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BA in Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

BA in Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    89
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
Program Learning Outcomes for BA in the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Upon completion of the SWGS undergraduate major students will: Demonstrate an awareness of the diversity of feminist thought in the past and present. Demonstrate familiarity with key issues in the study of women’s lives and histories. Demonstrate knowledge of social, political, and cultural features of gender and sexuality in the US and globally. Understand diverse global feminist perspectives, including critical race studies and feminist contributions to social and critical theory. Demonstrate knowledge of the feminist concept of engaged research based upon cumulative practice as engaged researchers in extra-classroom activities. Develop skill in analytical writing as well as oral and visual presentation. Degree Requirements for BA in the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements. Students majoring in the study of women, gender, and sexuality must complete: 36 semester hours of departmental course work (30 hours if this is a second major) One of the following: i. SWGS 101 Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality ii. SWGS 201 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies SWGS 494 Pre-Seminar in Engaged Research SWGS 496 Engaged Research Practicum SWGS 497 Engaged Research Seminar At least one approved non-Western studies course (see SWGS courses below) At least one approved critical race studies course (see SWGS courses below) SWGS 345/HIST 340 History of Feminism or at least one approved theory course For students who pursue the Honors Program, the following two courses must be taken in place of SWGS 494, SWGS 496 and SWGS 497, in addition to all other requirements listed above: SWGS 498 Honors Research in the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality SWGS 499 Honors Research in the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Of the remaining required courses, no more than four courses may be from a single department. All students must work out their individual courses of study with their faculty advisors. Each student’s course of study must be approved by the SWGS advisor. Course requirement tracking forms are available in the SWGS office for declared SWGS majors. The Engaged Research Practicum and Seminar are open to non-majors. Permission of the instructor is required as well as some background in the study of women, gender or sexuality.

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