Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Women's and Gender Studies

Academics

Major

Major requirements

Women’s and Gender Studies major worksheet

The major in women’s and gender studies consists of at least nine courses, including Introduction to Women’s Studies, Feminist Theory, and the Senior Seminar. Three or more additional courses must be taken at the 300 level or above. Women’s and Gender Studies majors who have taken a first-year seminar with a member of the Women’s Studies faculty may petition the Women’s and Gender Studies Coordinator to count that FYS towards credit for the major. Women’s and Gender studies majors are urged to pursue internships, service learning opportunities and independent research that will complement their course work in women’s and gender studies studies.

Introduction and theory

WGS 101 Introduction to Women's Studies
WGS 312 Feminist Theory
WGS 401 Senior Seminar

Women in U.S. society

Two of the following:
ARTH 370 Women at Work: Art History and Feminism
ECON 241 Women in United States Economy
ENG 247 Feminist Fiction
ENG 348 Sexual Politics of Film Noir
HIST 232 Women in North America to 1790
HIST 233 United States Women, 1790-1890
HIST 234 United States Women since 1890
PHIL 255 Feminism, Philosophy and the Law
SOC 235 Families in Transition
SOC 260 Gender Inequality
SOC 320 Race, Gender and Poverty

Other courses may qualify with permission of the women’s and gender studies advisor.

Women in international perspective

Two of the following:
ANTH 255 Women in Africa
ANTH 260 Women and Development
ANTH 350 Gender and Social Organization
ARTH 311 Anatomies 1400-1600: Sexual, Forbidden and Monstrous
CLAS 266 Gender, Power and the Gods
ECON 233 Sweatshops in the World Economy
FR 331 Other Voices, Other Stories: Great Works by Women from France and the Francophone World
GER 267 Lulu, Lola and Leni: Women of German Cinema
HISP 370 Studies on Hispanic Women Writers
ITAS 235 Italian Women Writers in Translation
RUSS 284 Women in Russian Culture
SOC 310 Beyond Global Feminism
WGS 228 Transnational Feminisms
WGS 311 Violence against Women
or ANTH 311 Violence against Women
or SOC 311 Violence against Women

Electives

Two of the following not used above:
ANTH 255 Women in Africa
ANTH 260 Women and Development
ANTH 311 Violence against Women
ANTH 350 Gender and Social Organization

ARTH 311 Anatomies 1400-1600: Sexual, Forbidden and Monstrous
ARTH 336 Sex and Death in Early Modern Venice

CLAS 266 Gender, Power and the Gods

ECON 233 Sweatshops in the World Economy
ECON 241 Women in United States Economy

ENG 236 Sex, Work and the Victorians
ENG 240 Gender, Genre and Poetry
ENG 247 Feminist Fiction
ENG 272 Romancing the Novel
ENG 343 Fictions of the Modern
ENG 348 Sexual Politics of Film Noir
ENG 377 Feminist Criticism

FR 331 Other Voices, Other Stories: Great Works by Women from France and the Francophone World

GER 267 Lulu, Lola and Leni: Women of German Cinema

HISP 320 Spanish Women in the Golden Age
HISP 370 Studies on Hispanic Women Writers

HIST 232 Women in North America to 1790
HIST 233 United States Women, 1790-1890
HIST 234 United States Women since 1890
HIST 340 Sex and Work
HIST 341 Sex and Culture in the 19th Century U.S.

ITAS 235 Italian Women Writers in Translation

PHIL 255 Feminism, Philosophy and the Law
PHIL 398 Plato Seminar

POLS 025 Legal Issues in Public Policy: The Law of Sexuality and Gender

PSY 235 Human Sexuality
PSY 290 Psychology of Women

REL 142 Religion and Sexuality

RUSS 284 Women in Russian Culture

SOC 235 Families in Transition
SOC 260 Gender Inequality
SOC 290 Sociology of Sexualities
SOC 310 Beyond Global Feminism
SOC 311 Violence against Women
SOC 320 Race, Gender and Poverty
SOC 392 Feminist Research

WGS 311 Violence against Women
WGS 315 Black Feminist Theory
WGS 398 Experimental Courses
WGS 399 Independent Study
WGS 500 Individual Research

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