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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s 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 or women students and facilitates collaborative interdisciplinary research on women. 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: on-line resources such as Community Resources and A Scholarship Application Guide for Students; and a small multimedia library focused on women’s issues.

Students must complete each course in the major with a minimum grade of C and a grade point average of at least 2.5 in all courses taken for the major.

Major Requirements:


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

Area Requirements:

At least one course beyond the Core Requirements must be completed from each of the following three areas:


These courses fulfill the multicultural requirement for Metro State Graduation:

  • WMS 1200 - Multicultural Study of Sexualities and Genders
  • WMS 2100 - Women of Color
  • WMS 3170 - Social Justice, Self and Citizenship
  • WMS 4830 - Workforce Diversity


Focus Area:

Women’s Studies Majors also develop a focus area consisting of an integrated cluster of at least 15 credit hours in women’s studies ( five 3 credit courses). 

In consultation with their Women’s Studies advisor, majors write a rationale that discusses:

  1. Educational and personal history that has lead to this degree plan;
  2. Personal career and/or educational goals;
  3. How the cluster of courses for the focus area contribute to achieving those goals.

This rationale is an important advising tool that provides direction and focus to the student’s curriculum. 

Major Credit Requirements:



Core Required Courses


Area Requirements


Focus Area Electives


Major Credit Requirements



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