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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

Women’s Studies Major (B.A.)

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Major Code BA4402

Women’s Studies addresses the influence and meaning of gender in the human experience as it intersects with ethnicity, sexuality, race, and various other elements of diversity. It is a liberal arts degree that emphasizes the development of critical thinking and effective communication skills, and can be applied to a variety of careers.

The major features a global track, a sexuality track, and a gender track. The global track focuses on the study of women and gender from an international and cross-cultural perspective. The sexuality track focuses on the study of gender and sexuality as categories of social and cultural analysis. The general track offers a variety of courses that address gender and related topics. Students graduating with a major in Women’s Studies will have the ability to understand the well-developed body of feminist theories that grounds the discipline, and the ability to apply those theories to a wide range of contexts and experiences that vary within and across sexual and global cultures. Students are encouraged to complement their major in Women’s Studies with minors in other fields and/or double-majors that are consistent with their educational and professional interests.

The major offers a number of core courses in Women’s Studies as well as elective courses in African American studies, art history, anthropology, classics and world religions, communication studies, English, film, geography, human and consumer sciences, history, international literature: modern languages, linguistics, physical education and sports science, political science, psychology, sociology, and telecommunications.

The Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary major within the College of Arts and Sciences, and requires the completion of all Arts and Sciences requirements.

Courses that satisfy major credit, including track requirements, may not be used to fulfill Arts and Sciences area requirements.

College-level Requirements

Please see the appropriate college listing for college-level academic requirements.

Core Requirements

Required of all Women’s Studies majors:

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Track Requirements (20 hours)

Students will choose 12 hours from one track, and eight hours from either of the other two tracks. No more than 2 courses may be taken in any one discipline to fulfill track requirements, nor can any single course be taken to fulfill both a core and a track requirement. In addition, no single course may be taken to satisfy more than one track.

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