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Academic Program Guide

Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The program in Women’s Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies examine the accomplishments and perspectives of women in history, culture, and contemporary society. The programs establish gender and sexuality as fundamental categories of social and cultural analysis. Drawing on disciplines across the university, the programs offer interdisciplinary perspectives from which to study the diversity of human experience. The courses foster critical analysis of the social meaning of gender and gender expression and examine sexual identities, discourses, and institutions as they intersect with class, race, ethnicity, nationality, and transnational movements, drawing on the full range of approaches adopted within Feminist and Queer scholarship.

The Women's Studies Program offers an undergraduate major within the Interdisciplinary Bachelors Degree in Humanities and an interdisciplinary minor at the undergraduate, MA, and Ph.D. levels. Students wishing to major or minor in Women's Studies must register with the Women's Studies Office and develop their program of study in consultation with the Program Director. Directed individual study in Women's Studies and the Women's Studies internships must be arranged with the Program Director. Students should contact the Women's Studies Office each term for information concerning additional special topics courses and seminars that are not among the regular course offerings. March 2nd 2018

If you would like to schedule an advising appointment, please contact Ms. Shannon Tucker at 644-9121 or email

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
GE History3
Digital Literacy3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Core Social Science3
GE Natural Science3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
Oral Communication Competency (speech)3
GE Social Science3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Foreign Language I3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Ethics 3
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
Foreign Language II4
Required Milestones: Term 4
(no milestones)
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
WST Course3
Cross-listed Core Course3
Cross-listed Core Course3
Minor Course3
Foreign Language III4
Required Milestones: Term 5
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
WST Course3
Cross-listed Core Course3
Cross-listed Core Course3
Minor Course3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete at least one WST course ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
WST Course3
Womens Studies Elective3
Womens Studies Elective3
Minor Course3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete at least two WST courses, of which one must be WST3015 ( ≥ C minus in each )
Complete Pre-Graduation Checks
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
WST Course3
Womens Studies Elective3
Minor Course3
Minor Course or Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Complete at least four WST courses, of which two of the courses must be WST3015 and WST3251 ( ≥ C minus in all )
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Community Service Agency Worker, Lobbyist, Congressional Aide, Peace Corps/VISTA Worker, Consumer Advocate, Campaign Organizer/manager, EEO Coordinator/Representative, Program Specialist, Fund Raiser, Public Policy Analyst, Grant Writer, Human Resources Program Assistant, Victim Advocate, Legislative Analyst, Women’s Resource Center Director

Representative Employers: State, Federal, or Local Governments, Public Interest Groups, Action Committees, Political Candidates, Colleges or Universities, Corporations.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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