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University of Pittsburgh    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Dec 06, 2021
 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, BA


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Major Requirements


The goals of this major are: to educate undergraduate students in the analysis and understanding of gender as a knowledge base and critical lens through which to read critically; to write and conduct research in disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts; to begin to connect academic work with broader community interests; and to prepare students for graduate school and professional lives. The interdisciplinary nature of this major makes it ideal for students who wish to add breadth and depth to their studies in other disciplines. This major requires 30 credits, distributed as follows.

Two elective courses


choose one from each of the following groups

Four upper-level courses


choose two from each group

Grade requirements


A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in those courses that count toward the major. Students must also have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all GSWS courses. Students may have no more than six credits overlap with another major or certificate.

Writing (W) requirement


Students must complete at least one writing-intensive (W) course with the GSWS subject designation. Check the Course Descriptions Web site (www.courses.as.pitt.edu) each term for writing-intensive course options.

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