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Women's and Gender Studies Major Requirements

Women's and Gender Studies Major Requirements

All majors must consult a Women's and Gender Studies advisor. Because courses have changed in recent years, please check the current bulletin and the advisor before registering.

A major may pursue either:

Option A:
36 hours from course listings and required courses


Option B:
30 hours from course listings and required courses, and at least 18 hours in a related minor to be determined by the Women's Studies advisor.

Courses from the major must represent a minimum of five different disciplinary fields. All majors must fulfill the following requirements:

Women's Studies Senior Seminar (3 cr)

-WMNS 400. Senior Seminar

Introduction to Humanities/Literature and Social Sciences (3 hrs from):

-ENGL 215E. Intro. to Women's Literature
-ENGL 215J. 20th Century Women Writers
-SOCI 200. Women in Contemporary Society
-WMNS 101. Introduction to Women's Studies

Diversity in Humanities/Literature (3 hrs from):

-ENGL/WMNS 212. Intro. to Lesbian and Gay Literature
-ENGL/ETHN/WMNS 244B. Black Women Authors
-ENGL 414B. 20th Century Women Writers
-HIST/ETHN/WMNS 456. Black and/or African American Women's History

Theory in Social Sciences (6 hrs from):

-ANTH/WMNS 410. Women & Men: An Anthropological Perspective
-ECON/HIST/WMNS 357. Women & Work in the US Economy
-PSYC/WMNS 421. Psychology of Gender
-SOCI 490. Sociology of Women

Theory in Humanities/Literature (3 hrs from):

-ENGL/WMNS 239A. Women Filmmakers
-ENGL/WMNS 315A. Survey of Women's Literature
-ENGL/WMNS 315 B. Women and Popular Culture
-ENGL/WMNS 414D. Feminist Theory and Criticism
-ENGL/WMNS 475A. Rhetoric of Women Writers
-HIST/WMNS 536. Saints, Witches, and Madwomen -HIST/WMNS 441. Women and Gender in the USA
-HIST/WMNS 448. History of Women and Gender in the American West
-PHIL/WMNS 218. Philosophy of Feminism

Program Assessment:

-Majors will submit a copy of their senior seminar research paper, and will be asked to complete an exit survey to assist the department in evaluating program effectiveness.

Nota bene: Requirements vary. Students must refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin from the year they entered UNL for Women's Studies Program requirements.

Courses for the WGS Major

Some courses are not offered every year. Check the current schedule of classes for availability.
* Student must complete a waiver form with the Women's and Gender Studies Director to receive credit.

ANTH/WMNS 408 Cross-Cultural Mentoring 1
ANTH/WMNS 409 Cross-Cultural Mentoring 2
ANTH/WMNS 410 Women & Men: An Anthropological Perspective
ARCH 481 Women in Design
CLAS/WMNS 440 Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World
COMM 380 Gender & Communication
CRIM 339 Women, Crime & Justice
ECON/WMNS 445 Gender, Economics and Social Provisioning
ENGL/WMNS 212 Intro to Lesbian and Gay Literature
ENGL/WMNS 215 Intro to Women's Literature
ENGL/WMNS 239B Women Filmmakers
ENGL/ETHN/ WMNS 244B Black Women Authors
ENGL/WMNS 245N Native American Women
ENGL/WMNS 253A Women and Poetry
ENGL/WMNS 315A Survey of Women's Literature
ENGL/WMNS 315B Women in Popular Culture
ENGL 414 Women's Literature
ENGL/WMNS 414B Modern and Contemporary Women Writers
ENGL/WMNS 475A The Rhetoric of Women Writers
HIST/WMNS 204 Women & Gender in United States History
HIST/WMNS 225 Women in History
HIST/ETHN/WMNS 242 Native American Women
HIST/WMNS 329 Women in European History
HIST/ETHN/WMNS 356 Black and/or African American Women's
HIST/ETHN/WMNS 358 Native American Women
HIST/WMNS 363 History of Women and Gender in the American West
HIST/ECON/WMNS 375 Women and Work in the US Economy
HIST/WMNS 402 Sexuality in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century America
HIST/WMNS 436 Saints, Witches, and Madwomen
HIST/WMNS 441 Women & Gender in the US
HIST/ETHN/WMNS 459 Women/Gender in African Societies
HIST/WMNS 476A Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
JUDS/RELS/WMNS 340 Women in the Biblical World
PHIL/WMNS 218 Philosophy of Feminism
POLS/WMNS 338 Women and Politics
PSYC/WMNS 421 Psychology of Gender
SOCI 200 Women in Contemporary Society
SOCI 490 Sociology of Women
TXCD 325 Woven & Nonwoven Textile Design
TXCD 407 History of Costume
TXCD 410/WMNS 410A Socio-psychological Aspects of Clothing
WMNS 101 Intro to Women's Studies
WMNS 201 Intro to LGBT/Sexuality Studies
WMNS 210 Activism & Feminist Communities
WMNS 211. Applying Justice to LGBTQA Programs and Services
WMNS/AGRI/NRES 385 Women, Gender, and Science
WMNS 399 Independent Study
WMNS 399H Honors Thesis (up to 6 credits)
WMNS 400 Senior Seminar
WMNS 485 Feminist Theories, Feminists' Perspectives
WMNS 497 Internship in Women's and Gender Studies (up to 6 credits, Pass/No Pass)
WMNS 498 Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studi