College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Women's and Gender Studies, Bachelor of Arts

4YR Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. WGS191 Wmn, Gender Identity & Ethncty 3
Description: Focuses on the significance of gender and ethnic minority identities in society, providing a non-traditional, interdisciplinary, and comparative perspective on the experiences of women in the U.S. Cross-listed with ES 191. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding and Ethnic
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Winter 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
-Option B-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: Select from any course the university offers that you have completed prerequisites for.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. WGS200 Intro To Women's And Gender St 3
Description: Introduction to academic field of Women's Studies and the relationship of theory and practice, focusing on contributions of founding mothers and movements, debates about feminism, gender, and women, and politics and problem solving; includes a community learning experience. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. WGSAREA WGS Area Requirement (See Catalog or Advisor) 3 WGSAREA Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Additional courses may be appropriate to take please consult your advisor or faculty mentor
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
-Option B-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
4. LIBSTSAS Liberal Studies (SAS) Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: Select from any course the university offers that you have completed prerequisites for.

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. WGSAREA WGS Area Requirement (See Catalog or Advisor) 3 WGSAREA Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Additional courses may be appropriate to take please consult your advisor or faculty mentor
2. LANGUAGE101 Language 101-level Course 4
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: Consult your academic advisor or the catalog when choosing a minor
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: Select from any course the university offers that you have completed prerequisites for.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. WGSAREA WGS Area Requirement (See Catalog or Advisor) 3 WGSAREA Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Additional courses may be appropriate to take please consult your advisor or faculty mentor
2. WGSXXX WGS Cultural Div for Major 3 WGSXXX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Course may also meet a university diversity requirement
3. LANGUAGE102 Language 102-level Course 4
4. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 1 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: Select from any course the university offers that you have completed prerequisites for.

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. WGS300W Feminist Theories 3 WGS300W Notes
Description: Foundational overviews of the history of feminist theory. Also addresses contemporary ethnic minority and international theorists. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ES 191 or WGS 191 and Junior status
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Course meets Junior Level Writing Requirement (JLW).
2. WGSAREA WGS Area Requirement (See Catalog or Advisor) 3 WGSAREA Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Additional courses may be appropriate to take please consult your advisor or faculty mentor
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
5. LANGUAGE201 Language 201-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
WGS350W Hist/Histogphy Feminist Mvmnts 3 WGS350W Notes
Description: Examines differing histories of international feminist movements and the writing of histories of the same. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Course meets Junior Level Writing Requirement (JLW).
-Option B-
WGS375W Fmnst Mthdlgy/Interprtn/Critq 3 WGS375W Notes
Description: Examines ways in which feminist methodology, interpretation, and critique are informed by political, aesthetic, cultural, historical, and disciplinary theories, practices, and conventions. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Course meets Junior Level Writing Requirement (JLW).
2. WGSAREA WGS Area Requirement (See Catalog or Advisor) 3 WGSAREA Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Additional courses may be appropriate to take please consult your advisor or faculty mentor
3. WGSAREA WGS Area Requirement (See Catalog or Advisor) 3 WGSAREA Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Additional courses may be appropriate to take please consult your advisor or faculty mentor
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
Students must see an academic advisor before enrollment for the 7th term in preparation for graduation.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. WGSAREA WGS Area Requirement (See Catalog or Advisor) 3 WGSAREA Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Additional courses may be appropriate to take please consult your advisor or faculty mentor
2. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
4. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: Select from any course the university offers that you have completed prerequisites for.
Submit graduation application during 7th term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. WGS491C Women's And Gender Studies Res 3 WGS491C Notes
Description: Integrates perspectives gained in women's studies courses and provides understanding of how women's studies fits into and enriches one's understanding of society, culture, letters, the arts, and other fields. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: WGS 300W or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
Notes: Senior Capstone
2. WGSAREA WGS Area Requirement (See Catalog or Advisor) 3 WGSAREA Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Additional courses may be appropriate to take please consult your advisor or faculty mentor
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
-Option B-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: Select from any course the university offers that you have completed prerequisites for.
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
-Option B-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: Select from any course the university offers that you have completed prerequisites for.
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: Select from any course the university offers that you have completed prerequisites for.

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) LANGUAGE 101 (4), LANGUAGE 102 (4)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Women's and Gender Studies Program at Northern Arizona University is interdisciplinary, with a particular focus on gender and the Colorado Plateau, US ethnic and indigenous women, and transnational feminisms. You are strongly encouraged to develop a thematic specialization within women’s and gender studies, the nucleus of which is drawn from the women's and gender studies area requirements. Your specialization can assist you in career, service, and graduate school placements.

Through this academic plan, you develop critical and independent thinking, reading, and writing skills by evaluating cross-disciplinary, multi-ethnic, and international scholarship on women's lives; sex and gender roles and identities; and feminist histories, theories, and methodologies. This plan also helps you to discover how race, class, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and age shape gender identity and to understand gender as a category of analysis in the context of many disciplines and their methodologies.

Specializations can include feminist theory and practice; feminist methodology; race and feminism; image, representation, and feminism; the history and practice of feminist activism; feminism, development, and globalization; feminism and sexuality; international feminism; women, community, and change; feminist narratives; and other such themes.

Please be aware that a grade of “D” will not count for major credit. Although a course in which the grade earned is a “D” does not have to be retaken, you must complete 42 units in the major with a grade of “C” or better in order to fulfill your plan degree requirements.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Women's Studies Program
http://www4.nau.edu/womensstudies/
Social and Behavioral Sciences West Building (#70) Room 100
PHONE: 928-523-3300 FAX:  928-523-5560
Program Director: Dr. Karla Hackstaff
Phone: 523-2128 EMAIL: karla.hackstaff@nau.edu

Office of Academic Services and Advising  WEB Page: http://www.nau.edu/sbs/advising
Social and Behavioral Sciences West Building (Bldg. 70) Room 114
PHONE: 928-523-6540 FAX: 928-523-7185
EMAIL: sbs.advisor@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.