Saint Louis University

Women's and Gender Studies Undergraduate Program

The Women's and Gender Studies Department at Saint Louis University offers a 30 credit hour undergraduate major and an 18 credit hour undergraduate minor.

Women's and Gender Studies Major Requirements 

Women's and Gender Studies Minor Requirements 

 See how many of your classes already count towards a Women's and Gender Studies Minor or Major! - Click HERE for the PDF version of the Major and Minor Checklist

 **To enroll in the Major or Minor, students should contact their academic advisor and/or the Women's and Gender Studies Department Office. For additional information, please visit the Women's and Gender Studies Department Office or contact the office at 977-2057.

 

 

 


WOMEN'S and GENDER STUDIES MAJOR

Women's and Gender Studies majors are required to take a total of 30 hours. All courses must be listed or cross-listed with Women's and Gender Studies. Cross-listed courses do not have to be taken under the Women's and Gender Studies number to count, and courses can double and triple count for two majors, for minors, and for core requirements.

Required courses (15 total hours):
WGST 1900 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (3 hrs)
WGST 3850 - Feminism in Action (3 hrs)
WGST 4810 or 3775 - Feminist Theory (3 hrs)
WGST 4010 - Cultural Analyses of Gender:Methods & Strategies of Interpretation (3hrs)
WGST 4960 - Women's and Gender Studies Capstone (3 hrs)
 
Elective courses (total of 15 hours at the 200-level or above):

Students should check the Women's and Gender Studies 'Course Offerings' page for current classes, but a sample of elective course offerings include-

WGST 2800 Men and Masculinity (Cross-listed Political Science)
WGST 2400 Gender & Pop Culture (Cross-listed American Studies and Film Studies)
WGST 3230 Gender and Society (Cross-listed with Sociology)
WGST 3240 Female Bildungsroman (Cross-listed English and Film Studies)
WGST 3300 Intercultural Communication (Cross-listed Communication)
WGST 3320 Mary and Her Sisters (Cross-listed Theology)
WGST 3510 Structure of Poverty (Cross-listed Sociology)
WGST 3600 Women in Literature (Cross-listed English)
WGST 3630 Sex, Gender, and Christian Ethics (Cross-listed Theology)
WGST 3720 Renaissance & Modern Political Theories (Cross-listed Philosophy and Political Science)
WGST 3780 Disability Theory and Politics (Cross-listed Political Science)
WGST 3800 Violence Against Women (Cross-listed Sociology)
WGST 4300 Gender and Communication (Cross-listed Communication)
WGST 4310 Contemporary Women Writers in France (Cross-listed Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)
WGST 4330 Psychology of Oppression (Cross-listed Psychology)
WGST 4770 Spanish Women Poets (Cross-listed Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)
WGST 4800 Black Women in Society (Cross-listed African American Studies)
WGST 4860 Global and Transnational Feminism (Cross-listed Political Science)

 
*** If a class is not already cross-listed as a Women's and Gender Studies course, it is possible to request permission for it to count towards the major***

*** Not all above classes are offered every semester*** 

 

Women's and Gender Studies Minor

Women's and Gender Studies Minors are required to take a total of 18 hours. All courses must be listed or cross-listed with Women's and Gender Studies. Cross-listed courses do not have to be taken under the Women's Studies number to count, and courses can double and triple count for two majors, for minors, and for core requirements.

Required courses (6 total hours):

WGST 1900 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (3 hrs)
AND ONE (3 hrs) of the following:
 
    WGST 3850 - Feminism in Action (3 hrs), or
    WGST 4810 or 3775 - Feminist Theory (3 hrs), or
    WGST 4010-Cultural Analyses of Gender:Methods & Strategies of Interpretation (3hrs), or
    WGST 4960 - Women's and Gender Studies Capstone (3 hrs)

 

Elective courses (total of 12 hours at the 200-level or above):

*Elective courses can include the above listed courses.

*Students should check the Women's and Gender Studies 'Course Offerings' page for current classes, but a sample of elective course offerings include-

WGST 2800 Men and Masculinity (Cross-listed Political Science)
WGST 2400 Gender & Pop Culture (Cross-listed American Studies and Film Studies)
WGST 3230 Gender and Society (Cross-listed with Sociology)
WGST 3240 Female Bildungsroman (Cross-listed English and Film Studies)
WGST 3300 Intercultural Communication (Cross-listed Communication)
WGST 3320 Mary and Her Sisters (Cross-listed Theology)
WGST 3510 Structure of Poverty (Cross-listed Sociology)
WGST 3600 Women in Literature (Cross-listed English)
WGST 3630 Sex, Gender, and Christian Ethics (Cross-listed Theology)
WGST 3720 Renaissance & Modern Political Theories (Cross-listed Philosophy and Political Science)
WGST 3780 Disability Theory and Politics (Cross-listed Political Science)
WGST 3800 Violence Against Women (Cross-listed Sociology)
WGST 4300 Gender and Communication (Cross-listed Communication)
WGST 4310 Contemporary Women Writers in France (Cross-listed Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)
WGST 4330 Psychology of Oppression (Cross-listed Psychology)
WGST 4770 Spanish Women Poets (Cross-listed Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)
WGST 4800 Black Women in Society (Cross-listed African American Studies)
WGST 4860 Global and Transnational Feminism (Cross-listed Political Science)

*** If a class is not already cross-listed as a Women's and Gender Studies course, it is possible to request permission for it to count towards the minor***
*** Not all above classes are offered every semester***
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