B.A. Degree with a Major in Women’s and Gender Studies
Participants in the Women's and Gender Studies major not only learn about gender experience from a variety of disciplines, but also directly apply their knowledge in the framework of an internship or directed study. Women's and Gender Studies students also gain professional experience through Berea College's Labor Program as teaching associates or as workers in the office of Women's and Gender Studies.
Requirements for the Major
A major in Women’s and Gender Studies is achieved by the completion of the following requirements, in addition to the General Education and electives required for the degree:
Required Core Courses
WGS 102 (also HIS), 124, 127, 315, 350
Required Capstone Course
Required Distribution Courses
One of the following: WGS 386/486, 390/490, 395/495, 397/497, 398/498
One (1) additional course from the following: WGS 302 (Intro to Queer Theory), HIS 335 (Masculinities and Empire), WGS 236 (also HLT), and other courses approved by Women's and Gender Studies Program.
Two (2) additional courses, one chosen from a Social Science area, and one from a Humanities area, as follows:
Social Science Area
WGS 102 (also HIS), WGS 202 (also AFR and PSC), 207 (also CFS), 220 (also APS), 225 (also AFR, APS, PSJ, SENS), 236 (also HLT), 310 (also COM), 325 (also SOC), 366 (also CFS), and other courses approved by the Women's and Gender Studies Program.
WGS 135 (also AFR and ENG), 211 (also REL), 212 (also AFR and ENG), 223 (also REL), 237 (also ENG), and other courses approved by the Women's and Gender Studies Program.A total of 10 courses is required.
Exploring the Major
Students interested in this major should take WGS 124 for an introduction.
Admission to the Major
No additional or special curricular requirements must be met for admission to the Women’s and Gender Studies major.
Course Sequencing Considerations
WGS 124, 228, 315, 350, and 450 should be taken in sequence. WGS 450 is to be taken during the senior year.
Notice and Disclaimer
This online publication is the official text of the Berea College Catalog & Student Handbook. Berea College reserves the right to amend, revise, or modify content within this publication at any time.Posted: 8-30-2012
Updated by Wanda Burch