Academic Programs

Double Majoring in Women's & Gender Studies

A double major in Women’s and Gender Studies and a disciplinary area of study is easy to accomplish and carries lots of advantages for students with interests in particular departmental majors and gender issues. What follows are descriptions of some popular double majors and a blueprint for completing both majors in eight semesters. The possibilities for double majors are not limited to these options. Talk to your departmental advisor and to your Women’s and Gender Studies advisor about designing a program to fit your needs.

A word of advice: many of the courses for the Women’s and Gender Studies major and minor also carry general education credit. With some planning, you will find it easy to major or double major and prepare for a career or graduate school.

African-American Studies Anthropology Art
Classical Studies English German and Russian
History Human Development and Family Studies Philosophy
Political Science Psychology Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Religious Studies Social Work Sociology

African-American Studies

A major in African American Studies requires a minimum of 30 hours in AFS and related area courses.

Core Courses (15 Hours): AFS 201, 210, and 410; ENG 374 or 376; HIS 301 or 302 or 389.

Additional AFS and Related Area Courses (15 Hours): AFS 200, 305, 310, 320, 400; ART 102; DCE 232, 332; ATY 325; ENG 204, 315; HIS 203, 204, 306, 399, 502, 524, 581; MUS 214; PHI 121; PSC 391; REL 229; SOC 222, 227, 425; or WGS 333.

Because WGS 333 counts for both majors, a double major in African American Studies and WGS requires a minimum of 54 hours of course work. All courses for both majors can be completed in as few as 4 semesters. Many of these courses also fulfill general education requirements.

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Anthropology

A major in Anthropology requires a minimum of 27 hours in ATY courses above the 100-level.

Core Courses (15 Hours): ATY 213, 253, 360, 387, 411.

Upper Division Courses(6 Hours): Two additional courses at the 400 or 500 level.

Elective Courses (6 Hours): Additional course(s) in one or more of the following subdisciplines: Archaeology, Ethnology, Linguistic Anthropology, or Physical Anthropology.

A double major in Anthropology and WGS requires a minimum of 54 hours of course work above the 100-level. All courses for both majors can be completed in as few as 3 1/2 semesters. Many of these courses also fulfill general education requirements.

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Art

A major in Art (BA) requires a minimum of 33 to 36 hours in ART courses in one of the following concentrations: Art History/Museum Studies or Studio Art. Take for example the Art History/Museum Studies concentration:

Core Courses (15 Hours): ART 100 or 101, 201, 202, 203, 204.

Studio Courses (6-7 Hours): Including one of the following: ART 120, 140, or 150; and one 200-level studio course.

Art History Courses (12 Hours): ART 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 400, 493, 500, or 501.

Museum Studies (3 Hours): ART 590.

Special Problems Courses (3 Hours): Including one of the following: ART 393, 400, 401.

A double major in Art History/Museum Studies and WGS requires a minimum of 63 hours of course work. All courses for both majors can be completed in as few as 4 1/2 semesters. Many of these courses also fulfill general education requirements.

Career Options: Career options include museum curator, art education, studio art, arts councils and community agencies.

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Classical Studies

A major in Classical Studies requires a minimum of 27 hours in one of the following concentrations: Greek Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature, Classical Civilization (with either a Latin or Greek focus), or Classical Archaeology. At least 9 hours must be at or above the 300-level. Take for example the Classical Civilization concentration:

Language Courses (6-15 Hours): Sufficient hours in either Greek or Latin with a minimum proficiency through the 204-level (excluding GRK 150).

Core Course (3 Hours): CCI 201 (Greek focus) or CCI 202 (Latin Focus)

Elective Courses (9-18 Hours): Sufficient hours in Classical l literature or ancient history chosen as follows:

Greek Focus: CCI 205, 206, 211, 220, 227, 228, 230, 305, 306, 313, 314, 321, 323, 340, 351, 353, 405.

Latin Focus: CCI 205, 206, 212, 220, 227, 228, 230, 305, 306, 307, 323, 324, 325, 326, 340, 350, 354, 355, 405, 502.

A double major in Classical Civilization and WGS requires a minimum of 54 hours of course work. All courses for both majors can be completed in as few as 4 semesters. Many of these courses also fulfill general education requirements.

Career Options: Majors in classical studies can do anything! In addition to entering graduate school in a variety of Humanities disciplines, recent graduates have gone into the fields of law, medicine, business, publishing, teaching, computer science and marketing management. Please talk to the Classical Studies Department about the different concentrations in their degree program and the many career options available to their graduates.

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English

A major in English requires a minimum of 30 hours in ENG courses above the 100-level.

Core Courses (12 Hours): ENG 211, 212, 251, 303.

Language Course (3 Hours): ENG 260, 261, 321, 513, 531, 549, 221, 225, 325, 326, 425, 426, 219, 223, 319, 320, 322, 323, 327, 522, 524, 401, or 402.

Literature Courses Before 1800 (6 Hours): 332, 336, 337, 338, 339 or 340, 342, 360, 372, 381, 450, 510, 537, 540, 541, 561.

