2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s and Gender Studies, B.A.

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Mission Statement

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Coastal Carolina University is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of gender and its intersections with other identity markers such as sexuality, race, class, nationality, and ability/ disability as economic, political, and cultural constructs. It celebrates diversity, acknowledges women’s accomplishments, conditions, and contributions, and highlights the ideologies implicit in women’s places in societies both in the U.S. and internationally. The B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies rigorously investigates the gendered nature of knowledge, institutions, and cultures to promote experiential learning, engaged citizenship, and social justice among all students—no matter their gender identity or other characteristics. Using gender as a critical lens across disciplines, the B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies proposes innovative ways of understanding human experience and empowering CCU students to become productive, responsible, healthy citizens with a global perspective.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Identify the intersecting nature of our identities (gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, ability, nationality, etc.) and analyze how those intersections affect different communities’ experiences with privilege and oppression.
  2. Employ interdisciplinary and feminist methodologies to think critically about social systems, inequalities, and effective ways to implement change.
  3. Demonstrate information literacy to investigate solutions to contemporary social issues and articulate their findings convincingly in various forms of communication;
  4. Contribute to their own and other communities’ thriving in a diverse and global world through experiential learning projects.

Degree Requirements (120 Credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements (38-40 Credits)

Core Curriculum (36-40 Total Credit Hours)  

Graduation Requirements (3-6 credits)

Graduation Requirements (3-6+ Credits) *  

Foundation Course (3 Credits)

Minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for all foundation requirements.

Major Requirements (36 Credits)

Minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for all majore requirements.

Cognate or Minor Requirement (18-21 Credits)

Students will be advised to choose a cognate (courses at the 300 or 400-level) or a minor with a focus on gender issues that supports their career plans and interests. If students choose to double major, this requirement will be waived.

Electives (13-22 Credits)

Students will be advised to choose electives that support their career plans and interests.

Total Credits Required: 120

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