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Undergraduate Major

Women’s Studies majors take interdisciplinary courses focusing on women and gender. Students will concentrate on one of 4 strands: Sexualities, Race, Globalization, and Social Change. Women's Studies majors must complete Area F requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences and 30 hours of 3000-level and above courses in Women’s Studies. Women's Studies majors graduate with the B.A. degree from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Area F

Students must complete 18 hours in Area F in the Arts and Sciences Core, including WSt 2010, Introduction to Women’s Studies, a foreign language course at the 1002 level, and enough courses at the 1000 or 2000 level to complete 18 hours. Courses such as AAS 2010, Anth 2020, PolS 2401, Psyc 2040, Soci 1101, Soci 1160, or Spch 2050 are recommended. See your WSI advisor for other suggested courses to complete your Area F requirement.

Major Courses

Women’s Studies majors must complete 30 hours of upper-level (3000-4000) courses. Required are WSt 3010, Feminist Theories and either WSt 4920, Senior Research or WSt 4950, Internship.

Strands

Women's Studies undergraduate courses fall into four strands: Sexualities, Race, Globalization, and Social Change. Each Women's Studies major focuses her studies on a particular strand and is required to to take at least three courses from that strand. The remaining required courses may be taken from other strands or from general Women's Studies course offerings.

  • Strand I - Sexualities:
    WSt 3030, Introduction to L/G/B/T Studies
    WSt 3150, Sexuality and Society
    WSt 3356, Sexual Identity
    WSt 4050, Global Perspectives on Violence Against Women
    WSt 4060, Sexual and Intimate Violence
    Wst 4310, Girls
    WSt 4620, Psychology of Women
    WSt 4780, African-American Lesbian and Gay Activism
    WSt 4810, Feminism and Foucault
    WSt 4820, Feminism and Queer Theory
    WSt 4842 Sexuality and Nationalisms
    WSt 4790, Womanism
    WSt 4844, Youth and Sexualities
  • Strand II - Race:
    WSt 3960, African-American Literature by Women
    WSt 4040, Gender/ Race/ Class in Complex Societies
    WSt 4110, African-American Female Activism
    WSt 4590, Cultural Studies of Gender
    WSt 4750, Black Feminist Thought
    WSt 4760, Activism: History and Theory
    WSt 4780, African-American Lesbian and Gay Activism
    WSt 4790, Womanism
    WSt 4840, Arab and Islamic Feminisms
  • Strand III - Globalization:
    WSt 3030, Introduction to L/G/B/T Studies
    WSt 3990, Women's Literature II
    WSt 4040, Gender/ Race/ Class in Complex Societies
    WSt 4050, Global Perspectives on Violence Against Women
    WSt 4110, African-American Female Activism
    WSt 4210, Women in Cross-cultural Perspective
    WSt 4370, Women and Religion
    WSt 4772, Women in Africa
    WSt 4830, Class Matters
    WSt 4840, Arab and Islamic Feminisms
    WSt 4842, Sexuality and Nationalisms
    WSt 4845, Globalization and Gender
  • Strand IV - Social Change:

    WSt 4070, Family Violence and Criminal Justice
    WSt 4110, African-American Female Activism
    WSt 4510, Feminist Political Theory
    WSt 4650, Women in Europe Since 1500
    WSt 4750, Black Feminist Thought
    WSt 4760, Activism: History and Theory
    WSt 4780, African-American Lesbian and Gay Activism
    WSt 4790, Womanism
    WSt 4830, Class Matters
    WSt 4844, Youth and Sexualities
    WSt 4845, Globalization and Gender  

For currently offered Women's Studies undergraduate courses, visit GoSOLAR. For a complete list of Women’s Studies undergraduate courses, see the Georgia State University Undergraduate Catalog.

Please note that in case of conflict, the Georgia State University Undergraduate Catalog supersedes the WGSS website.