Literature Courses After 1800 (6 Hours): 315, 331, 333, 344, 345, 346, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 358, 359, 373, 374, 376, 377, 378, 379, 382, 451, 545, 550, 558, 559, 563, 564, 565, or 582.

Elective Course (3 Hours): One additional course in English at or above the 200-level.

Because ENG 331, 332, and 531 can count for both majors, a double major in English and WGS requires a minimum of 48 hours of course work. All courses for both majors can be completed in as few as 3 1/2 semesters. Many of these courses also fulfill general education requirements.

Career Options: Career options include journalism, pre-law, publishing, marketing, advertising, as well as women’s leadership, community agencies, & public service.

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German and Russian

A major in German or Russian requires a minimum of 27 hours in GER or RUS courses above the 204-level.

German Major Requirements

Literature and Culture Courses (12 Hours): GER 215, 216, 217, 218, 221, 305, 306, 403, 404, 405, 406, 491, 492, or 493 (if 3 s.h.).

Additional Courses (15 Hours): Five additional courses above the 204-level.

Russian Major Requirements

Foreign Language Courses (6 Hours): Two courses beyond the intermediate level of a modern foreign language.

Core Courses (6 Hours): INS 233A or 233B; INS 400A or 400B.

Additional Courses (15 Hours): To be selected from the following categories:

Arts and Literature: Any course in the Arts and Literature with a focus on international materials or any course reading literature in a foreign language above the 200-level.

Society and Politics: Any course with a primary focus on international social, historical, and political issues.

Economics and Environment: Any course with a primary focus on international dimensions of economics and on environmental issues.

Culture and Belief Systems: Any course with a primary focus on ideological, religious, or philosophical issues and their international impact.

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History

A major in History requires a minimum of 30 hours in HIS courses above the 100-level.

The minimum of 30 hours must include: 1) 12 hours at the 200-level, with no more than 6 hours in the Western European Field; 2) 12 hours at the 300-level, which must include one “research intensive” course; 3) 6 hours at the 500-level, which must include HIS 511 A, B, or C.

Field Requirements: The minimum of 30 hours must include at least 6 hours from each of the following three fields:

Field I (Europe): 220, 221, 222, 223, 251, 252, 309, 310, 311, 315, 349, 351, 353, 354, 355, 360, 363, 364, 365, 368, 369, 371, 373, 374, 375, 376, 392, 393, 397, 510, 511b, 541, 542, 544, 560, 562, 563, 564, 567, 571, 574.

Field II (United States): 211, 212, 301, 302, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 343, 344, 347, 359, 502, 511a, 512, 515, 517, 518, 520, 522, 524, 526, 530, 545a, 545b, 546, 549, 551.

Field III (Wider World): 203, 204, 215, 216, 217, 218, 239, 240, 303, 304, 306, 320, 321, 370, 377, 378, 381, 383, 384, 385, 386, 389, 399, 508, 511c, 538, 540, 575, 577, 581, 587, 588.

Because HIS 304, 328, 329, 359, and 555 count for both majors, a double major in History and WGS requires a minimum of 42 hours of course work. All courses for both majors can be completed in as few as 3 semesters. Many of these courses also fulfill general education requirements.

Career Options: Career options include law, teaching, historical editing, or public service. An undergraduate concentration in Public History is also useful to double majors interested in pursuing careers in archives, museums, or historic preservation.

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Human Development and Family Studies

A major in Human Development and Family Studies requires a minimum of 42 hours in HDF courses in one of the following concentrations: Early Care and Education, Child and Adolescent Development in the Family, or Family Studies.

Take for example the Family Studies concentration:

Foundation Courses (30 Hours): HDF 211, 212, 302, 303, 304, 409, 421, 428 or 462, 445, 465.

Skills and Professional Courses (12 Hours): HDF 475, 477, 499.

A double major in Human Development and Family Studies and WGS requires a minimum of 69 hours of course work.* All courses for both majors can be completed in as few as 4 1/2 semesters. Many of these courses also fulfill general education requirements.

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Philosophy

A major in Philiosopy requires a minimum of 27 hours in PHI courses, including at least 24 hours above the 100-level and at least 18 hours above the 200-level.

Required Courses (12 Hours): PHI 310, 251, 252, 494.

Electives (12 Hours): To be determined with the advice of your PHI advisor.

A double major in Philosophy and WGS requires a minimum of 54 hours of course work above the 100-level. All courses for both majors can be completed in as few as 3 1/2 semesters. Many of these courses also fulfill general education requirements.

Career Options: Career options include law school or professor of philosophy.

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Political Science

A major in Political Science requires a minimum of 30 hours in PSC courses. At least 18 of these hours must be at the 300-level or higher.

Core Courses (12 Hours): PSC 100, 240, 260, 301.

Electives (18 Hours): No specific PSC courses required, but all must be at the 300-level or higher.

Because PSC 335 and 336 count for both majors, a double major in Political Science and WGS requires a minimum of 51 hours of course work. All courses for both majors can be completed in as few as 3 1/2 semesters. Many of these courses also fulfill general education requirements.

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Psychology

A major in Psychology requires a minimum of 35 hours in PSY courses.

Core Courses (10 Hours): PSY 121, 310 (or STA 271), and 311.

