Completion of the major requires 36 credits.
WST 102 or WST 103 Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies
WST 291 Introduction to Feminist Theory; OR WST/PHI 284 Introduction to Feminist Theory (III); However, a student with a major or minor in WST cannot receive credit for both courses.
- WST 301 Histories of Feminism
- WST 305 Feminist Theories in Context
- WST 408 Senior Seminar for Women's and Gender Studies Majors
1. Women’s & Gender Studies in a Global Context (e.g., WST 395 Topics in Global Feminism; or approved substitute course)
2. Gender, Race, & Ethnicity (WST 398 Topics in Gender, Race, & Ethnicity; or approved substitute course)
3. Gender & Sexuality (e.g. WST 399 Topics in Gender & Sexuality; or approved substitute course)
Twelve credits from WST courses.
2) At least two WST topics courses (taught by WST-affiliated instructors) must be used to satisfy Requirement B.
3) Any course listed as -or cross-listed with- WST may count as an Elective (Requirement C). Other courses may count as qualifying electives if at least half the course content addresses issues concerning women, gender, and/or sexuality. The Undergraduate Program Director can review a course syllabus to determine if the course qualifies as an acceptable Elective. Availability of Elective courses depends on individual departments.
4) No more than 6 credits from any combination of WST 447 (Directed Readings) and WST 487 (Independent Project) and may be counted towards a WST Major
5) No more than 3 credits of WST 475 (Undergraduate Teaching Practicum I) may be counted towards a WST Major or Minor
6) No more than 6 credits of WST 488 (Internship) may be counted towards a WST Major
7) No more than 3 credits of WST 488 (Internship) may be counted towards a WST Minor
D. Upper-Division Writing Requirement
Students must present to the director of undergraduate studies a minimum of ten typewritten pages of formal writing, prepared for an upper-division course listed above as acceptable for the major requirements. This written work must have been judged by the course instructor to be satisfactory for the upper-division writing requirement in the field of Women's and Gender Studies. Normally this requirement is met through the work in WST 408.
Students should consult with the department advisor to ensure that their plan for completing the Upper Division Writing Requirement is consistent with university graduation requirements for General Education. Students completing the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) must successfully complete a course that satisfies the "Write Effectively within One's Discipline" (WRTD) learning objective in order to graduate. The Upper Division Writing Requirement is consistent in most cases with the SBC learning outcomes for WRTD .