Women and Gender Studies

Recommended Courses in the Freshman Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • WMS 101 Intro to Women & Gender Studies
  • WMS 271 Gender, Race and Class or Elective


Recommended Courses in the Sophomore Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • WMS 330 Global Perspectives on Women and Gender
  • WMS 409 Feminist Theory (Spring only)
  • WMS History Course


Recommended Courses in the Junior Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • WMS 360 Sex and Culture or
    WMS 419 Human Sexuality or
    WMS 369 Sociology of Sex or
    WMS 365 LGBT Culture
  • 2 Electives


Recommended Courses in the Senior Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • WMS 420 Practicum in WMS
  • WMS 411 Feminine Research Methods (Fall only)
  • WMS 421 Senior Seminar in WMS (Spring only)

Prerequisite Courses

  • WMS 101 is prerequisite for 300 and 400 level courses.

Further Recommendations

Three additional electives (9 credits) are required from approved, cross-listed WMS courses for a total of 36 credits in the major. Courses must be chosen with advisement. Students are advised to take WMS 101 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies first, as it provides the foundation for content courses in the major. WMS 411 Feminist Research Methods should be taken after WMS 101, 271, and 409 are completed.