Bachelor of Arts in Women's & Gender Studies

About

Women’s and Gender Studies offers you an interdisciplinary examination of women’s roles, contributions, history and experiences as well as a critical study of gender structures in societies and cultures in the U.S. and the world. It utilizes gender, along with race and class, as a category of analysis, helping you investigate the role that gender plays in our history, literature, art, politics, education, sports, health and family. The integrated BA degree program is comprised of courses from a broad array of disciplines in five different colleges, and provides a strong foundation in the humanities and social sciences.

Our courses offer deeper insight into issues of oppression and create awareness of sexism, racism, and other biases. Our faculty teach you to expand your way of thinking, broaden your perspective, analyze difficult material, build convincing arguments and understand how gender interactions affect the business environment, as well as the cultural, emotional, familial, institutional and political impact.

Curriculum & Requirements

Women’s and Gender Studies Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Notes:

  • students must complete at least 25 credits of this major at Eastern Washington University;
  • this major requires the completion of a minor or certificate approved by a Women’s and Gender Studies advisor or a second major;
  • two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required for this major.
Required
Introductory Courses–choose one of the following4-5
INTRODUCTION TO GENDER, SEXUALITY & WOMEN'S STUDIES
ISSUES IN WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES
Foundation Courses–choose one of the following4-5
FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORY
STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
BUSINESS STATISTICS 1
FEMINIST METHODOLOGIES
Core Courses
WMST/HUMN 410FEMINIST THEORY4
WMST 490SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR4
Experiential Learning Requirement–choose one of the following4
INTERNSHIP
INTERNSHIP
and DIRECTED STUDY
DIRECTED STUDY
Electives/Breadth Courses–select 23-25 credits from the WMST course distribution list to meet the minimum of 45 credits for the major.23-25
Note: must include cross-listings with at least three different departments/disciplines.
Total Credits45-47

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