Major in Women and Gender Studies 2013-2014

The Women and Gender Studies department reserves the right to change major requirements at any time. Please check with the Women and Gender Studies department or the CU Boulder catalog for the most current listing of requirements. You are subject to the requirements in effect at the time you declare your major as an Arts & Sciences degree seeking student.

Students must complete the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences and the required courses listed below.

Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours with grades of C- or better in Women and Gender Studies courses, a minimum of 24 of those credits must be upper-division (3000 or 4000 level).

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Women and Gender Studies at CU-Boulder and Colorado Community College applicable courses.

CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses

Required Courses

(12 credit-hours)

  • WMST 2000 (3) Introduction to Feminist Studies
  • WST 200 (3) Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • WMST 2600 (3) Gender, Race, and Class in a Global Context
  • WMST 3100 (3) Feminist Theories
  • WMST 4800 (3) Senior Colloquium in Feminist Studies

Lower-Division Electives

(no more than 6 additional credit-hours at the 1000-2000 levels)

Students may choose from any of the lower-division course listed above or below, or courses approved by the advisor.

  • WMST/ENGL 1260 (3) Intro to Women’s Literature
  • LING 2400 (3) Language and Gender
  • WMST/SOCY 1006 (3) Social Construction and Femininities and Masculinities or
  • WMST/SOCY 1016 (3) Sex, Gender and Society
  • LGBT/ENGL 2707 Introduction to Lesbian, Bisexual and Gay Literature
  • WMST 2030 (3) Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies (this course may also be listed as LGBT 2000-3)
  • WMST 2020 (3) Femininities, Masculinities, Alternatives
  • WMST 2050 (3) Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
  • WMST 2200 (3) Women, Literature, and the Arts
  • WMST 2400/HIST 2636 (4) Women of Color and Activism
  • WMST/PSYC 2700 (3) Psychology of Contemporary American Women

Upper-Division Courses

(at least 18 credit-hours; credit hours must total 36)

Students must take at least one course each in the following categories: gender/sexuality; race/ethnicity; global/transnational

For the remaining 9 credit-hours, students mat take additional courses from these three categories and/or the upper-division electives list. Consult the WMST advisor or the department for additional choices.

Gender/Sexuality

  • LGBT 3796 (3) Queer Theory
  • WMST 3300/PSCI 3301 (3) Gender, Sexuality, and U.S. Law
  • SOCY 3046/WMST 3046 (3) Topics in Sex and Gender
  • WMST 4010/SOCY 4000 (3) Gender, Genocide, and Mass Trauma
  • SOCY 4016/WSMT 4016 (3) Sex, Gender, and Society 2
  • WMST 4287/LGBT 4287 (3) Studies in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literature
  • WMST/HIST 4636 (3) Lesbian and Gay History
  • WRTG 3020 (3) Topics in Writing: Gender and Sexuality

Race/Ethnicity

  • ETHN 3026 (3) Women of Color: Chicanas in U.S. History
  • WMST 3210/ETHN 3213 (3) American Indian Women
  • WMST/SOCY 3044 (3) Race, Class, Gender, and Crime
  • WMST 3135/ENTH 3136 (3) Chicana Feminisms and Knowledges
  • WMST/PSCI 3311 (3) Gender and U.S. Politics
  • WMST 3505/ENTH 3502 (3) Historical and Contemporary Issues of African American Women
  • WMST 3600 (3) Latinas: History, Culture, and Social Activism
  • WMST 3900/ETHN 3905 (3) Asian American Women: Historical and Contemporary Issues
  • WMST/JOUR 4331 (3) Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality in Popular Culture
  • WMST 4619 (3) Women in Asian History (same as HIST 4619)

Global/Transnational

  • WMST/SOCY 3012 (3) Women and Development
  • WMST 3220 (3) Women in Islam
  • WMST 3500 (3) Global Gender Issues
  • WMST 3650/PSCI 3052 (3) Women and Politics in Latin America
  • WMST 3670 (3) Immigrant Women in the Global Economy (same as ECON 3670)
  • WMST/GEOG 3672 (3) Gender and Global Economy
  • WMST 3730 (3) Third World Women and the Politics of International Development
  • WMST 4300 (3) Sex, Power, Politics: International Perspectives
  • WMST/GRMN 4301 (3) Gender, Race, and Immigration in Germany and Europe
  • WMST 4500 (3) Gender Politics and Global Activism

Upper-division Electives

  • ARTH 3209 (3) Art, Culture and Gender Diversity
  • ENGL 3217 (3) Topics in Gender Studies
  • FILM 3013 (3) Women and Film
  • HIST 3016 (3) Seminar in the History of Gender and Science
  • ITAL 4730 (3) Italian Feminisms: Culture, Theory, and Narratives of Difference
  • WMST/THTR 4041 (3) Women and Theatre of the 20th Century
  • WMST/THTR 4073 (3) Performing Voices of Women
  • WMST 3020 (3) Methods of Inquiry in Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality
  • WMST 3090 (3) Critical Thinking in Feminist Studies
  • WMST 3110 (3) Feminist Practical Ethics (same as PHIL 3110)
  • WMST/JWST 3200 (3) Religion and Feminist Thought
  • WMST 3267 (3) Women Writers (same as ENGL 3267)
  • WMST 3302 (3) Facilitating Peaceful Community Change (same as INVT 3302)
  • WMST 3314 (3) Violence against Women and Girls (same as SOCY 3314)
  • WMST 3601 (3) German Women Writers (same as GRMN 3601)
  • WMST 3800 (3) Advanced Writing in Feminist Studies
  • WMST 4063 (3) Women in Victorian England (same as HIST 4063)
  • WMST 4086 (3) Family and Society (same as SOCY 4086)
  • WMST 4277 (3) Topics in Women’s Literature (same as ENGL 4277)
  • WMST 4471 (3) Women in 20th Century Russian Culture (same as RUSS 4471)
  • WMST 4616 (3) History of Women in the U.S. to 1890 (same as HIST 4616)
  • WMST 4626 (3) History of Women in the U.S. since 1890 (same as HIST 4626)

Honors

  • WMST 4950 (1-6) Honors Research
  • WMST 4999 (1-3) Senior Honors Thesis

(Students may take up to 6 credits of honors hours in Women’s Studies courses; credits apply to upper-division electives in the major.)

Internship

  • WMST 3930 (1-6) Women’s Studies Internship

(Students may take up to 6 credits of internship hours in Women’s Studies; credits apply to upper-division electives in the major.)

Special Topics

  • WMST 3700 (3) Topics in U.S Gender and Sexuality Studies

Students may take up to 6 credit hours in Women’s Studies topics courses; course topics vary each semester. Ask the WMST advisor or department about how each course applies to the upper-division major categories.

  • WMST 3710 (3) Topics in Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • WMST 4000 (3) Advanced Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Women’s Studies courses that do not count for the major at CU

The following course does not count for the WMST major; however, it may be used to fulfill lower-division general elective credit at CU Boulder.

CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses
  • Lower-division elective
  • WST 225 (3) Perspectives on Women and Change