Requirements: Gender, Sexuality and Society Major (B.A.)

All BA or BSc degrees require the completion of a minimum 128 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For further degree requirements, please see our BA/BSc Requirements Page.

Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

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For further description of the courses required within each section of GLACC, see here or download the degree worksheet to the right.

Course Number
Course Name
Prerequisites
INTEGRATIVE INQUIRY
CCI 1
Four Integrative Inquiry Courses (course type CCI)
(May not overlap with major, at least one must be at AUP. All courses must be outside the major's disciplinary base.)

Freshmen satisfy CCI courses as follows: FirstBridge (two courses) and two additional CCI courses outside the major discipline. FirstBridge courses may not replace major requirements.

Transfer students satisfy CCI courses as follows: four CCI courses outside the major discipline; at least one CCI must be taken at AUP.
 
CCI 2
 
CCI 3
 
CCI 4
 
CCX
Experiential Learning
 
CRITICAL INQUIRY AND EXPRESSION
EN 2020 CCE
(minimum grade of "C")
Writing & Criticism
EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
CCD
Digital Literacy and Communication
 
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCR
Disciplinary Research Methods/Writing in the Discipline
 
QUANTITATIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL REASONING
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM)
Quantitative Reasoning
 
Lab science course coded CCS (4CR lecture with corresponding 0CR lab)
Experimental Reasoning
MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time
EXPRESSION FRANÇAISE
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C")
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
AUP CAPSTONE
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCC
AUP Capstone
 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 44 credits

(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)

 

COURSE CODE COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES

 GS2010CCI

INTRODUCTION TO GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND SOCIETY

None

GS2006CCI

CONTEMPORARY FEMINIST THEORY

None
GS2016REG

GENDER AND SEXUALITY: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

None
PY2120CCR

WRITING THE SOCIAL WORLD

College Level=Sophomore AND EN1010 AND PY1000CCI OR GS2006GE110 OR GS2006
GS4095CCC Senior Project PY2120CCR OR GS2120CCR

 

Select one course from the list below
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
PY2020REG

RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY

PY1000CCI
CM2051CCR

COMMUNICATION THEORY & RESEARCH METH.

EN1000 AND EN1010 AND EN2020CCE OR EN2020
PO2050REG

POLITICAL ANALYSIS

None

 

Students must SELECT five courses from the various lists below, at least TWO of which must be at the 3000 level or above. At lest three must be taken in one single area below and two courses must be from a different area.

Politics of gender and sexuality: Representations, rights & social justice

COURSE CODE COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
PO2003CCI

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

None
 PO2005REG

POLITICAL ECON. OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

None
 GS3022CCI

GENDER, LAW, AND IDENTITY

None
 PO3024REG

POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS

College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
CL3081REG

POST-COLONIAL LIT. & THEORY

None

 

Psychological & Psychoanalytic Foundations of Gender & Society

COURSE CODE COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
 PY2008REG

GENDER-IDENTITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, & THE CINEMA

None
 PY2045CCI

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

None
PY2046CCI

CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY

None
PY2051REG

SEXUALITY, AGGRESSION, & GUILT

College Level=Sophomore
PY2061REG

LOVE, SEXUALITY, & CINEMA

College Level=Sophomore
PY3091REG Topics (as approved) College Level=Sophomore

 

Constructions of Gender & Sexuality: Global Historical Perspectives

COURSE CODE COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
FM2097REG

EUROPEAN CINEMA & THE BODY

None
CM3004REG

COMMUNICATING FASHION

CM2004
GS3022CCI

GENDER, LAW, AND IDENTITY

None
CL3034REG

PARIS REEL & IMAGINED: PERSPECTIVES ON THE CITY OF LIGHTS

None
CM3053REG

MEDIA & GENDER

None
CL3075REG

QUEENS, FAIRIES & HAGS: ROMANCE OF MEDIEVAL GENDER

None
CL3076REG

MODERN SEXUALITIES IN THE PROCESS OF WRITING

None

 

FREE ELECTIVES

Any courses desired – must complete a total of 128 credit hours to graduate.

 

HONORS

Students with a GPA of 3.7 or above in Gender Studies courses during their Junior and Senior years may apply for departmental honors. The distinction requires students to produce an original scholarly product of exceptional quality. Students who wish to apply for departmental honors should make an appointment with the Department Chair for additional information.