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THE DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES

at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

(919) 962-3908  womensstudies.sites.unc.edu

 Spring 2020

THE MAJOR IN WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES

Students may declare a Women’s and Gender Studies major through the College of Arts & Sciences. To declare your major, please see your Academic Advisor in the Steele Building (966-5116). If additional information is needed, please contact the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at 962-3908 or come by Room 208 Smith Building.  Students are encouraged to consult regularly with members of the Women’s and Gender Studies faculty for advising. Call 962-3908.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR IN WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES

The major requires twenty-four (24) credit hours of Women’s and Gender Studies courses or courses cross-listed* with Women’s and Gender Studies (courses not cross-listed with Women’s and Gender Studies must be approved by the Chair to count toward major requirements).  These credit hours must be distributed as follows:

 

Foundations:  12 credits (all four courses are required)

 

  1. WGST 101 — Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
  2. WGST 202– Introduction to Feminist Thought
  3. WGST 695/691H — Senior Capstone Seminar: Principles of Feminist Inquiry
  4. One course about “Minority/Third World/Non-Western” Women/Gender chosen from the following:
  5. AAAD/WGST 200, 285, 386; AAAD 232/WGST 266; ANTH/WGST 277, 440; ASIA/GEOG/WGST 447; ASIA 537/WGST 537/HIST 537; COMM/WGST 561; ENGL/WGST 665, 666; HIST/WGST 280, 576; JAPN/WGST 381, 384; PLAN/WGST 662/; SPAN/WGST 620; WGST 64, 211, 233, 281, 289, 337, 368, 388, 405,410, 415; WGST 569/ HIST 569/AAAD 569

Courses with temporary numbers [WGST 89 (FYS) and WGST 290 (Special Topics)] can be used to fulfill this requirement when the specific topic is appropriate; students will need the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies to submit a Tar Heel Tracker adjustment.

 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives:  9 credits chosen from the full list of Women’s and Gender Studies core and cross-listed* courses (including any course listed in D., above, that has not been used to fill that requirement). The courses must be distributed among at least two of the following:

  1. Historical Studies:

AAAD/WGST 200, AAAD 232/WGST 266; AAAD/HIST/WGST 569; AMST/JWST/WGST 253; ASIA/HIST/WGST 537; CLAS/WGST 240, 241, 242; HIST 361/WGST 360, HIST/WGST  258, 259, 264, 280, 362, 375, 479, 500, 501, 568, 576; WGST 289, 337,560, 583

  1. Humanities & Fine Arts:

AAAD/WGST 285; ANTH 222/WGST 223; ANTH/LING/WGST 302; ART/WGST 254, 451; ASIA/CMPL/WGST 380; COMM/WGST 224, 524, 561, COMM 656/WGST 345; CMPL 374/WGST 373; ENGL/FOLK/WGST 684; ENGL/WGST 140, 263, 361, 363, 374, 446, 665, 666; GERM/WGST 220, 250; HIST/WGST 264; MUSC/WGST 188, 248; PHIL/WGST 275, 475; RELI 665/WGST 664; RUSS/WGST 486; SPAN/WGST 620; WGST 64, 66, 68, 202, 211, 215, 230, 231, 232, 233, 281, 315, 336, 350, 352, 365, 405, 415, 555

  1. Social Sciences:

AAAD/WGST 200, 386; AAAD 232/WGST 266; AMST/ECON/WGST 385; ANTH/WGST 277, 278, 441, 443, 445, 458, 660, ANTH 442/WGST 440; EXSS/WGST 260; GEOG/WGST 225, GEOG/WGST/ASIA 447; JOMC 442/WGST 442; PLAN 52/WGST 51, PLAN/WGST 662; POLI/WGST 217, 265, 477; PSYC/WGST 573, RECR/WGST 310; RELI/WGST 244, 371, 424, 448, 450; SOCI/WGST 124, 444; WGST 111, 270, 340, 355, 368, 388, 410, 550, 553, 610

 

Theory and Practice of Women’s and Gender Studies:   3 credits selected from the following options:

  1. WGST 393 — Practicum/Internship
  2. WGST 695H and 691 — Honors Thesis (prior approval of a faculty advisor and of the department chair is required)
  3. A fourth 3-CREDIT course from one of the four “perspectives” (use the lists above)**
  4. WGST 396 – Independent Study in Women’s and Gender Studies**

 

Double Majorsno more than 11 credit hours can be counted towards both majors.

*There are a number of courses not cross-listed that could fulfill a requirement.  Majors must bring a syllabus and course description to receive approval from the WGST DUS and/or the WGST Chair to have a non-cross listed course (or any course not listed here) accepted as a major requirement.

**Students who entered UNC in 2012 or later will not be able to use an independent study to fulfill this requirement (unless they have written permission from the Department Chair).  Majors who entered in the Fall of 2012 or later with special permission from the DUS or Chair.