Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexualilty Studies

The Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Mexican American Studies, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Women's Studies, as well as minors in African American Studies and Women's Studies. The B.A. in Mexican American Studies prepares students to enter graduate school or pursue a career as an educator, researcher, community leader, or community advocate.The Department also offers courses that may be used to fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements or that may be taken as support courses for programs within the University or as electives.

Department Honors

The Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies awards Department Honors to certain outstanding students and provides the opportunity for advanced study under close faculty supervision. Selection for honors designation is based on the student’s academic performance and recommendation by the faculty of the student’s major discipline.

To be eligible for the program in the Mexican American Studies major, students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 at UTSA and a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in their major at UTSA. The minimum grade point averages must be maintained for students to receive the approval of the Department Honors Committee and the discipline faculty. Students applying for Department Honors are expected to enroll in the appropriate honors thesis course during their final two semesters. The completed thesis must be approved by the supervising faculty sponsor and another departmental faculty member. Students interested in this program should contact their professors for additional information.

Students whose grade point average in Women's Studies major coursework before the start of their final year at UTSA is 3.25 or above, and whose overall grade point average is 3.00, may earn Honors in Women's Studies. Students must complete 6 semester credit hours of  WS 4993 Honors Thesis, complete a substantial research paper approved by the Women's Studies Program Scholarship and Honors Committee, and maintain a 3.25 grade point average in the major. The grade point average requirements apply to all transfer work as well as all courses taken at UTSA. Students are advised to consult with the Undergraduate Advisor of Record for the Women's Studies Program regarding requirements and appropriate deadlines.

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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mexican American Studies

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Mexican American Studies is an interdisciplinary program integrating Mexican American studies with a specific liberal arts discipline. Majors are required to complete 39 semester credit hours from a prescribed program of study that must include 18 semester credit hours from one of nine concentrations: Anthropology; Communities, Families, and Children; History; Interdisciplinary Studies; Literary and Cultural Studies; Nonprofit Management; Political Science; Sociology; or Spanish.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the 120 hours must be upper-division. A maximum of 66 community college semester credit hours may be applied to this program. All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Mexican American Studies majors are encouraged to select a double major in the 39-semester-hour content of their concentration (i.e., Anthropology, Bicultural Bilingual Studies, Business Administration, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish).

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.A. degree in Mexican American Studies must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

ANT 2033 is recommended to satisfy a core requirement in Life and Physical Sciences. ENG 2213, ENG 2383, or ENG 2423 is recommended to satisfy a core requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. MAS 2023 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Creative Arts. BBL 2003, BBL 2243, or SOC 2013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. ANT 2053 or ANT 2063 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement under the Component Area Option.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1053Mathematics for Business3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1133Calculus for Business3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
CHE 1083Introduction to the Molecular Structure of Matter3
CHE 1093Introduction to Molecular Transformations3
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2023Literature and Film3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2013Basic Philosophical Problems3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ARC 2413History of Architecture I3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
BBL 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2653Music in Culture3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683History and Styles of Western Art Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2713History of Recorded Music3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

