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    Jul 14, 2020  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
American University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (BA)

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Offered by the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program

Formal admission to the major requires a grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and the approval of the program director.

University Requirements

AU Core Requirements

For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements

  • 39 credit hours with grades of C or better, including 18 credit hours at or above 300-level

Course Requirements

Multicultural Perspective (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following, or another course approved by the program director:

Area of Focus (12 credit hours)

Complete one of the following areas of focus:

Note: The same course may not be used to satisfy both the multicultural perspective requirement (see above) and the area of focus requirement.

Individually Defined Area of Focus

  • 12 credit hours (four courses) centered on a particular theme or issue in women’s and gender studies, with approval of the program director

Electives (9 credit hours)

  • 9 credit hours in elective courses focused on women and/or gender studies from a list of courses approved each semester by the program director

Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.

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