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Women's Studies and Gender Studies

Undergraduate Major

The undergraduate program offers both a major and a minor. Adding a WSGS second major or minor is easy due to a range of cross-listed classes. To declare a major or minor in Women's Studies and Gender Studies, students can go online to LOCUS and meet with the program director Dr. Betsy Jones Hemenway.

Please contact Women's and Gender Studies Faculty or Staff with any additional questions at wsgsprogram@luc.edu.

Undergraduate Major

The WSGS major can be declared at any time. You may major in WSGS with or without a second major. The major consists of 36 hours, or 12 courses. A total of at least 21 hours (7 courses) must be at the 300 level or higher. Courses are designated as follows:

5 required courses plus an internship or service-learning requirement (total of 6 courses):
WSGS 101     Introduction to Women's Studies & Gender Studies
WSGS 201     Contemporary Issues in WSGS
WSGS 330     History of Feminist Thought
WSGS 391     Methodologies in WSGS
WSGS 398     WSGS Internship (or cross-listed service learning course)
WSGS 399     WSGS Captsone

1 course in theory, selected from the following options:
PLSC 312 / WSGS 318     Feminist Theory
ENGL 307 / WSGS 307     Feminist & Gender Theory
PHIL 312 / WSGS 397      Philosophical Theories of Gender
WSGS 397                       Queer Theory (WSGS Special Topics)

5 elective courses from WSGS and cross-listed offerings, with at least 2 of these at the 300 level.

Below is a sample of a 4-year program for a WSGS major:

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Loyola

Women's Studies & Gender Studies · 6430 N. Kenmore Avenue, Cuneo Hall 310, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.2177 · Fax: 773.508.8492 · E-mail: wsgsprogram@luc.edu

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