL (15 credits)
    8. Fourth Year--Spring Semester
      1. WMST 452--Senior Research Thesis II* (3 credits)
      2. WMST 498--WMST Internship (3 credits)
      3. Capstone Course (3 credits)
      4. Elective (3 credits)
      5. Minor (300-400 level) (3 credits)
      6. TOTAL (15 credits)

*These courses are required for students pursuing the thesis option.

 

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