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Bachelor of Arts. Women’s Studies
The Women’s Studies Program at I.A.U. provides interdisciplinary academic programs that span departments, disciplines, and ideologies. The programs provide students the opportunity to study the full range of human experience and arrangements of social organization from the perspectives of those whose participation has been traditionally distorted, omitted, neglected, or denied – women in their racial, class, sexual, and cultural diversity. Students develop critical reasoning and analytical skills, research and communication skills, a deep appreciation for complexities of power, asymmetries in gender relations across time, class, and cultures, and conceptual tools for social change. Emphasis on multidisciplinary and multiethnic approaches assures a broader exposure to the humanities and social sciences than is commonly available within disciplinary confines. A background in women’s studies offers unique contextual validation for today’s gender controversies and prepares students for a wide range of career and life choices.
The interdisciplinary major in Women’s Studies may be taken alone or in conjunction with another Letters and Science major. In the case of a double major, no more than five courses may be applied toward both majors.
A background in Women’s Studies offers unique contextual appreciation for the complexities of social problems and prepares the student for advanced study in traditional disciplines and the professions.
Required: Women’s Studies 10. Students must also complete departmental lower division requisites, as applicable, for upper division women’s studies courses in the disciplines.
Required: At least 13 upper division courses as follows:
- Three core courses, including (a) one feminist theory course from Women’s Studies 110A or 110B or M192, (b) course 130 or one course on the study of American ethnic minority women from the approved list of women’s studies credit courses issued each term by the program, and (c) course 197 (departmental 197 courses may not be applied)
- A distribution of at least four courses, each from a different department or discipline, selected from the approved list of women’s studies courses
- Six additional concentration courses from one or two of the disciplines in which the core and distribution courses have been taken. Students may petition for interdisciplinary or topical concentrations such as feminist theory, women of color, women’s health, or lesbian studies. If two fields are selected, the ratio of the six courses may be divided 3-3 or 4-2
Four units of Women’s Studies 199 may be applied toward the concentration requirement for the major.