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2015-2016 Course Catalog

Required for the major in gender studies

  1. Two core courses (interdisciplinary in nature):
    • GEST 100: Introduction to Gender Studies
    • GEST 200: Introduction to Feminist Theory and Practice
  2. Two additional cross-listed six-unit courses, cross-listed and offered within various disciplines that focus primarily on gender. These courses must be distributed as follows:
    • One must be either GEST 110 or GEST 350.
    • One must be either GEST 180 or GEST 270.
  3. At least six additional six-unit courses in either Gender Studies or cross-listed, and some may be gender-component courses, as described below. The six courses must be distributed as follows:
    1. At least two courses must be at the level of 200 or above.
    2. At least one course must be at the level of 400 or above.
    3. Up to 6 units of independent study in Gender Studies may be substituted for one course.
    4. One of the six courses must be a Senior Experience of at least six units.

    Courses cross-listed in Gender Studies will count toward completion of the major whether students register for them using the program's designation (GEST) or an individual department's designation.

Required for the minor in gender studies

  1. Two core courses:
    • GEST 100: Introduction to Gender Studies
    • GEST 200: Introduction to Feminist Theory and Practice
  2. Four additional six-unit courses that focus primarily on gender. The four courses must be distributed as follows:
    1. Three must be cross-listed in Gender Studies; the one remaining course may be a gender-component course. If these are gender-component course, students must complete a form (to be signed by the instructor and their Gender Studies advisor) that outlines which course requirements will be fulfilled with work applicable to Gender Studies. This form must be completed and submitted to the Gender Studies advisor by the end of the second week of the term. Forms may be downloaded from the Gender Studies Web page.
    2. At least two courses must be at the level of 200 or above.
    3. Completion of an independent study in Gender Studies can be substituted for one course.

Courses cross-listed in Gender Studies will count toward completion of the minor whether students register for them using the program's designation (GEST) or an individual department's designation.

Senior Experience in Gender Studies

Senior Experience in Gender Studies
Students majoring in Gender Studies will enroll in a Senior Experience that is approved by the Gender Studies Advisory Board and mentored by a Gender Studies faculty member.
The Senior Experience will be at least one term, but may be more depending on the route the student pursues. The experience may be an independent study, an internship/practicum accompanied by an independent study, or an approved project in an advanced course. The Senior Experience will culminate in a senior thesis about the project, and an oral presentation of the student's work. A variety of artistic or research projects, interdisciplinary projects, and projects based on social service or activist initiatives may be appropriate Senior Experiences, but must be approved in consultation with the student's advisor and the Advisory Board.
Students interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary capstone that integrates their interests in Gender Studies with another major or student teaching, are strongly encouraged to consult with their advisors and relevant department chairs to plan and negotiate their overall Senior Experience as early as possible.

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