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    Metropolitan State University of Denver
  Jan 16, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Gender, Women, and Sexualities Studies Major, B.A.

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Women’s studies values a diverse curriculum, fostering the inclusion of material that highlights the unique elements and intersections of gender, class, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and disability-groups that have historically experienced social oppression. Women’s studies identifies and encourages faculty, administrative, and professional mentoring of women students and facilitates collaborative interdisciplinary research on women, gender and sexuality. The Institute also provides support services for all students, whether or not they elect women’s studies courses. These services include advising, information, and referral; workshops, conferences, and seminars; a newsletter; online resources such as Community Resources and A Scholarship Application Guide for Students; and a small, multimedia library focused on women’s issues.

The B.A. in Gender, Women, and Sexualities Studies requires a minor. A grade of “C-” or better is required in each course before proceeding to subsequent courses.

Major Requirements


GWS 3510 Feminist Theory and Practices I, and GWS 4750 Feminist Theory and Practices II must be taken in sequence. 

Area Requirements

Students must take one course from each of the four areas: Transnational and Cultural Diversity, Social Justice and Activism, Bodies and Sexualities, and Interdisciplinary. Additionally, students must take two courses within their selected focus area. These courses must be planned in consultation with a faculty member in IWSS.

Interdisciplinary Electives

A minimum of 3 additional semester hours is required in Gender, Women and Sexualities courses.

Major Credit Requirements

Core Required Courses


Area Requirements


Focus Area 6

Major Credit Requirements



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