Women's and Gender studies is an interdisciplinary field that explores the overlooked and often devalued historical and contemporary roles, experiences, and achievements of women. Women have made important contributions in traditionally defined “male pursuits” (politics, science, art, etc.) and have also challenged dominant ideologies by highlighting the importance of traditional women’s spheres of nurturing and family. Women’s experiences and participation have lead to the reexamination of long-held interpretations and conventional wisdoms in a wide variety of academic fields. Women's and Gender Studies examines the intersections of gender, race, and class, and also considers how gender roles are constructed in different global cultures and historical periods. Uniting all women and gender studies inquiries is the effort to understand and explain inequality between men and women, and to envision the possibility of new social practices that could bring about greater equality and mutual understanding.
Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:
- Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
- Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
- Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year
More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here.
Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies.
Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.
||Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
||Internship in Women’s and Gender Studies
||Women’s and Gender Studies Senior Thesis
|Plus twenty-one semester hours of Women’s and Gender Studies
courses which must include a minimum of one course (3 SH)
selected from the humanities and at least one course (3 SH) from
the social sciences.
|TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 30 credit hours