 Degree Requirements

A. Mexican American studies
1. Required courses:
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
or BBL 3133 Language Development in Bilinguals
ENG 3513Mexican American Literature3
or ENG 4613 Topics in Mexican American Literature
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MAS 3033Mexican Americans in the Southwest3
MAS 4083Research Seminar in Mexican American Studies3
2. Select one course from the following:3
Mexican American Culture (required for anthropology concentration)
African American Literature (may substitute for MAS 4953, POL 3093 or SOC 3433 when courses not offered)
Musical Mestizaje
Chicana/o Queer Communities, Identities and Theories
Historical Legacies: Chicanas/os in Education
Social Psychological Considerations in Mexican American Communities
Mexican American Family
Special Studies in Mexican American Studies (Anthropology concentration students may substitute this course for BBL 3023 when topic is on Mexican Americans and cultural anthropology.)
Mexican American Politics (required for political science concentration)
Mexican Immigration and U.S. Society (recommended for communities, families, and children concentration)
Latin American Literature to Modernism (if not taken for the concentration)
Latin American Literature since Modernism (if not taken for the concentration)
Feminist Theories (may substitute for MAS 4953, POL 3093, or SOC 3433 when courses not offered)
B. Areas of concentration
Select one of the following areas of concentration. Students are encouraged to select their area of concentration as early in their program as possible.18
Concentration in Anthropology
1. Select three of the following:
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Language, Thought, and Culture
2. Required upper-division courses:
Arts of Ancient Mesoamerica
Indians of Mesoamerica
Select one of the following:
Archaeology of the American Southwest
Mexican Immigration and U.S. Society 1
Feminist Theories 1
Concentration in Communities, Families, and Children
Foundations of Bilingual Studies
Children’s Literature for Bilingual Learners
Child Growth and Development
Second Language Teaching and Learning in EC–6
Mexican American Family
Sociology of Education
Concentration in History
1. Required courses:
Historical Methods
The Spanish and Mexican Borderlands
History of Mexico
Seminar in History
2. Select two of the following:
History of the American West
Mexican American History since 1900
United States-Mexico Border
History of Religion in the United States
Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies
Children’s Literature for Bilingual Learners
Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society
Diversity, Equity, and the Social Sciences
Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts
Historical Legacies: Chicanas/os in Education
Mexican American Family
Concentration in Literary and Cultural Studies
1. Methods. Note: This requirement must be completed before continuing with any other concentration requirements.
Literary Criticism and Analysis 1
2. Select one of the following:
Multiethnic Literatures of the United States 1
Literature of Texas and the Southwest 1
3. Select one of the following:
Feminist Theory of Literature
Special Topics in Women Writers
4. Select one of the following:
Mexican American Literature (if not taken for the major requirement)
Topics in Multiethnic Literatures of the United States 1
Topics in Mexican American Literature (if not taken for the major requirement)
5. Select one of the following:
Mexican American Culture (if not taken for the major requirement)
African American Literature
American Film 1
6. Select one of the following:
Special Studies in English 1
Seminar for English Majors 1
Concentration in Nonprofit Management
1. Required courses:
Internship in Mexican American Studies
Fundraising in Nonprofit Agencies
Introduction to Nonprofit Agencies
Public and Nonprofit Financial Management
2. Select two courses from the following:
Organizational Communication
Managing Nonprofit Organizations
Strategic Planning in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
Special Topics in Public Administration
Concentration in Political Science
1. Required courses:
Texas Politics and Society (may be used to fulfill a core requirement in Government-Political Science)
Quantitative Methods in Political Science
Mexican American Politics
2. Select one of the following:
Introduction to Political Theory
Introduction to Political Science
Law and Society
Comparative Politics
3. Three upper-division political science courses selected from three of the categories below:
American Politics
Women in Politics
African American Political Thought
Race, Ethnicity and Public Policy
Urban Development: Politics Planning, and Power
Comparative or International Politics
Comparative Politics
Latin American Politics
Politics of Mexico
Politics of the Third World
The Welfare State in Comparative Perspective
International Politics
Theories of International Justice
Globalization
Political Theory
Political Philosophy: Contemporary
Public Administration or Public Law
Public Administration
Urban Development: Politics Planning, and Power
Public Law
The American Legal Process
Justice and Social Policy
Concentration in Sociology
1. Required courses:
Introduction to Sociology
Race and Ethnic Relations
Sociological Theory
Qualitative Research Methods
Quantitative Research Methods
2. Select two courses from the following:
Social Stratification
Religion and Society
Latinas in U.S. Society
Poverty
Mexican Immigration and U.S. Society
Concentration in Spanish
1. Required courses:
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Linguistic Structures of Spanish
Introduction to Literature
Grammar and Composition
Latin American Literature to Modernism
Latin American Literature since Modernism
Latin American Culture and Civilization
2. Select one of the following:
Spanish for Bilingual Instructional Delivery
Topics in Mexican American Literature (when content includes Spanish literature and if not taken for the major requirement)
The Spanish of the United States
C. Electives
Select 39 semester credit hours of electives39
Total Credit Hours78

  B.A. in Mexican American Studies – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
ANT 2033 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (core) 3
BBL 2003 Language, Culture, and Society (core and major) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Mathematics core 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MAS 2023 Latino Cultural Expressions (core and major) 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core ) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (Q) (core ) 3
American History core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
ANT 2053
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (core and major)
or Language, Thought, and Culture
3
ECO 2003 Economic Principles and Issues (core ) 3
MAS 2013 Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies (core) 3
POL 1133
Texas Politics and Society (core)
or Civil Rights in Texas and America
3
Concentration courses (see Section B) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MAS 3033 Mexican Americans in the Southwest 3
ENG 2213
Literary Criticism and Analysis (core)
or Multiethnic Literatures of the United States
or Literature of Texas and the Southwest
3
Concentration courses (see Section B) 3
Concentration courses (see Section B) 3
Elective in MAS (MAS 3043 or MAS 3413) 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
ENG 3513
Mexican American Literature
or Topics in Mexican American Literature
3
Concentration courses (see Section B) 6
Elective in MAS 3
Upper-division electives (see Section C) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Concentration courses (see Section B) 6
Upper-division electives (see Section C) 9
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Electives (enough upper-division hours to meet required 39, see Section C) 12
 Credit Hours12
Spring
MAS 4083 Research Seminar in Mexican American Studies 1 3
American History core 3
Electives (enough upper-division hours to meet required 39; see Section C) 12
 Credit Hours18
 Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Women's Studies

