2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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2018-2019 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.


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.

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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 2000 (prerequisite for all upper-level WGS courses)

II. Departmental Requirements: 36 Hours

Required Prerequisites: 9 Hours

* Additional Requirements: 12 Hours

One approved WGS course in Fine Arts
One approved WGS course in Humanities
One approved WGS course in Social Scienes
One approved WGS course in Any Discipline

*Electives must be 3000-level or above

III. Related Requirements:

IV. College Requirements: 18 Hours

Foreign Language

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

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

Methods of Inquiry

V. Electives: 28 Hours

Total: 120 Hours

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