Feb 07, 2023  
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, BA


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Gender, women, and sexuality studies creates a critical framework for a systematic re-examination of the concept of gender from historical, economic, political, social, and cultural perspectives. The components of the major include interdisciplinary core courses that survey research methods and scholarship, and a selection of elective courses drawn from a variety of disciplines. Classes offered in gender, women, and sexuality studies examine the rich and complex intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and class from a variety of cross-disciplinary perspectives.

The gender, women, and sexuality studies department and courses address one or more of the following issues: (1) the importance of becoming familiar with contemporary feminist theoretical frameworks, methodologies, issues, and topics, and their relation to traditional disciplines; (2) recognizing the importance of focusing on issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality and the connections among them; (3) broadening and enriching analytic skills while drawing on the interdisciplinary perspectives of gender, women, and sexuality studies; (4) understanding the diversity of women’s experiences in the United States and abroad.

Students may pursue only a gender, women, and sexuality studies major, or a double major with another discipline. Students may also take advantage of the dual degree in gender, women, and sexuality studies and social work.

Students should discuss with the program director any course substitution issues, as well as how to count courses in disciplines outside the College of Arts and Sciences.

Curriculum


Electives (18 credits)


Students select six courses from the following alpha-numeric course list. At least three courses must be from humanities, and two courses must be from the social sciences; two of the courses from humanities and all courses from social sciences must be upper-level courses.

Related Fields (9 credits)


Three courses from related disciplines to be determined in consultation with the director of gender, women, and sexuality studies.

Total Credits: 36


*Counts for general education distribution credit.

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.

Pathways Pre-OT and Pre-PT


Pre-Occupational Therapy Pathway


Majors who wish to apply for admission to Widener’s graduate occupational therapy program should take the following courses (note the most recent courses are factored into the prerequisite requirements):

Pre-Physical Therapy Pathway


Students who wish to apply for admission to Widener’s graduate physical therapy program should take the following courses (note the most recent courses are factored into the prerequisite requirements):

Please Note:


The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.

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