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2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, BA


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Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is organized around the following areas of concentration: feminist activism, theory, and methods of inquiry; women and other marginalized peoples as subjects of study within multicultural and global contexts; and multiple fields of difference, experience, and identity related to gender and sexuality.

Admission Requirements

For admission into the undergraduate program, students must have a 2.0 GPA with a letter grade of “C” in WGS 2000: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (Wright State Core Area 5). To graduate with a degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, students must complete, along with university and college requirements, a total of 120 credit hours, 40 hours of which must be at the 3000-level or above, and maintain a grade of “C” or higher in all required and elective WGS courses taken for the major.

Program Learning Objectives

Students in the program will learn to:

Demonstrate creative problem-solving skills;

Analyze through interdisciplinary perspectives the intersections of social inequality, such as: gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, cultural identity, nationality, class, age, and ability;

Identify examples of institutional, social, political, and personal patterns of privilege and discrimination in everyday, lived experiences;

Reflect on changes in how they evaluate the social and intellectual contributions of minoritized groups;

Engage in analysis or work that is orientated toward social justice change.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates from the program can:

Demonstrate creative problem-solving skills;

Analyze through interdisciplinary perspectives the intersections of social inequality, such as: gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, cultural identity, nationality, class, age, and ability;

Identify examples of institutional, social, political, and personal patterns of privilege and discrimination in everyday, lived experiences;

Reflect on changes in how they evaluate the social and intellectual contributions of minoritized groups;

Engage in analysis or work that is orientated toward social justice change.

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Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3: Global and Cultural Studies: 6 Hours


Element 4: Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Two Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


* Required: WGS 1000 and WGS 2000


II. Program Requirements: 33 Hours


Core Requirements: 6 Hours


Major Electives: 15 hours


Five WGS or WGS-approved courses 3000 level or above. Suggested, but not required, to be from at least two different disciplines.

IV. College Requirements: 18-22 Hours


Foreign Language


Through 2020 level (1010, 1020, 2010, 2020) of one language: 12-16 Hours

Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, American Sign Language or other.

Methods of Inquiry


V. Electives: 27-31 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


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