Women’s and Gender Studies Major with the Prior Learning Option, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Same as Women’s and Gender Studies major above with an added 4 credits for ITDS 300.

The Prior Learning Program provides the adult learner who has acquired specialized professional or paraprofessional experience, the opportunity to have their experiential learning evaluated for a block of elective credit. The credit awarded cannot exceed 45 credits and can only be utilized in the prior learning option. The block of elective credit will count toward the 180 credits needed for the baccalaureate degree, but not toward general education requirements or the major. Documenting prior learning requires ITDS 300 to guide the student in preparation of a portfolio that articulates and validates learning. The portfolio completed in the course can be submitted for evaluation by an Eastern faculty who determines the credit award.

The Prior Learning Option can be taken in conjunction with the 45-credit major.

Distribution List  of WMST courses.

Notes:

  • two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required for this major;
  • this major requires the completion of a minor or certificate approved by a Women’s and Gender Studies advisor or a second major;
  • students must complete at least 25 credits of this major at EWU.
Required Courses
ITDS 300PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT4
Introductory–choose one of the following4-5
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES
ISSUES IN WOMEN'S STUDIES
ISSUES IN WOMEN'S STUDIES
Foundation–choose one of the following4-5
FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORY
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS
Core
WMST 410FEMINIST THEORY4
or HUMN 410 FEMINIST THEORY
WMST 490SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR4
Experiential Learning Requirement–choose one of the following4
INTERNSHIP
INTERNSHIP
and DIRECTED STUDY (related paper)
DIRECTED STUDY (research project)
Electives/Breadth Courses–choose from the WMST course distribution list to meet the minimum of 49 credits for the major. The courses must include cross-listings with at least three different departments/disciplines.23-25
Total Credits49-51

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate knowledge of historical perspectives on feminist thought and feminism as a movement;
  • analyze connections among societal structures such as gender, race, class, age and sexuality that contribute to women’s oppressions;
  • demonstrate knowledge of global perspectives on gender and/or women’s issues;
  • demonstrate knowledge of women’s individual and collective cultural contributions;
  • analyze the role of language in producing and perpetuating cultural attitudes;
  • demonstrate familiarity with the multiplicity of views within feminist scholarship.