University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Oct 25, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022

Gender, Race, and Identity, B.A.


Students in Gender, Race, and Identity study gender in historical and contemporary contexts with an emphasis on the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, and other social categories. Drawing on diverse academic disciplines, students will analyze the construction of gender roles, norms, and identities; gender and gendered power in global and local contexts, including in families, economies, social policies, and the arts; and key theories in studies of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality. 

Student Learning Outcomes


Students will be able to:

  • define and describe issues concerning women and gender in relation to race, class, sexuality, colonialism, multiculturalism, and/or globalization.
  • critically compare and appraise theories, methods, and representations of women, gender, and feminism.
  • compare and distinguish among historical understandings of gender in relation to structural inequality, social movements, and labor struggles.
  • integrate and demonstrate comprehension of course content through oral presentations and critical, creative, and expository writing appropriate to audience.
  • analyze gender and feminism from an interdisciplinary perspective, using a range of appropriate methodological tools.
  • integrate academic studies in Women’s Studies into personal and professional goals and be able to formulate and implement theoretically informed political, cultural, and community action.

Contact Information


Gender, Race, and Identity Program
Thompson Building 106
(775) 682-6480

College of Liberal Arts Advising: http://www.unr.edu/liberal-arts/student-resources/academic-advising

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno


Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Admission Requirements


A grade of “B-” or higher in Women’s Studies 101 is a prerequisite for continuing in the major.

Graduation Requirements


  • Total Units | 120
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.0
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.0
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 42 Upper-Division Units
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units

I. Core General Education Requirements (24-27 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding  the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Quantitative Reasoning (3 units minimum) - CO2


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO2 courses .

C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO4/CO4L courses .

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6


E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter for a list of approved CO5,CO8 courses.

II. Additional Core Requirements (6 units maximum)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO9 courses .

B. Diversity & Equity - CO10


Select one course from the following. Units are counted in the major requirement.

C. Global Context - CO11


D. Ethics - CO12


E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO13 courses .

F. Application - CO14


III. Additional College Requirements (6-20 units)


Units may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language coursework.

A. Foreign Language (0-14 units)


Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of four options:

  1. complete a fourth semester college course in a foreign language or in American Sign Language;
  2. demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means determined by the Department of World Languages and Literatures, including minimum CBAPE, SAT II, or IB scores;
  3. show transcript evidence of successful completion of four years of high school coursework in the same foreign language; or
  4. participate in a Studies Abroad program pre-approved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.

B. College Breadth Requirement (6 units)


Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, 6 units that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill the Core General Education requirements (Core Objectives 1 through 8).

IV. Major Requirements (30 units)


Students may choose either a thesis or non-thesis option for the major. A grade of “B-” or higher in Women’s Studies 101 is a prerequisite for continuing in the major.

A. Women’s Studies Core Courses (9 units)


 These courses are required for either the thesis or the non-thesis option.

B. Choose either Thesis or Non-Thesis Options (21 units)


  • Complete the following for the Thesis option:

  • (3 units)
  • (3 units) CO14
  • Major Electives (15 units): 300-level or above, at least 9 units of which must be from Group A listed below and include a capstone course satisfying CO13. The rest must be from either Group A or Group B Electives.
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  • Complete the following for the Non-Thesis Option:

  • Major Electives (21 units): 300 - 400 level, at least 15 units of which must be from Group A listed below and include a capstone course satisfying CO13. The rest must be from either Group A or Group B Electives.

Group A Electives


V. Minor Requirements (18-21 units)


The Women’s Studies program accepts any minor approved by the College of Liberal Arts.

VI. Electives (16-36 units)


VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (16 units)


Spring Semester (16 units)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


  • WMST Electives (9 units)
  • College Breadth Requirement (3 units)
  • Minor (3 units)

Spring Semester (15 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


  • (3 units) **
  • WMST Elective (3 units)
  • Capstone Integration & Synthesis (3 units) CO13
  • Minor (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • General Elective (3 units)

Spring Semester (13 units)


  • (3 units) CO14 **
  • General Elective (4 units)
  • WMST Elective (3 units) 
  • Minor (300-400 level) (3 units)
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  • NOTE: ** These courses are required for students pursuing the thesis option.