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Cognate in Women's and Gender StudiesWomen's Studies is one of several multidisciplinary cognates students may pursue. Courses may be taken from any discipline as long as the course content centers around women's interests.
Minor In Women's and Gender StudiesIn June, 2001, Women's Studies became the first program at USC Upstate to be approved to offer a minor. The minor includes 18 credit hours, and requires the introductory course, a theory course, and four upper-level courses. A grade of C or better must be earned in each course used to satisfy the requirements for a minor. Courses listed at the lower level may be used to satisfy both the minor and general education requirements, however upper level courses may not count toward both the major and minor requirements. At the June, 2001 faculty senate meeting it was determined that "minors may not be granted by the university until the student's degree program is altered (using normal catalog change procedures) to incorporate a minor as an option in the degree program or to recognize it as a possibility available to students within to take extra hours beyond the degree requirements." If you are interested in pursuing a minor, check with your advisor or division office to determine whether or not the major program worksheet has been changed to include this curricular option.
Women's and Gender Studies Minor Requirements Click here to view WGST approved courses for fall 2013.
Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) Concentration in Women's and Gender StudiesAlthough USC Upstate does not offer a formal major in women's studies, students can develop the equivalent of a major through the Interdisciplinary Studies program. Specific requirements for IDS programs can be found in the University catalog, with basic information posted on the IDS web page. Students choosing to pursue an IDS concentration in women's studies would select “Option IV- Individualized” to create a cross-disciplinary program of study. In addition to general education and elective courses, the women's studies concentration would require 25-29 hours in junior and senior-level women's studies courses (whether specially designated women's studies or those within other departments that focus specifically on women's interests). The concentration requires a methods or theory course and a senior seminar from the same program area. Individualized IDS concentrations are approved on an individual basis, and should be developed in cooperation with an advisor. We recommend a program of study that includes upper division course work in a broad range of disciplinary areas, allowing the student to address the range of information included in the women's studies content standards. To best meet the content standards, in addition to courses specifically designated women's studies, we strongly recommend students take women-related course work in history, sociology, psychology, English, art, criminal justice, and government. Permanent, one-time, and special topics courses in these and other program areas will increase the likelihood of exposure to all recommended topics in the content standards.
Lisa Johnson, Ph.D.
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Center for Women's and Gender Studies
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Spartanburg, SC 29303
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