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2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Women’s and Gender Studies, B.A.



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(See below for sample four-year programs.) 

  Degree Requirements Units  
  General education (48, 7-10 units in major) 38-41  
  Major core requirements 27  
  Major Pathway 12  
  Major Electives 4  
  Electives 29  
  Total units needed for graduation 120  

Pathways


WGS students will choose to specialize in one of the following two pathways: 1) Community/Clinical or, 2) Cultural/Critical

1) Community/Clinical: Students interested in community organizing, social work, health care, education, and/or counseling will consider this pathway. Courses emphasize community and identity development, social transformation and justice movements, institutions and organizations, bodies and health, and service learning.

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2) Cultural/Critical: Students interested in the arts and art activism, cultural work and activism, education, and/or advanced degrees in humanities, critical social sciences, or law will consider this pathway. Courses emphasize critical theories, pedagogies, ideologies and structures, and cultural production, representation, and activism.

The listed courses are eligible toward each pathway. Students are encouraged to consult with their faculty advisor and the department chair to request approval for unlisted courses to count towards their pathway. Many courses without WGS course designation have home department prerequisites and restrictions. WGS majors seeking to register in such courses must meet these requirements. If WGS majors wish to fulfill their pathway largely with another department’s courses, they are encouraged to double major or minor.

Elective(s)


Additional WGS courses or recognized courses in other departments.

Units


Total Core Units: 27

Total pathway units: 12

Total Elective(s) Units: 4

Total units necessary for major: 43

Sample Four-Year Plan


Women’s and Gender Studies, B.A., Community/Clinical Pathway


Plan to complete the major (43 units) and graduate (120 units) in eight semesters starting in the first year. This major is organized to facilitate a double major or minor in some other disciplines. Hence up to 16 units of the major can potentially be counted toward the double major (e.g., all the career/affinity pathway and possibly the elective requirement can be counted for both majors).

Freshman Year: 30-32 Units


Fall Semester (15-16 Units)

Spring Semester (15-16 Units)

Sophomore Year: 31-32 Units


Fall Semester (16 Units)

Spring Semester (15-16 Units)

Junior Year: 31 Units


Fall Semester (15 Units)

Spring Semester (16 Units)

Senior Year: 26-28 Units


Fall Semester (13-14 Units)

Spring Semester (13 -14Units)

Total Units: 120


Sample Four-Year Plan


Women’s and Gender Studies, B.A., (Transfer Students and Upperclassman Entry to Program)


Plan for transfer students and those who declare a major in women’s and gender studies at the start of their junior year. (This plan assumes the student has completed 62 units toward graduation and all lower-division GE.) This plan is organized to facilitate a minor in another discipline.

Junior Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (14 Units)

  • WGS 350
  • WGS Elective
  • Gender Course in Concentration
  • Course in Concentration
Spring Semester (16 Units)

Senior Year: 30-32 Units


Fall Semester (16 Units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

Total Units: 120


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