General Education - Distributive Learning Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

At least 3
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

 

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Major in Women's and Gender Studies

Majors in Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) will fill out the WGS Major Declaration form in the Program office. All Women's and Gender Studies majors must complete six required courses (18 credit hours) and six courses of electives (18 credit hours) from at least two academic departments for a total of 36 credit hours.

Required Courses
WGS-101Women's Perspectives And Values3
WGS-201Writing Intensive Program:Feminist Ideas3
WGS-202Feminist Activism3
WGS-302Feminist Theory:Questions Of Race, Class, And Sexuality3
WGS-323Internship In Women's Studies3
WGS-350Seminar In Women's Studies3
Electives from at least 2 departments18
Total Hours36

Students choose from a list of elective courses (WGS or cross-listed) that encourages an interdisciplinary approach to Women’s and Gender Studies and will expose them to the widest variety of Women’s and Gender Studies faculty. Elective courses, which do not appear on the electives list below, must be approved by the major advisor or coordinator and may not exceed 6 credit hours. Elective courses must be distributed among at least two different disciplines or departments.

Electives
Anthropology
ANTH-307Anthropology Of Gender, Sexuality And The Body3
Communication, Media and Theatre
CMTC-313Communication, Gender & Identity3
CMTM-377Gender And Media3
CMTT-337Women Playwrights3
Educational Foundations
EDFN-314LGender, Race, And Class Issues In Education3
English
ENGL-303Contemporary Gay And Lesbian Literature: Exploring Layers Of Difference3
ENGL-367Re-Thinking Race And Gender3
ENGL-371Studies In Women's Literature3
ENGL-372American Women Writers Of The Nineteenth Century3
History
HIST-315Women In Medieval Society3
HIST-338Women In American History3
Justice Studies
JUST-311Women, Crime, And The Criminal Justice System3
JUST-321Violence Against Women3
JUST-322Women, Justice And The Law3
JUST-324Women As Political Prisoners3
JUST-325Women And Revolution: Theories Of Justice3
JUST-328Social Justice & LGBTQ Issues3
JUST-355LGBTQ Communities & Crime3
Philosophy
PHIL-105Feminist Philosophy3
PHIL-218Philosophy Of Sex3
PHIL-353Feminism And The Philosophy Of Science3
PHIL-366Feminist Ethics3
PHIL-373Advanced Feminist Philosophy3
Political Science
PSCI-322Women And Political Influence In The 21st Century3
PSCI-373Gender And Politics3
PSCI-398Law And Social Change3
Psychology
PSYC-312Psychological Development In Women3
Sociology
SOC-105Women, Men And Social Change3
SOC-214Sociology Of Intimacy, Marriages And Families3
SOC-270Sociology Of Latinas3
SOC-306American Women-The Changing Image3
SOC-307Men & Masculinities3
SOC-329Sociology Of Violence3
SOC-332Sociology Of Education3
SOC-340Sociology Of Sexualities3
SOC-344African American Women:Feminism, Race, And Resistance3
SOC-347Sociology Of Media3
SOC-352Sociology Of HIV/AIDS3
Social Work
SWK-208Human Sexuality And Social Work3
SWK-312Women And Social Work3
SWK-320Domestic Violence Social Work:Theory And Practice3
Women's and Gender Studies
WGS-150Women's Self-Defense1
WGS-210Introduction To Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Studies3
WGS-310Lesbian & Queer Cultures: Identities, Histories & Resistance3
WGS-311Power, Knowledge & Communities: Feminists Engagements With Education3
WGS-312Women & Global Human Rights3
WGS-313Radical Feminist Imagination In Literature3
WGS-314Science, Women & Technology3
WGS-315Redesigning The American Dream3
WGS-321Internship In Women's Studies1
WGS-316Science And The Gendered Body3
WGS-322Internship In Women's Studies2
WGS-331Independent Study In Women's Studies1
WGS-332Independent Study In Women's Studies2
WGS-333Independent Study In Women's Studies3
WGS-360Queer Theory3
WGS-361Queer Latin American Narrative And Film3

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.
 

First Year
Term 1Hours
ENGL-101Writing I3
General Education-Social/Behavioral3
General Education-Natural Science3
General Education-Humanities3
General Education-Fine Arts3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
WGS-101Women's Perspectives And Values3
General Education-Social/Behavioral3
General Education-Humanities3
General Education-Quantitative3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Second Year
Term 1
WGS-201Writing Intensive Program:Feminist Ideas3
WGS Elective3
General Education-Social/Behavioral3
General Education-Natural Science3
General Education-Fine Arts3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
WGS-202Feminist Activism3
WGS Elective3
General Education-Social/Behavioral3
General Education-Natural Science3
General Education-Humanities3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
WGS-302Feminist Theory:Questions Of Race, Class, And Sexuality3
WGS Elective3
Elective/Minor3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
WGS Elective3
WGS Elective3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Fourth Year
Term 1
WGS-323Internship In Women's Studies3
WGS Elective3
Elective/Minor3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
WGS-350Seminar In Women's Studies3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 120