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Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Requirements

View the Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Course Catalog

Core Requirements for the Major

  • GWS100, Perspectives in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
  • GWS304, Feminist and Queer Theory
  • GWS405, Senior Capstone

Category 1: Inquiry into Identity

Select one of the following:

  • GWS201, Intersections of Identity: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality
  • TI242-PL, Marginalized in America: Gender at the Intersection of Race and Class

Category 2: Activism for Social Change

Select one of the following:

  • GWS202, Resistance for Social Change
  • CCM482, Voices of Dissent and Social Change
  • PO372, The Role of Protest in U.S. Politics

Race—Select one from the following:

  • CCM330 Representations of Race & Difference (3hrs)HST343 Race and Ethnicity in the US (3hrs)
  • HST338 The Era of Jim & Jane Crow (3hrs)
  • HST353 American In/Justice (3hrs)
  • PO335 Racial & Ethnic Politics (3hrs)
  • PO386 Black Political Thought (3hrs)
  • TI255-PO Politics of Alice Walker (3hrs

Transnational Requirement

Select two of the following:

 

  • AN315, Gender and Colonialism
  • AN320, Gender and Sexuality in Globalization
  • AN322, Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japan
  • HST366, Gender, Sex, and Sexuality in Latin America
  • HST367, Geographies of Desire: Space, Gender, Sexuality
  • JR425, Gender and Media: Global Views
  • PO351, African Gender and Sexuality Politics
  • RL377, Religion, Gender, and the Goddess in Asia

 

Requirements for the Minor

  • GWS100, Perspectives in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
  • GWS304, Feminist and Queer Theory

Category 1: Inquiry into Identity

Select one of the following:

  • GWS201, Intersections of Identity: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality
  • TI242-PL, Marginalized in America: Gender at the Intersection of Race and Class

Category 2: Activism for Social Change

Select one of the following:

  • GWS202, Resistance for Social Change
  • CCM482, Voices of Dissent and Social Change
  • PO372, The Role of Protest in U.S. Politics

Transnational Requirement

Select one of the following:

  • GWS303, Special Topics: sex&thecity.org
  • AN315, Gender and Colonialism
  • AN320, Gender and Sexuality in Globalization
  • AN322, Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Modern Japan
  • EN393, Special Topics: Gender, Language, and Globalization
  • HST366, Gender, Sex, and Sexuality in Latin America
  • HST367, Geographies of Desire: Space, Gender, Sexuality
  • JR418, Gender and News: Global Views
  • PO351, African Gender and Sexuality Politics
  • RL377, Religion, Gender, and the Goddess in Asia

6 credit hours of GWSS-approved electives.

Electives

12 credit hours of GWSS-approved electives (for the major) with no more than 6 credit hours in any one discipline. 6 credit hours for the minor.

A separate list of GWSS-approved electives will be published each semester, but examples of courses students have taken for GWSS credit in the past include the following:

 

  • AN302, The Body and Society
  • AN342, Science, Technology, and Society
  • CCM354, Gender and Communication
  • CCM365, Media and Cultural Criticism
  • CCM376, Film, Culture, and Criticism
  • CCM420, Queering Film
  • CCM468, Women and Rock
  • CCM470, Sports, Media, and Culture
  • CCM481, Technologies of the Body
  • GWS300/PL348, Philosophy of Feminism
  • GWS303, Special Topics:
  • HST212/TI235-HST, American Visions: Dialogues on Diversity
  • HST341, U.S. Women’s History
  • PL348, Philosophy of Feminism
  • PO354, Environmental Justice PS333, Human Sexuality
  • RL382, Christian Liberation Theologies SO317, Gender and Society
  • SO326, Gender, Race, and Crime
  •  SW240-PO, Gender and Generations: War and Peace
  • TI231-HST, Mad Women in America
  • TI234-HST, Reel America: Film and the American Experience

NOTE: The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum. Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at my.butler.edu and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.