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Major: Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts major in Women & Gender Studies emphasizes interdisciplinarity and theory. The BA requires 30 semester hours of WGST-prefix and WGST-attribute courses passed with a grade of “C-” or better and a maximum of 12 hours below the 30000 level. A minor in any field is required (unless student has a second major). Reminder: a Bachelor of Arts at TCU has associated foreign language requirements.
1.) Foundational Courses (15 hours)
Three required courses:

  • WGST 20003 Introduction to Women & Gender Studies
  • WGST 40003 Advanced Seminar in Women & Gender Studies
  • WGST 50103 Feminist Inquiry: Theory & Praxis

Two courses from the following:

  • WGST 30193 Queer Theories
  • WGST 30203 Intersectional Activism & Social Justice
  • WGST 30303 Women of Color Feminisms in a US Context
  • WGST 30403 Transnational Gender & Sexuality

2.) Electives (15 hours)

  • Five courses from among WGST-prefix and WGST-attribute courses.

Courses cannot be counted in more than one category of requirements for the major.
No more than two of the elective courses can be in any single discipline (excluding WGST-prefix courses).

A list of WGST-approved elective courses can be found on the Undergraduate Courses page.

Major: Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science major in Women & Gender Studies emphasizes application and activism. The BS requires 30 semester hours of WGST-prefix and WGST-attribute courses passed with a grade of “C-” or better and a maximum of 12 hours below the 30000 level; and 6 credits of associated requirements. A minor in any field is required (unless student has a second major).
1.) Foundational Courses (12 hours) 
Two required courses:

  • WGST 20003 Introduction to Women & Gender Studies
  • WGST 40003 Advanced Seminar in Women & Gender Studies

Two courses from the following:

  • WGST 50103 Feminist Inquiry: Theory & Praxis
  • WGST 30193 Queer Theories
  • WGST 30303 Women of Color Feminisms a US Context
  • WGST 30403 Transnational Gender & Sexuality

2.) Application and Activism (12 hours) 
Two required courses:

  • WGST 30203 Intersectional Activism & Social Justice
  • WGST 49003 Internship
  • Two courses from a pre-approved list of Application and Activism courses from among WGST-attribute courses. This list of approved courses can be found on the  Application and Activism Electives page.

3.) Electives (6 hours) 

  • Two courses from among WGST-prefix and WGST-attribute courses. Courses cannot be counted in more than one category of requirements for the major.

A list of WGST-approved elective courses can be found on the Undergraduate Courses page.

4.) Associated Requirements (6 hours) 
Please note: as associated requirements, these courses may be used to fulfill the requirements of another major or minor.
One of the following classes in math/statistics:

  • MATH 10043 Elementary Statistics
  • MATH 30853 Statistics
  • INSC 20153  Statistical Analysis

One of the following classes in research methods

  • ANTH 30383 Qualitative Research and Ethnography
  • COMM 30283 Communication Inquiry
  • CRES 30003 Interdisciplinary Inquiry
  • ECON 40313 Econometrics
  • GEOG 30323 Data Analysis and Visualization
  • POSC 20093 Scope and Methods of Political Science
  • SOCI 30383 Research Methods in Sociology
  • SOCI 40383 Topics Applied Social Research –Ethnography
  • SOWO 40813 Research Methods in Social Work
  • STCO 35503  Research

Minor

Students seeking the minor complete 18 hours:

  • Two required courses (WGST 20003 and 40003) and
  • a choice of four additional courses that carry the WGST attribute.

In choosing these courses, students take no more than two courses from any single discipline.
Students who minor in women and gender studies must choose whether WGST-approved courses in their major discipline will count toward the major or the minor. No course may count for both.

Emphasis

Students seeking the emphasis in women and gender studies complete 15 hours:

  • Either WGST 20003 or 40003 and
  • a choice of four additional courses that carry the WGST attribute.

Emphasis students may count WGST-approved courses toward both their major and the emphasis, and may also concentrate their WGST electives in a single discipline. Emphasis students in programs requiring a minor must complete a minor in another disciplinary field.