May 22, 2019
Total hours required for this minor: 126
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I. General Education Requirements
- First Year or Transition Year Seminar (4 hrs)
- Integrative Studies (28 hrs)
- Modern Language (0, 4 or 8 hrs)
- Mathematics (4 hrs)
- Health and Physical Education Lifestyle Series (1 hr)
- Senior Year Experience (4 hrs)
- Writing Intensive Requirement (click the General Education Requirements link below for details)
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II. Major Requirements (40 hrs)
A. Foundation (all courses required)
B. Concentration (select one)
Note: WGSS majors will be asked to declare a three-course (12 hours) concentration, or focus area, in the subject of their choosing. The concentration is designed to encourage coherent inquiry into an issue, period, field, discipline, thematic, critical problem, or research question in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. WGSS majors may choose from among the following concentrations or design one of their own (with the approval of the WGSS director). The courses that are identified with the concentration areas below are to be understood as possible contributions to these concentrations and not a fixed slate of choices. Students may make the case for any WGSS-affiliated course to satisfy an existing or self-designed concentration area.
Gender, Culture, and Representation Concentration (12 hrs required)
Gender in a Global Context Concentration (12 hrs required)
Individualized Concentration (12 hrs required)
- Designed by the student and approved by the WGSS director. Have the WGSS director notify the Registrar in writing of the course selections.
Power and Identity Concentration (12 hrs required)
Queer Studies Concentration (12 hrs required)
Social Activism and Political Change Concentration (12 hrs required)
Women and Leadership Concentration (12 hrs required)
C. Electives (12 hrs required; courses cannot be double-counted here and in the concentration area)
D. Capstone (1 course required)
III. Residency Requirements
In order to graduate from any university a student should take a significant proportion of the hours for his or her program of study from that university, take a significant proportion of hours in the major from that university, and take a significant proportion of the “signature elements” of that university’s general education requirements.
At Otterbein, at least 48 semester hours of coursework must be taken in Otterbein classes. MATH 0900 cannot be used to help fulfill this requirement. Of these hours:
- at least 12 semester hours must be taken in each of a student’s majors at the 3000 level or above,
- at least 4 semester hours (any level) must be taken in each minor, and
- the INST dyad must be taken at Otterbein.
IV. Required Total Hours for the Degree (126 hrs)
If the coursework taken to fulfill the General Education Requirements and the requirements in your major do not equal 126 hours, select a sufficient number of electives to achieve that total.
V. Minimum GPA Overall and in the Major
A GPA of 2.0 overall as well as in the major must be achieved. To be licensed to teach, a GPA of 2.5 overall must be achieved.
VI. Application for Degree
A prospective graduate must complete an Application for Degree at the Registrar’s Office two terms prior to the term in which the degree is to be completed.