Gender & Women's Studies, BALAS
for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Major in Gender and Women's Studies
department website: https://www.gws.illinois.edu/
department faculty: Gender & Women's Studies Faculty
overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences
college website: https://las.illinois.edu/
for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Gender & Women's Studies
A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your advisor.
Departmental distinction: To be eligible for graduation with distinction, a student must have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 and a 3.5 GPA within the major.
High distinction. To be eligible for graduation with high distinction, a student must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5, a GPA of 3.7 within the major, and complete a thesis or project in a 400-level GWS course that is approved by the department.
Advising: The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies provides advising for students to help plan a coherent program of study.
General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.
Minimum required major and supporting course work: Normally equates to 33 hours. Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.
Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.
|GWS 201||Race, Gender & Power||3|
|GWS 498||Senior Seminar||3|
|GWS 350||Feminist & Gender Theory||3|
|or GWS 370||Queer Theory|
|Additional Coursework 1|
|At least 15 additional hours of coursework offered by the Gender & Women’s Studies Department, with no more than 3 hours at the 100 or 200 level. Required courses are offered by the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies and are on an approved list maintained in the department office and with the GWS advisor.||15|
|Two courses in Gender and Women's Studies. No more than one may be counted from the 100 or 200 level. For a list of approved courses contact the GWS department or the GWS advisor.||6|
|Of the 33 hours in the major, students must take at least one course focused on transnational or non-U.S. issues. For a list of approved courses contact the GWS department or the GWS advisor.|
Topics courses (GWS 199, GWS 295, GWS 395, GWS 495) may count up to 3 hours toward the additional coursework with consent of the GWS advisor. GWS 390 or GWS 490 may count up to 3 hours toward additional coursework with consent of the GWS advisor.