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Women’s Studies provides students with the opportunity to examine the social, historical, political, and cultural experiences of women and men from an interdisciplinary perspective. Emphasis on cross-disciplinary research methods enables students to pursue a theoretically-informed understanding of women and issues of gender and sexuality in diverse U.S. and global cultures and across time.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.A. degree in Women’s Studies must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1053Mathematics for Business3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1133Calculus for Business3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
CHE 1083Introduction to the Molecular Structure of Matter3
CHE 1093Introduction to Molecular Transformations3
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2023Literature and Film3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2013Basic Philosophical Problems3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ARC 2413History of Architecture I3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
BBL 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2653Music in Culture3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683History and Styles of Western Art Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2713History of Recorded Music3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

 Degree Requirements

A. Major courses
1. Required courses
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 3613Feminist Research Methodologies3
WS 4623Feminist Theories3
WS 4933Internship in Women’s Studies3
WS 4973Seminar in Women’s Studies3
2. Select 1 course from the Globalization and Borderlands group below3
3. Select 1 course from the Culture and Society group below3
B. Groups
Select eight courses from at least two of the following groups:24
Theory and Methods
Feminist Theory of Literature
Special Topics in Women Writers
Special Topics in Women's Studies
Globalization and Borderlands
Latino Cultural Expressions
Gender and Cities: An Introduction to Feminist Geography
Feminism and Globalization
Culture and Society
Studies in Gender and Sexuality
Sex, Gender, and Culture
Mexican American Culture
Social Psychological Considerations in Mexican American Communities
Biology of Human Reproduction
Gender and Crime
Women and Literature
History of Women in the United States: Pre-Columbus to 1890
History of Women in the United States: Since 1890
Women and Gender in India
Survey of Human Sexuality
Society and Social Issues
Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies
Women in Politics
Psychological Perspectives on Gender
Relationships
Families in Society
Latinas in U.S. Society
Poverty
Sociology of Gender
Sociology of the Mexican American Community
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
Independent Study
Honors Thesis
C. Electives
Select 33 semester credit hours of free electives, some of which may need be upper-division, depending on the student’s course selections in Section B. Students are advised to consult with their Major Advisor to verify that they will meet the 39 upper-division hours required for the B.A. degree in Women's Studies.33
Total Credit Hours78

 B.A. in Women’s Studies – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
HIS 1043
United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core)
or United States History: Civil War Era to Present
or Texas History
3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Mathematics core 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
HIS 1043
United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core)
or United States History: Civil War Era to Present
or Texas History
3
POL 1133
Texas Politics and Society (core)
or Civil Rights in Texas and America
3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Free elective 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
WS 2013 Introduction to Women’s Studies 3
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Culture and Society group 3
Free elective 3
Globalization and Borderlands group 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences core 3
Component Area Option core 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
WS 3613 Feminist Research Methodologies 3
Free elective 3
Subject Group elective 3
Subject Group elective 3
Creative Arts core 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
WS 4623 Feminist Theories 3
Free elective 3
Subject Group elective 3
Subject Group elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
WS 4973 Seminar in Women’s Studies 3
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
Subject Group elective 3
Subject Group elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
WS 4933 Internship in Women’s Studies 3
Free elective 3
Subject Group elective 3
Subject Group elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120

Minor in African American Studies

The Minor in African American Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to the political, cultural, historical, and social experiences of African Americans in the United States, and people of African descent globally. Literature and research methods drawn from several disciplines enable students to enhance their understanding of African Americans’ unique social circumstances, contributions, and heritage. The mission of the African American Studies program at UTSA is to promote academic and professional excellence. We achieve this goal by enhancing cultural competency skills, enriching the theoretical knowledge base and practical skills set of students related to working with diverse populations, and advancing critical thinking skills related to multiple facets of the African American experience and the African Diaspora.

