Women’s and Gender Studies Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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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 Eastern Washington  University.
Required
Introductory Courses–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 Courses –choose one of the following4-5
FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORY
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS
Core Courses
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
DIRECTED STUDY
Electives/Breadth Courses–select 23-25 credits from the WMST course distribution list to meet the minimum of 45 credits for the major.23-25
Note: must include cross-listings with at least three different departments/disciplines.
Total Credits45-47

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.