Intermediate Courses (12 Hours): PSY 230, 240, 250, 260, 275, or 280.

Upper Level Courses (13 Hours): Courses to be selected from at least two different core areas, including at least one laboratory course:

Area I (Biospsychology): PSY 435 or 435L, 436 or 436L, 438 or 438L.

Area II (Behavior Analysis): PSY 442 or 442L, 444.

Area III (Development): PSY 455 or 455L, 456 or 456L, 457.

Area IV (Social): PSY 460 or 460L, 461 or 461L, 462 or 462L, 463 or 463L.

Area V (Clinical): PSY 470 or 470L, 471 or 471L, 472.

Area VI (Cognitive): PSY 481 or 481L, 483 or 483L, 485.

Because PSY 346 counts for both majors, a double major in PSY and WGS requires a minimum of 59 hours of course work. All courses for both majors can be completed in as few as 4 semesters. Some of these courses also fulfill general education requirements.

Career Options: Career options include clinical and counseling psychology; specializing in women and their families; crisis intervention and crisis hotline programs; human resources and personnel; pre-professional training for law school; teaching and research related to gender.

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Recreation, Parks and Tourism

A major in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism requires a minimum of 46 hours in RPT courses in one of three concentrations: Leisure Services Management, Therapeutic Recreation, or Travel, Tourism, and Commercial Recreation.

Required Courses (37 Hours): RPT 111, 212, 213, 251, 314, 315, 416, 417, 418, 511.

Concentration Courses

Leisure Services Management Concentration (12 Hours): RPT 241, 342, 445, 446.

Commercial Recreation Concentration (12 Hours): RPT 324, 446, 450, 452.

Therapeutic Recreation Concentration (9 Hours): RPT 231, 332, 433.

A double major in RPT and WGS requires a minimum of 73 hours of course work.* All courses for both majors can be completed in as few as 5 semesters. Many of these courses also fulfill general education requirements, which significantly reduces the time you need to complete the double major.

Career Options: A double major in WGS and RPT would allow the student to recognize how gender, race, and class issues affect recreation, to understand how programming can be developed for diverse audiences, and to better understand how to manage recreation organization

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Religious Studies

A major in Religious Studies requires a minimum of 27 hours in Religious Studies above the 100-level.

Core Courses (24 Hours): Including at least two courses from each of the following categories:

Traditions and Historical Studies: REL 201, 202, 204, 210, 211, 212, 215, 218, 220, 221, 225, 229, 250, 301, 305, 311, 313, 351, 366, or 367.

Cultural and Theoretical Studies: REL 207, 232, 240, 251, 259, 309, 310, 312, 314, 315, 318, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 330, 333, 340, 365, or 503.

Senior Seminar (3 Hours): REL 410.

Because REL 309, 310, and 312 count for both majors, a double major in Religious Studies and WGS requires a minimum of 45 hours of course work. Occassionally, other REL courses are cross-listed with WGS, which may reduce hours further. All courses for both majors can be completed in as few as 3 1/2 semesters. Many of these courses also fulfill general education requirements

Career Options: Recent Religious Studies graduates have attended graduate programs at Princeton, Columbia, Duke, Emory, Harvard, Princeton Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, University of Chicago, UNC-Greensboro, Wake Forest, and Yale. Majors have gone on to a number of careers, including: Child/Family therapist for Pro Behavioral Health in Boulder, CO; Vice-President of ResourceNet; International Manager of Pastoral Care Services for Carilion Health Systems; Pastor at Long Branch Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC; Mediator for the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago, IL; Vice-President of a local office of Bank of America.

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Social Work

A major in Social Work requires a minimum of 42 hours in SWK courses above the 100-level in one of the following concentrations: Social Work or School Social Work with Special Subject-Area Teacher Licensure. Admission to the major requires completion of a minimum of 51 semester hours, a minimum grade point average of 2.0, and completion of SWK 215 with a grade of C or above. Take for example the Social Work Concentration:

Admission to Field Instruction Courses (18 Hours): SWK 215, 310, 311, 315, 325, 351.

Practice Sequence (18 Hours): SWK 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416.

500-Level Courses (6 Hours): To be determined with the advice of your Social Work advisor.

A double major in Social Work and WGS requires a minimum of 69 hours of course work.* All courses for both majors can be completed in as few as 5 semesters. Many of these courses also fulfill general education requirements, which significantly reduces the time you need to complete the double major.

Career Options: Career options include social work in such settings as health care, mental health, schools, aging, public welfare, child welfare, corrections, family counseling agencies, and family and domestic violence.

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Sociology

A major in Sociology requires a minimum of 30 hours in SOC courses.

Core Courses (12 Hours): SOC 101, 290, 301, 302, 490.

Additional Courses (9 Hours): SOC 341, 342, 344, 345, 346.

Electives (9 Hours): Three additional SOC courses.

Because SOC 329 and 335 count for both majors, a double major in Sociology and WGS requires a minimum of 51 hours of course work. All courses for both majors can be completed in as few as 3 1/2 semesters. Many of these courses also fulfill general education requirements.

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* Not including cognate requirements for the major.

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