All students pursuing a Minor in African American Studies must complete 18 semester credit hours, at least 12 hours of which must be at the upper-division level.

A. Required courses:
AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
B. Two African American Studies courses selected from the following:6
African American Cultural Experiences
African American Studies Research Seminar
Civil Rights Movement & African American Education
African Americans in Higher Education
Topics in African American Studies
C. Two courses selected from the following:6
Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Multiculturalism in the Southwest
Cultural and Linguistic Equity for Schooling
Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society
Multiethnic Literatures of the United States
African American Literature
North American Indian Histories
African American History to the Civil War
African American History since the Civil War
Occupation, Revolution and Nation in Africa
Migration, Society and Culture in Africa
History of the Civil Rights Movement
History and Styles of Jazz
Minorities and the Law
Civil Rights in Texas and America (when the topic is Civil Rights)
African American Political Thought
Race, Ethnicity and Public Policy
Health Care System
Other course substitutions require pre-approval of the advisor and program director.
Students may take the following courses under section C with approval of program director:
Independent Study
Internship in African American Studies
Total Credit Hours18

 To declare a Minor in African American Studies, obtain advice, or seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students should consult their academic advisor.

Minor in Women’s Studies

All students pursuing a Minor in Women’s Studies (WS) are required to complete 18 semester credit hours (6 of which must be upper division, 3000-4000 level).

A. Required Courses
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 4623Feminist Theories3
B. Additional coursework
Select four of the following, in at least two disciplines other than the student’s major:12
Studies in Gender and Sexuality
Sex, Gender, and Culture
Latino Cultural Expressions
Mexican American Culture
Social Psychological Considerations in Mexican American Communities
Biology of Human Reproduction
Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity
Race, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice
Gender and Crime
Women and Literature
Feminist Theory of Literature
History of Women in the United States: Pre-Columbus to 1890
History of Women in the United States: Since 1890
Women and Gender in India
Understanding Human Sexuality
Society and Social Issues
Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies
Women in Politics
Psychological Perspectives on Gender
Relationships
Families in Society
Poverty
Sociology of Gender
Sociology of the Mexican American Community
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
Feminist Research Methodologies
Special Topics in Women Writers
Feminism and Globalization
Independent Study
Internship in Women’s Studies
Special Topics in Women's Studies
Total Credit Hours18

Note: Please consult the Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies for a complete list of courses that fulfill the Women's Studies minor.

To declare a Minor in Women’s Studies, obtain advice, obtain lists of relevant courses, or seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students should consult their academic advisor.

African American Studies (AAS) Courses

AAS 2013. Introduction to African American Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Offers an interdisciplinary introduction to major topics in African American Studies. Course materials will address basic contours of the black experience in the United States. Topics that may be investigated include historical, autobiographical, political, cultural, sociological, literary, and/or popular responses to and representation of African Americans in the United States. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

AAS 2113. African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines topics related to twentieth-century African American culture, leadership, and social experiences. The focus of this course includes emphasis on civic engagement, leadership, and/or cultural expression (i.e., music, performance arts, film, visual arts) that informs collective identities, social movements, and/or relevant social issues. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

AAS 3013. African American Cultural Experiences. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines cultural expressions (e.g., art, music, film, literature, cultural identity) in the African American experience. The substantive and disciplinary emphasis can vary from one semester to another. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

AAS 3113. African American Studies Research Seminar. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to introduce students to basic research methods and methodological issues in African American Studies. The course covers methods of social science research, research conceptualization, and research design. Students will become familiar with various methods of data collection, data analysis, and theoretical concepts that pertain to developing critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

AAS 3123. Civil Rights Movement & African American Education. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides an introduction to the period of struggle in American history known as the Civil Rights Movement. The objective is to survey the major historical figures, organizations, locations, strategies and ideas that coalesce to make the history of the movement. The course will analyze the historical trajectory of educational policies with particular emphasis on the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954 and its implications over the following 20 years. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

AAS 3133. African Americans in Higher Education. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores the history of African Americans in higher education. The course examines especially significant post-secondary issues and topics in the twentieth century, such as access, equity, diversity, student organizations, institutional leadership, and current events. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

AAS 4013. Topics in African American Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course analyzes historical and contemporary issues and phenomena associated with African Americans. It explores different methodological approaches by inquiring about these issues and phenomena, and presents varying arguments and ideological positions concerning these public-affairs matters. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Two or more topics courses may be taken concurrently. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

AAS 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the program director, and Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 3 semester credit hours may be applied to the minor. Course Fee: STSH $5.

