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MAIS Core Requirements

1. M.A.I.S. Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Primary Area

Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits which include the following required courses plus thesis or non-thesis credits:

  • WGSS 510 Internship 3 - 6 credits
  • WGSS 514 Systems of Oppression in Women's Lives
  • WGSS 516 Theories of Feminism
  • WGSS 518 Feminist Research (required for thesis option only)
  • WGSS 585  Transnational Feminisms

2. M.A.I.S. Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Secondary Area

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits which include the following required courses:  

  • WGSS 516 Theories of Feminism
  • WGSS 514 Systems of Oppression
  • WGSS 585 Transnational Feminisms

Many students elect Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as both primary and secondary areas. They must complete a minimum of 30 credits in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies of the 45 required for the M.A.I.S. degree, plus thesis and non-thesis credits. The required core courses may be spread across these two areas. See above for area of specialization.