Women's & Gender Studies, M.A.

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/womens-gender-studies/programs

Program Sequence - 33-36 Credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation.  

Core Requirements - 15 credits
WGS 500 - Feminist Theories and Practices -3 credits
WGS 510 - Research Methods in Women's & Gender Studies - 3 credits
WGS 520 - History of Feminist Thought - 3 credits
WGS 530 - Global Women's Issues - 3 credits
WGS 601 - Field Experience - 3 credits

Select one of the plans below:

Plan A - Thesis Option - 18 credits
WGS 590 - Thesis Seminar I - 3 credits
WGS 591 - Thesis Seminar II - 3 credits
Electives in area of specialization - 12 credits
Electives may be taken in any subject and must be graduate level

Plan B — Comprehensive Exam Option - 21 credits
Electives in area of specialization - 21 credits
Electives may be taken in any subject and must be graduate level.

Plan C — Special Project Option — 18 credits
WGS 592 — Special Project Seminar I - 3 credits
WGS 593 — Special Project Seminar II - 3 credits
Electives in area of specialization - 12 credits
Electives may be taken in any subject and must be graduate level.