AAS 4912. Independent Study. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the program director, and Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 3 semester credit hours may be applied to the minor. Course Fee: STSH $10.

AAS 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the program director, and Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 3 semester credit hours may be applied to the minor. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

AAS 4933. Internship in African American Studies. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of internship coordinator. Supervised experience relevant to African American studies within selected community organizations. A maximum of 3 semester credit hours may be applied to the minor. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

Mexican American Studies (MAS) Courses

MAS 2013. Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HUMA 1305)

An introduction to the field of Chicano(a) studies from its inception to the present. Chicano(a) studies and scholarship are explored through multidisciplinary concepts, theory, and methodologies, providing differing interpretations of the Chicano and Chicana experience in the United States. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. (Formerly BBL 2013. Credit cannot be earned for both MAS 2013 and BBL 2013.) Generally offered: Spring. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

MAS 2023. Latino Cultural Expressions. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HUMA 1311)

An introductory overview of Hispanic visual, performing, and folk arts from their origins in the Iberian peninsula, through the later blending of cultures and their parallelism during revolutionary periods, to contemporary Latino expressions in the United States. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts. (Same as BBL 2023. Credit cannot be earned for both MAS 2023 and BBL 2023.) Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

MAS 2033. Multiculturalism in the Southwest. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A panoramic study of the concept of culture and the social dynamics of exchange among those ethnic groups that determine the multicultural milieu of the Southwest. Examination of cultural differences and similarities among all peoples of the region and the role of multiculturalism in politics, education, economics, religion, and everyday life. (Same as BBL 2033. Credit cannot be earned for both MAS 2033 and BBL 2033.) Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

MAS 3003. Musical Mestizaje. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Designed to examine Mexican American experience at the borders where the cultural form of music becomes a way of expressing cultural contact, tension, conflict as well as accommodation and resistance. Music becomes a site of excavating issues of inheritance as well as understanding the dynamics of creative expression. Course reflects historical and social contexts to engage the cultural production of the genres and themes of music found in Mexican American communities. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

MAS 3013. Chicana/o Queer Communities, Identities and Theories. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Through an intersectional lens that addresses gender and sexuality in conjunction with race and class, this course examines concepts of identity, community, and belonging for and by Mexican American lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer communities. Topics may include language, migration, history, health, family and kinship. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

MAS 3023. Historical Legacies: Chicanas/os in Education. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course presents key texts that are central to the study of Chicanas/os in education. This course critically examines the historical legacies and contemporary experiences of Chicana/o children and youth in U.S. educational institutions. The course will present various theoretical perspectives that problematize the pervasive history of educational inequality and patterns of academic attainment and achievement throughout the educational pipeline. Special attention will be given to the pervasive history of segregation, tracking, language oppression, and assimilationist ideologies and practices, as well as the current struggles for educational justice in Chicana/o schools and communities. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

MAS 3033. Mexican Americans in the Southwest. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Historical foundations of the United States–Mexico biculturalism in the Southwest. An examination of the historical forces that created and shaped the Mexican American people as a bicultural community. Attention is given to Mexican American contributions in arts, economics, literature, and politics. (Same as BBL 3033. Credit cannot be earned for both MAS 3033 and BBL 3033.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

MAS 3043. Social Psychological Considerations in Mexican American Communities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A cross-cultural and social psychological study of human development, interethnic communication, stereotyping, learning styles, or other topics relevant to the bicultural setting. (Same as BBL 3043. Credit cannot be earned for both MAS 3043 and BBL 3043.) Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

MAS 3413. Mexican American Family. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course offers an examination of the social status of Mexican Americans and their relationship to the dominant society. Issues may include the position of Mexican Americans in economic, political, and status hierarchies and the major factors limiting mobility within these systems. (Formerly BBL 3413. Same as SOC 3413. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of the following: BBL 3413, MAS 3413, or SOC 3413.) Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

MAS 4083. Research Seminar in Mexican American Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Provides students the opportunity to compare, contrast, and integrate social science theory and methods, and guides students in the conduct of sociocultural research in the Mexican American community. Emphasis will be given to qualitative and ethnographic methods and theory. (Formerly BBL 4083. Credit cannot be earned for both MAS 4083 and BBL 4083.) Generally offered: Spring. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

MAS 4931. Internship in Mexican American Studies. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

A supervised experience, relevant to the student’s program of study within selected community organizations and agencies. Must be taken on a credit/no-credit basis. Course Fee: STSH $5.

