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Gender Studies (B.A.)
The Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that draws upon courses in Gender Studies, American Studies, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, and other gender-related courses. The program is designed to examine the ways that gender as a complex social construction intersects with class, race, age, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and sexual identity; to examine the lives and experiences of groups which have been underrepresented in traditional academic work; and to acquaint students with the fundamental methodologies of women's and gender studies.
Gender Studies graduates work in fields such as human resources, management, social service, and sales. The B.A. in Gender Studies also prepares students to pursue professional degrees in education, law, health sciences, social work, policy studies, and management or graduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences.
Each student in the Gender Studies program is actively involved in the formulation of his or her program of study, working with a faculty advisor to devise an individualized degree plan. Students pursuing a degree in Gender Studies may incorporate a minor from another discipline in their degree program. Students are encouraged to double major in Gender Studies and another discipline.
Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies Degree Requirements (120 hours)
I. Core Curriculum Requirements1:
1 Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses listed in parenthesis are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at U.T. Dallas.
II. Major Requirements: 48-49 hours
(36-37 hours beyonf the Core Curriculum)
2 A required Major course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. An additional IS course will be taken if BIS 3320 is used to satify the Core Curriculum Communication Elective requirement.
III. Elective Requirements: (41-42 hours)
Minor in Gender Studies
The Gender Studies minor is 18 semester hours. The courses consist of GST 2300/SOC 2300, two courses chosen fromGST 3301/PSY 3324, GST 3302/HIST 4380 (when topic is Gender in Western Thought), and GST 3303/GOVT 3354/SOC 3354, and nine hours chosen from: AHST 4342 (when topic is Venus to Vampire), AMS 3300, AMS 3318, BIS 4V04, CJS 3324, GOVT 3353/SOC 3353, GOVT 4334, GOVT 4358/SOC 4355, HIST 3324, HIST 3366, HIST 3371, HIST 3384, HIST 4360, ISGS 3306, ISGS 3312, ISGS 4311, ISGS 4320/SOC 4379, LIT 3327, LIT 3380, PSY 3338, PSY 4345, PSY 4346, SOC 3343, SOC 3352, SOC 3353/GOVT 3353, SOC 4355/GOVT 4358, SOC 4375, or SOC 4379/ISGS 4320.
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