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Note: Bachelor of Arts degrees require 120 hours. Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees require additional hours; see Program of Study for major requirements.
Note: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees follow General Education Requirements for the BA except where specified in Programs of Study for major requirements.
Specified or additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:
It is strongly recommended that students continuing the study of a foreign language begin college-level study of that language in their first semester and continue in that language until their particular foreign language requirement is completed.
Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements:
The following courses fulfill some of the General Education Requirements, must be completed for a major in women’s and gender studies, and should be taken in the first 45 hours:
For an outline of other General Education Requirements, see “College of Arts and Sciences.”
WGST or Approved Discipline-Based Courses
The following course fulfills one of the General Education Requirements, must be completed for a major in Women’s and Gender Studies, and should be taken in the first 45 hours:
The cognate is intended to support the course work in the major. The cognate must consist of twelve (12) hours of courses at the advanced level, outside of but related to the major. The cognate may be taken in one or more departments or programs, depending on the interests of the student and the judgment of the advisor.
Courses offered by departments and programs that are acceptable for cognate credit are outlined in the section titled Courses Acceptable for Cognate Credit in Degree Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.
For cognate course offerings in other colleges, consult the appropriate sections of this bulletin. Some major programs have specific cognate requirements.
It should be emphasized that the cognate is not a second set of elective courses to be chosen at random by the student. The cognate must be approved by the major advisor as being related to the major field of study. Students are urged to consult their major advisors for specific requirements in their major.
Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the cognate.
For Bachelor of Arts degrees, all cognate courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
In place of the cognate a student in the College of Arts and Sciences may choose a minor consisting of at least 18 credit hours of prescribed courses. (Some minors in the sciences require a minimum of 16 hours.) The subject area of the minor may be related to the major. Students pursuing interdisciplinary minors who wish to use courses in their major department for minor credit must petition the College Committee on Scholastic Standards and Petitions for permission to do so.
The minor is intended to develop a coherent basic preparation in a second area of study. It differs from the cognate inasmuch as the courses must be concentrated in one area and must follow a structured sequence. Interdisciplinary minors can be designed with the approval of the assistant dean for academic affairs and advising.
Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the minor. No course may satisfy both major and minor requirements. All minor courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher. At least half of the courses in the minor must be completed in residence at the University.
A list of minor programs of study can be found at Programs A-Z.
We proposed deletion of WGST 111, which was approved by the Faculty Senate fall 2016. We submitted the resulting changes to the major and minor at the same time that we submitted the deletion. We are resubmitting as separate proposals, as requested.
The deletion of 111 necessitates a change in the Major Prerequisites from 2 courses (6 hours) to 1 course, WGST 112 (3 hours). The number of hours required for the major (27 hours) remains the same.
In addition, because WGST 381 Gender and Globalization is one of our most popular courses and clearly meets our requirement for 3 hours in Cross-cultural Issues: Non-US or Comparative, we would like to add WGST 381 to the list of D. Cross-cultural issues: non-U.S. or Comparative (3 hours):
The Proposal to Delete WGST 111 has already been addressed by Chris Nesmith of Palmetto College, and approved by the Faculty Senate.
This proposal contains two separate proposals - one to change the BA in WGST and one to change the Minor in WGST. These need to be submitted as two separate proposals. (As it's written now, you would be requiring every WGST major to have a minor in WGST as well.)
Before I realized this I made a couple minor changes to the way WGST 112 would be listed in the requirements. My edits made this look more like the current list, just with only 1 entry in the list.
Once you separate the proposals I do not see any reason why I would not be able to provide quick approval to both proposals.
Just as submitting multiple actions in a single proposal is problematic, so is submitting multiple proposals for the same program. Neither of us has any control over which proposal would be processed first, and if they arrive in the wrong order you won't end up with the programs being represented the way you intend.
In fact, since each of your proposals starts with the current requirements and implements only one of the two desired changes, neither proposal contains your desired requirements for the BA in WGST.
Please combine the two proposals for the BA into a single proposal. (You should've just received a similar message asking you to combine the two proposals to modify the Minor in WGST.)
This should be simple edit - a couple copy-paste.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
Minor changes - delete WGST 111 which changes major prerequisites from 2 to 1; add WGST 381 as option for cross-cultural issues.
No BOT, CHE or SACS required.