MAS 4932. Internship in Mexican American Studies. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

A supervised experience, relevant to the student’s program of study within selected community organizations and agencies. Must be taken on a credit/no-credit basis. Course Fee: STSH $10.

MAS 4933. Internship in Mexican American Studies. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A supervised experience, relevant to the student’s program of study within selected community organizations and agencies. Must be taken on a credit/no-credit basis. Course Fee: STSH $15.

MAS 4953. Special Studies in Mexican American Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. To apply credit earned in MAS 4953 toward a minor, consent of the academic advisor is required. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

MAS 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to candidates for Honors in Mexican American Studies during their last two semesters; completion of honors examination and consent of the Honors College. Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once with thesis advisor’s approval. Course Fee: STSH $15.

Women's Studies (WS) Courses

WS 2013. Introduction to Women’s Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces students to core concepts and frameworks in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, using interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches. Women and gender are studied as socially constructed categories created through institutions such as culture, the law, the media, and globalization. The course will provide students with the tools of critical feminist inquiry to assess how women’s lived experiences are shaped by such categories as race, ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, and disability. Students will examine theories and analytical concepts that emerge from specific historical periods and social movements. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. (Formerly WGS 2013. Credit cannot be earned for both WS 2013 and WGS 2013.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

WS 2023. Introduction to LGBTQ Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This interdisciplinary course introduces concepts and theories within LGBTQ Studies. Topics include issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. The central focus is to examine, challenge, and destabilize normative conceptualizations and representations of gender and sexuality. This class emphasizes different aspects of LGBTQ studies including history, queer theory, popular culture, media, and literature. Course work centers on complicating notions of queer identity through intersections of race, class, gender, and globalization. May not be repeated for credit. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

WS 3613. Feminist Research Methodologies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Rigorous examination of the theory, application, and ethical and epistemological concerns of feminist research. What does it mean to "research as a feminist"? Are there particular ways of producing knowledge as women? Investigating women’s issues within and across a range of traditional disciplines—history, arts, humanities, sciences, education, health, economics, law, etc.—the course will engage issues of researcher-subject relationships, representation, and value-driven research, to respond to dominant theories of knowledge production. Generally offered: Spring. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

WS 3953. Special Topics in Women Writers. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines women’s texts with special attention to understanding gender as a category of analysis. Variable topics may include women in the sciences, women and technology, literary and cultural representations, women and business, historical and political change, questions of class and nation, queer or transgender theories, or medical and health experiences. This class may emphasize the importance of intersecting categories of analysis including gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Formerly WGS 4853 and WS 4853.) Generally offered: Spring. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

WS 4623. Feminist Theories. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course will introduce multidisciplinary explorations of theorists’ attempts to describe, explain, and critique social institutions. Students will examine theoretical positions on gender and women in the study of the humanities and/or social sciences. Topics may include the ways in which women have been represented in cultural production with special consideration of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nationalism. May be repeated for credit only once when topics vary, but no more than 6 semester credit hours of WS 4623, regardless of cross-listed courses and disciplines, will apply to a bachelor's degree. (Formerly WGS 4623. Credit cannot be earned for both WS 4623 and WGS 4623.) Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

WS 4863. Feminism and Globalization. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Theoretical, historical, and empirical analysis of how current processes of globalization are transforming the actual conditions of women’s lives, labor, gender ideologies, and politics in complex and contradictory ways. Topics include feminist exploration of colonialism, capitalism, economic restructuring policies, and resistance in consumer and environmental movements. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

WS 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and Dean of the College with which the instructor is affiliated. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. A maximum of 3 semester credit hours of Independent Study in Women’s Studies may be applied to the Minor in Women’s Studies. May be repeated for credit, but no more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree. (Formerly WGS 4913.) Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

WS 4933. Internship in Women’s Studies. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Supervised experience relevant to Women’s Studies. May be repeated once for credit, but no more than 3 semester credit hours will apply to the Women’s Studies major. (Formerly WGS 4933.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

WS 4953. Special Topics in Women's Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course offers an examination of an individual topic or set of issues in Women’s Studies. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Formerly WS 3713.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

WS 4973. Seminar in Women’s Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 12 upper-division semester credit hours in Women’s Studies. This undergraduate seminar, limited to junior and senior Women’s Studies majors and minors, offers the opportunity to study a special topic, issue, author, or period in Women’s Studies. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; STSH $15.

WS 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Women’s Studies Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval. Course Fee: STSH $15.