Bachelor of Arts Degree Women's Studies Major


CSUSM REQUIREMENTS

General Education 51 hours
Preparation for WMST Major    3 hours
Major Requirements 36-38 hours
Electives* 20-22 hours


Total 120 hours

*Students must take a sufficient number of elective units to bring the total number of units to a minimum of 120.




WOMEN'S STUDIES REQUIREMENTS [39 units] 
  


PREPERATION FOR THE MAJOR (3 units)

WMST 101       Introduction to Women's Studies (also satisfies a lower-division GE requirement)


WMST CORE (9 units)

WMST 301

Race, Class, and Gender in Contemporary Societies (3)
WMST 490
Feminist Perspectives: Theory and Research (3)
WMST 401
Seminar in Women's Studies (3)*
WMST 499 Femininst Perspectives: Theories & Research (3)*


 

 

 

 

*Students may choose between WMST 401 or WMST 499

 
DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES (15-17 units)
Choose one course from each area. A maximum of three (3) units of the Disciplinary Perspectives may be completed at the lower-division level.


A. Women and Tradition (3)
Select one course:

WMST 325
HIST 367
WMST 350 HIST 383
WMST 445 HIST 384
ECON 445 ID 340
HIST 316 ID 340B
HIST 327 MATH 304
HIST 332 PSCI 445
HIST 355 SOC 353


B. Women and the Arts (3)
Select one course:

WMST 205
LTWR 410**
WMST 323
LTWR 420**
WMST 325 LTWR 430**
WMST 450 SPAN 410A-Z**
LING 381 SPAN 415
LTWR 330** SPAN 422S**
LTWR 331** TA 323**
LTWR 333** VSAR 322
LTWR 334** VSAR 326
LTWR 400** VSAR 420*

**The course must focus on women, and written approval from the Women's Studies Chair is required


 C. Women and Contemporary Issues (3-4)
Select one course:

WMST 205  COMM 435
WMST 303 ECON 341
WMST 320 ECON 445
WMST 321 PSCI 391
WMST 323 PSCI 445
WMST 341 PSYC 350
WMST 350 PSCI 356
WMST 370 PSCI 356
WMST 375 SOC 303
WMST 407 SOC 305
WMST 416 SOC 306
WMST 424 SOC 315
WMST 445 SOC 337
WMST 450 SOC 437


D. Women and the Body (3)
Select one course:

WMST 323   PSYC 352
WMST 407 SOC 307
WMST 416 SOC 417
WMST 424 SOC 419
BIOL 327 SOC 424
PSYC 350


E. Women and International Perspectives (3-4)
Select one course:
  
WMST 330 HIST 327
WMST 370 HIST 355
WMST 375 HIST 367
WMST 445 HIST 384
WMST 450 PSCI 445
ECON 445 SOC 315


MAJOR ELECTIVES (12 units)
Choose four classes from approved disciplinary perspective courses listed above in areas “A” through “E” or from among the following courses (a maximum of three (3) units of the Electives requirement may be completed at the lower-division level):
  • WMST 300 (3)
  • WMST 398 (3)
  • WMST 401 (3)
  • WMST 495 (3)
  • WMST 499 (3)


Important Documents:

WMST Major Worksheet

WMST GE Requirements


The program of studies for a B.A. in Women’s Studies requires a minimum of 39 units of course work: 

  • 3 units of lower-division preparation for the major

  • 9 units of core courses

  • 15 units of Disciplinary Perspectives courses

  • and 12 units of electives

A minimum of twelve (12) units must be completed at CSU San Marcos.  All non-articulated transfer courses must be reviewed and approved by a faculty advisor.