B.A. in Gender and Women's Studies Requirements

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Women’s Studies

Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements in effect Fall 2014.

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment lasting longer than one semester.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted at https://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/gened

Group 2. Major Requirements and Assigned Credits:

All Courses are listed by their home department's alpha. For example: ENG 202 Literature of Human Rights (3) is also cross-listed as WS 202 Literature of Human Rights (3).

Required Major Courses (39)

Core (12)

  • WS 151 Intro Gender & Women's Studies (3)
  • ENG 202 Literature of Human Rights (3) or ENG 257 Multicultural Literature (3) or PHIL 180 Love and Sex (3)
  • WS 200 Gender Leadership & Soc Just (3)
  • WS 495 Women's Studies Seminar (3)

One theory course (3). Choose from:

  • PHIL 375 Feminist Philosophy (3)
  • POLS 303 Feminist Political Theory (3)
  • SOC 377 Feminist Social Theory (3)
  • WS 352 Gender and Sexuality (3)

One methods course (3). Choose from:

  • ANTH 445 Ethnographic Field Tech (3)
  • ANTH 485 Applied Anthropology (3)
  • ENG 300 Intro to Literary Studies (3)
  • GEOG 382 Qualitative Research (3)
  • HIST 300 Historical Methods (3)
  • SOC 380 Methods Of Research (3)
  • SPAN 369 Lat&Glob Docum&Film:Crit Analy (3)
  • WS 391 Intern Gender & Women Studies (3)

Block 1: Diversity and International Perspectives (6). Choose two courses:

  • ANTH 320 Cross-Cultural Study Of Women (3)
  • ANTH 324 Culture, Sex And Gender (3)
  • ENG 200G Intro Graphic Novels & Comics (3)
  • ENG 201 Global Cinema (3)
  • ENG 205 Hawaiʻi on Screen (3)
  • ENG 323 The Literature of Hawaiʻi (3)
  • ENG 423 Post-Colonial Literature (3)
  • ENG 430 Pacific Islands Literature (3)
  • ENG 448 Graphic Novels and Comics (3)
  • GEOG 305B Themes in Regnl Geog: Mid East (3)
  • HIST 360 American Women's History (3)
  • HIST 401 Women in Hawaiian History (3)
  • HIST 411 Family & Gender in Oceania (3)
  • JPST/JPNS 361 Feminism in Japan (3)
  • PHIL 304 Ethics and Cultural Diversity (3)
  • POLS 327 Law and Identity (3)
  • SOC 300 Family in World Perspective (3)
  • SOC 320 Social Stratification (3)
  • SOC 331 Queer Studies & Contem Society (3)
  • SOC 407 Gender Inequality inPopCulture (3)
  • WS 357 Women and Religion (3)
  • WS 358 Women in Christianity (3)

Block 2: Leadership and Social Change (6). Choose two courses:

  • COM 207
  • GEOG 312 Food and Societies (3)
  • GEOG 430 Gender, Place and Environment (3)
  • HIST 319 European Women's History (3)
  • HIST 378 N. Amer Indig Cultr Survival (3)
  • HIST 486 Women in Ancient European Civi (3)
  • PHIL 220 Social Ethics (3)
  • PHIL 315 Ethical Theory (3)
  • PHIL 316 Science, Technology & Values (3)
  • PHIL 355 Philosophy of Sport (3)
  • PHIL 370 American Philosophy (3)
  • POLS 328 Rights (3)
  • POLS 332 Politics Of Race & Gender (3)
  • SOC 310 Race & Ethnic Relations (3)
  • SOC 328 Gender, Crime, and Justice (3)
  • SOC 340 Socialization & Identity (3)
  • SOC 363 Globalization, Gender, Fashion (3)
  • SOC 409 Seminar in Social Movements (3)
  • WS 301 Women in Science (3)
  • WS 359 Music and Activism (3)

Block 3: Electives. Choose three courses (9):

