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Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies > Major

Major in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) - 37 credits


Current WOM and cross-listed courses can be found at www.newpaltz.edu/ugc/las/women_stud/coursedescriptions.php. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific WOM or cross-listed Selected Topics (x93) courses offered each semester. Selected Topics courses may, with adviser approval, be used to fulfill WGSS major requirements.


 

I.    CORE............................................13 credits

All Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) majors must take the following courses:
WOM220 Women: Images & Realities (4)
WOM420 Practicum in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (3)
WOM421 Feminist Theory (3)
WOM490 Seminar in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (3)


II.   CLUSTERS
....................................12 credits (including no more than three lower-division credits)
Select one course from each of the following four clusters. Note: ** indicates a course that satisfies the History Requirement. (See Section IV. below.)

Historical and Political Contexts
WOM311 Women and Work (3)
WOM314 Violence Against Women (3)
WOM316 History of Women in the United States to 1880 (3)**
WOM317 History of Women in the United States from 1880 (3)**
WOM323 History of U.S. Feminist Activism (3)**

Culture and Representation
WOM222 The Queer Experience (3)
WOM313 Women & Drugs (3)
WOM319 Feminist Art & Culture (3)
WOM325 Women & Popular Culture (3)
WOM335 Performing Feminism (3)
THE327 Race, Gender & Performance (3)
THE421 Gay & Lesbian Identity in Contemporary Theatre (3)

Race, Culture, Nation
BLK221 The Black Woman (3)
WOM340 Transnational Feminism (3)
WOM430 Women in the Caribbean (3)
HIS480 Women in China (3)**

Gender, Sexuality, and Queer Studies
WOM315 Women with Women (3)
WOM318 Women, Love & Sex (3)
WOM322 Masculinities (3)
WOM330 Intro. to Queer Studies (3)
SOC360 Sociology of Gender (3)
SOC410 Sociology of Sex & Sexualities


III.  INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAM
...........12 credits (including no more than three lower-division credits)
Choose four (4) electives around a theme or, for double majors, that relate to the other major. All Individualized Programs must be designed in consultation with, and approved by, the student's major adviser.


IV.    HISTORY REQUIREMENT
To satisfy the History Requirement, majors must take one of the history-designated courses listed below as part of their Cluster requirement or Individualized Program or as an additional elective in excess of the 37 required major credits.

WOM316 History of Women in U.S. to 1880
WOM317 History of Women in U.S. from 1880
WOM323 History of U.S. Feminist Activism
HIS330 Roman Women
HIS480 Women in China
HIS305 Women in Early Modern Europe
HIS313 Women in Medieval Europe