Women's Studies - A.B.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
Introduction to the Discipline (3 hours)
Choose one of the following: 
WMST 1110* or WMST 1110H
OR
WMST 2010* or WMST 2010H  

*If courses above have been used to satisfy Area V of the core curriculum, general electives may be taken here.

Math/Technology Requirements (3 hours)
Choose one of the following:
(Select courses not previously taken in Areas I-V of the core curriculum)
CSCI 1100-1100L or MIST 2190H
CSCI 1210
MATH 1060
MATH 1101
MATH 1113
MATH 2200 or MATH 2300H
STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H

Interdisciplinary Foundations (12 hours)
Choose four of the following:
(Select courses not previously taken in Areas I-V of the core curriculum)
Any 4th semester of a Foreign Language  
AFAM(HIST) 2000 or AFAM 2000H
ANTH 1102 or ANTH 2120H
ARHI 2111
ARTS 2000
CBIO 2200-2200L
COMM 1110 or COMM 2150H or  COMM 3100 
COMM 1800
DANC 2010 
ECOL 1000 
FILM 2120 or FILM 2121H 
GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2010H 
GEOG 1103 or GEOG 2130H
HIST(AFST) 2052 or HIST 2050H
HIST 2111 or HIST 2111H 
HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H
MUSI 2020 or MUSI 2200H
MUSI 2040
MUSI 2060
PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2010H
PHIL 2020 or PHIL 2020H
PHIL 2030 or PHIL 2030H 
POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H
PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1030H
PSYC(AFAM) 2150
RELI 1001 or RELI 2001H
RELI 1002 or RELI 2002H
RELI 1003 or RELI 2003H
RELI 1006
RELI(NAMS) 1100
SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H 
SOCI 2420
SOCI(AFAM) 2820
THEA 2000 or THEA 2100H 
THEA 2010 

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives)

Note: Women's Studies requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements. 
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (15 hours)
WMST 3010 or WMST 3010W 
WMST 3110 
WMST 4010 or WMST 4010W 
WMST 4011 or WMST 4011W 
WMST 4900 or WMST 4900W 
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Major Electives (12 hours)

Choose at least two upper-level (3000-5000 level) courses with a WMST prefix (not including the above required courses) and up to two upper-level courses from the list of approved courses below. If students select three to four upper-level courses with a WMST prefix, they will be expected to select zero to one course for the below list respectively.    

Approved Electives:
AFAM(PSYC) 4500/6500
ARHI 3940
ARHI 4940/6940
CMLT 3140
CMLT 3220
COMM 4370/6370
ENGL 3300 (Also available through UGA's Independent and Distance Learning)
FILM 4600/6600 
GEOG 4680/6680
HDFS 4620/6620 
HIST 3085
HIST 3086
HIST(CLAS) 3321
HIST 3322
HIST 3323
HIST 3324
HIST(AFST) 3530
HIST 4080/6080
HPRB 3150
JRLC 5400
LEGL 4500/6500
LING(CMLT) 4870/6870
MUSI 4250/6250
PHIL 3210
POLS 4750
PSYC(WMST) 4600/6600 
RELI 4105/6105  
RELI 4106/6106
SOCI 3280
SOCI 3290
SOCI(AFAM) 3300
SOCI(WMST)(LACS) 4280
THEA 4280/6280 
THEA 4300/6300 
WMST(LACS) 3500
WMST(AFAM) 4060/6060
WMST(MUSI) 4310/6310
WMST(LACS) 4500/6500  

Students may also choose from the following courses for no more than six hours total credit:  WMST 4950, WMST 4960R, WMST 4970R, WMST 4980R, WMST 4990R, WMST 5000. Study abroad options must be handled on an individual basis with the undergraduate coordinator.

In addition to the above courses, women's studies students may take relevant special topics courses in other departments. Some of these special topics courses have been permanently approved (see list at: http://www.uga.edu/iws/student%20resources/approved_special_topics.htm), while others must be petitioned for inclusion. Paperwork for petitioning courses can be found on the women's studies website. It is expected that petitioned courses will have significant focus on gender and/or feminist theory. Email: wspinfo@uga.edu with questions.

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General Electives
General Electives (33 hours)
(Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.)
Upper division (12 hours)
Any level (21 hours)
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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