Students majoring in GSW must complete 32 credit hours, distributed as follows:

  • Course courses - 12
  • Senior project Seminar - 4
  • Electives - 16

To declare a major in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, please go to  https://cardinal.wayne.edu/wsuchgmjr/. If GSW is your second major, please consult with the academic advisor, Gayle McCreedy.
 

Core Courses

Students must take these four courses for a total of 12 credits.

  • GSW 2500—(PL) Humanities Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality, and Women: Cr. 3
  • GSW 2600—(HS) The History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Modern World: Cr. 3
  • GSW 2700—(SS) Social Science Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality, and Women: Cr. 3
  • GSW 5200—Feminist, Gender, and Queer Theory: Cr. 3

 

Senior Project Seminar

For the senior project seminar, students must identify a faculty advisor with whom they will work to produce a significant research paper on a particular aspect of gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. Students must contact the director (jmlanza@wayne.edu) with the name of a faculty mentor and a topic before being allowed to register.

GSW 5990—Senior Project Seminar: Cr. 4

 

Electives / Four Areas of Focus

Students are encouraged but not required to follow one of the following areas of focus: Literature, Film, and Media Studies; LGBT Studies; Social Sciences; or Historical Studies. 16 credits are required.

**Other courses may be offered in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies but may not be listed here. Please see the Director to have a course approved for GSW credit**

 Literature, Film, and Media Studies:

  • AFS/GSW 5110: Black Women in America (offered every Fall and Winter)
  • ANT 5240: Cross Cultural Study of Gender
  • CLA 3050/5050: Cleopatra
  • CLA 3190: Topics on Women and Antiquity
  • COM 3010 (when approved) Television and Criticism
  • COM 5020 (when approved) Studies in Film History
  • COM/GSW 5360: Gender and Communication (offered once every two years)
  • ENG 2530 (when approved): Literature and Identity
  • ENG/GSW 2570: Literature by and about Women: Literature and Writing
  • ENG 5020 (when approved): Topics in Media and Modern Culture
  • ENG/GSW 5030: Topics in Women’s Studies
  •  ENG/GSW 5035: Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • ENG 5070 (when approved): Topics in Film
  • ENG 5150 (when approved): Shakespeare
  • GER 5400 (when approved): Cultural Studies and Criticism
  • GSW 5300: Topics in LGBTQ Studies
  • GSW 5400: Topics in Gender and Women’s Studies
  • NE/GSW 3520: Women and Gender in Middle East History
  • NE 6120: Arab Women Through Literature
  • SLA 3310 Women in the Slavic World

LGBT Studies

  • COM 1010: Only LGBTQI Topics section when available
  • COM/GSW 5360: Gender and Communication (can have LGBT focus; check Schedule of Classes)
  • ENG 2530: Literature and Identity (when approved)
  • ENG/GSW 5035: Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • ENG 5080: Topics in Cross-Disciplinary and Cultural Studies (when approved)
  • GSW 5300: Topics in LGBTQ Studies
  • GSW 5500: Internship in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (Cr. 3)
  • PHI 5800 Special Topics: Sex and Sexual Orientation
  • PSY 3380: Human Sexuality

Social Sciences

  • AFS/GSW 5110: Black Women in America (offered every Fall and Winter)
  • ANT 5240: Cross Cultural Study of Gender
  • CRJ/GSGSW: Diversity in Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 4750: Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice
  • GSW 5300: Topics in LGBTQ Studies
  • GSW 5400: Topics in Gender and Women’s Studies
  • GSW 5500: Internship in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (Cr. 3)
  • NE 5000 (SOC 5010; HIS 5960): Globalization, Social History, and Gender in the Arabian Gulf
  • PSY 3250: Psychology of Women (offered every Fall, Winter, and SS)
  • PSY 3380: Human Sexuality
  • SOC 3400: Exploring Marriage and Other Intimate Relationships
  • SOC 4360: Women and Health
  • SOC 4460: Women in Society
  • SOC 5400: The Family
  • SOC 5410: Marriage and Family Problems
  • SOC 5870: Violence in the Family

Historical Studies

  • CLA 3050/5050 Cleopatra
  • CLA 3190: Topics on Women and Antiquity
  • GSW 5300: Topics in LGBTQ Studies
  • GSW 5400: Topics in Gender and Women’s Studies
  • HIS 3250: The Family in History
  • HIS/ASN 3875/5875: Women in Japanese History
  • HIS 5200/7200: Women in American Life and Thought
  • HIS 5251/7251: History of Feminism
  • HIS 5390 (when approved): Europe in the Age of the Reformation
  • NE/GSW: Women and Gender in Middle East History
  • SLA 3310 Women in the Slavic World
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