  • ANTH 320 Cross-Cultural Study Of Women (3)
  • ANTH 324 Culture, Sex And Gender (3)
  • ANTH 485 Applied Anthropology (3)
  • COM 207
  • COM 420 Family Communication (3)
  • COM 461 Race and Gender in Media (3)
  • ENG 200G Intro Graphic Novels & Comics (3)
  • ENG 200E Lit Genres: Myth/Folklore (3)
  • ENG 202 Literature of Human Rights (3)
  • ENG 204 Intr Race/Gender Film Studies (3)
  • ENG 205 Hawaiʻi on Screen (3)
  • ENG 206 Intro to Popular Culture (3)
  • ENG 257 Multicultural Literature (3)
  • ENG 323 The Literature of Hawaiʻi (3)
  • ENG 355 Women in Modern Lit & Film (3)
  • ENG 423 Post-Colonial Literature (3)
  • ENG 430 Pacific Islands Literature (3)
  • ENG 442 Romantic Literature (3)
  • ENG 448 Graphic Novels and Comics (3)
  • JPST/JPNS 361 Feminism in Japan (3)
  • GEOG 305B Themes in Regnl Geog: Mid East (3)
  • GEOG 312 Food and Societies (3)
  • GEOG/WS 382 Qualitative Research (3)
  • GEOG 430 Gender, Place and Environment (3)
  • HIST 319 European Women's History (3)
  • HIST 360 American Women's History (3)
  • HIST 378 N. Amer Indig Cultr Survival (3)
  • HIST 401 Women in Hawaiian History (3)
  • HIST 411 Family & Gender in Oceania (3)
  • HIST 486 Women in Ancient European Civi (3)
  • LING 356 Language and Gender (3)
  • PHIL 180 Love and Sex (3)
  • PHIL 304 Ethics and Cultural Diversity (3)
  • PHIL 307 Theory of Knowledge (3)
  • PHIL 310 Metaphysics (3)
  • PHIL 315 Ethical Theory (3)
  • PHIL 316 Science, Technology & Values (3)
  • PHIL 355 Philosophy of Sport (3)
  • PHIL 370 American Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 375 Feminist Philosophy (3)
  • POLS 303 Feminist Political Theory (3)
  • POLS 327 Law and Identity (3)
  • POLS 328 Rights (3)
  • POLS 332 Politics Of Race & Gender (3)
  • PSY 325 Psychology Of Women (3)
  • PSY 385 Women & Health (3)
  • SOC 300 Family in World Perspective (3)
  • SOC 310 Race & Ethnic Relations (3)
  • SOC 320 Social Stratification (3)
  • SOC 328 Gender, Crime, and Justice (3)
  • SOC 331 Queer Studies & Contem Society (3)
  • SOC 340 Socialization & Identity (3)
  • SOC 363 Globalization, Gender, Fashion (3)
  • SOC 377 Feminist Social Theory (3)
  • SOC 407 Gender Inequality inPopCulture (3)
  • SOC 408 Island Feminism (3)
  • SOC 409 Seminar in Social Movements (3)
  • SPAN 368 Gender & Women LatAm Lit/Film (3)
  • SPAN 369 Lat&Glob Docum&Film:Crit Analy (3)
  • WS 301 Women in Science (3)
  • WS 352 Gender and Sexuality (3)
  • WS 357 Women and Religion (3)
  • WS 358 Women in Christianity (3)
  • WS 359 Music and Activism (3)
  • WS 391 Intern Gender & Women Studies (3)
  • WS x94
  • WS x99

Notes on electives:

  1. No more than 6 credits of lower level courses
  2. No more than 6 credits in a single discipline (exception for courses originating in GWS)
  3. A student may not apply courses taken in the core towards courses in the electives.
  4. A student may not apply courses taken in the two tracks (Diversity/International Perspectives and Leadership and Social Change) towards courses in the electives.
  5. Students should consult with their advisors each semester as applicable courses (not listed in the catalog) are offered from time to time.