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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 gender as a complex social construction that 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.

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.

Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies Degree Requirements (120 hours)

I. Core Curriculum Requirements1: 42 hours
    A. Communication (6 hours)
        3 hours Communication (RHET 1302)
        3 hours Communication (BIS 3320)
    B. Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
        6 hours American Government (GOVT 2301 and GOVT 2302)
        6 hours History (HIST 1301 and HIST 2301)
        3 hours Social and Behavioral Science Elective
    C. Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hours)
        3 hours Humanities (HUMA 1301)
        3 hours Fine Arts (ARTS 1301)
    D. Mathematics and Quantitative Methods (6 hours)
        3 hours College Algebra (minimum of MATH 1300, MATH 1306 or MATH 1314)
        3 hours Quantitative Methods or Math (STAT 1342 or PSY 2317)
    E. Science (9 hours)
        One course must have a lab component
        See Associate Dean for appropriate courses

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: 42-43 hours
    Upper-Division Major Courses (36 hours)
    A. Gender Studies Core Courses (12 hours)
        GST 2300 Introduction to Gender Studies
        GST 3301 Psychology of Gender
        GST 3302 Gender in Western Thought
        GST 3303 Gender, Society and Politics
    B. Disciplinary Methods (3-4 hours)
        One of the following:
            AP 3300 Elements of Art and Performance
            HIST 3301 Historical Inquiry
            LIT 2341 Literary Analysis
            PSY 2317 Statistics for Psychology
            SOCS 3305 and SOCS 3105 Introduction to Social Statistics with Laboratory
    C. Gender Studies Major and Related Courses (27 hours)
        See academic advisor. Must include BIS 3320 The Nature of Intellectual Inquiry

III. Elective Requirements: (36 hours)
    Advanced Electives (6 hours)
    Free Electives (30 hours)
        Students must complete 51 hours of upper-division credit to graduate.

Minor in Gender Studies

The Gender Studies minor is 18 semester hours. The courses consist of GST 2300/SOC 2300, two courses chosen from GST 3301/PSY 3324, GST 3302/ISAH 3394, and GST 3303/GOVT 3354/SOC 3354, and nine hours chosen from: AMS 3300, AMS 3318, BIS 4V04, CJS 3324, GOVT 3353/SOC 3353, GOVT 4333, GOVT 4334, GOVT 4358/SOC 4355, HIST 3324, HIST 3366, HIST 3371, HIST 3384, HIST 4360, ISAH 3330, ISGS 3312, ISGS 4306, 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.

General Information
American Studies
Gender Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies


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