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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Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
EN 2020 CCE (minimum grade of "C") Writing & Criticism EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C") Elementary French & Culture II  FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
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  
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM) Quantitative Reasoning  
Lab science course coded CCS Experimental Reasoning MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 44 credits

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

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
GS/PY2010 Introduction to Gender, Sexuality & Society None
GS/CL2006 Contemporary Feminist Theory None
GS2016 Gender & Sexuality: Global Perspectives None
PY/GS2120 (course type CCR) Writing the Social World College Level=Sophomore AND EN1010 AND PY1000CCI OR GS2006GE110
GS4095 (course type CCC) Senior Project College Level=Senior

 

Select one course from the list below
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
PY2020 Research Methods in Psychology + Lab PY1000CCI
CM2051 Communication Theory & Research Methods EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
PO2050 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 NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
PO/PL2003 Political Philosophy None
PO/GS2005 Political Economy of Developing Countries None
GS/LW3022 Gender, Law, and Identity None
PO/GS3024 Politics of Human Rights College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012
CL/GS3081 Postcolonial Literatures & Theory None

 

Psychological & Psychoanalytic Foundations of Gender & Society

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
PY/GS2008 Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation & the Cinema None
PY/GS2045 Social Psychology None
PY2046 Cultural Psychology College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
PY/GS2051 Sexuality, Aggression & Guilt College Level=Sophomore
PY/GS2061 Love, Sexuality & Cinema College Level=Sophomore
PY3091 Topics (as approved) College Level=Sophomore

 

Constructions of Gender & Sexuality: Global Historical Perspectives

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
FM2097 European Cinema & the Body None
CM/GS3004 Communicating Fashion CM2004GE100
GS/LW3022 Gender, Law, and Identity None
CL/FM3034 Paris Reel and Imagined: Perspectives on the City of Lights None
CM/GS3053 Media & Gender None
CL/GS3075 Queens, Fairies and Hags: The Romance of Medieval Gender None
CL/GS3076 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.