Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Global Gender Studies - Degrees & Policies

Transfer Policy

Students who wish to transfer to the University at Buffalo and pursue a major in Global Gender Studies must first be accepted by the university's admissions office before applying to the program. Students are referred by Student Advising Services to this program so that all transfer credits can be evaluated and applied. The program attempts to keep current with the curricular offerings of a number of feeder institutions. Because these offerings are subject to change, transfer students are advised to bring course descriptions and syllabi to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Advisement

The Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Transnational Studies, who is a member of the department's full time teaching faculty, is available to meet with students throughout the semester. As we cannot provide advisement through emails, please contact the department's undergraduate studies secretary to find out the director's office hours. Students interested in doing a major or minor in the Global Gender Studies program are encouraged to speak with the director to discuss their interests in the program, as well as to plan course sequencing to meet all criteria. NOTE: advisement for "general education" and other university requirements for the Global Gender Studies degree is provided by advisers in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services.

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BA (Major, Double Major, or Joint Major), Minor
Areas: Cultures and Identities, Gender and Public Policy, Women and Global Citizenship
Graduate: MA, PhD

NOTE: For definitions of the different types of degrees you can pursue in this program, see "Major Requirements" under University Degree Requirements in Policies and Procedures in this catalog.

Global Gender Studies - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.

Advising Notes

Complete and submit the application form for a major in Global Gender Studies to the Department of Transnational Studies. (The application form is available at their website: www.transnationalstudies.buffalo.edu )

Required Courses

Major and Double Major Requirements
Core Curriculum
GGS 101 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
GGS 205 Women in the Global System OR GGS 241 Women in Developing Countries: Socio-economic and Political Perspectives
GGS 228 Introduction to Feminist Theory
GGS 330 Global Women's Voices
OR GGS 414 Globalization and Gender
GGS 490 Senior Thesis OR GGS 497 Honors Thesis OR GGS 498 UG Research and Creative Activities

The global gender studies program offers courses across three inter-related areas. Students must complete one course in each of the three areas. Choose from the following:

Cultures and Identities
GGS 265 Sexuality and Orientation
GGS 308 Images of Women and Men in the Changing World
GGS 379 Sex: Gender and Popular Culture
GGS 415 Media and Gender

Women and Global Citizenship
GGS 240 Women in Contemporary Asia
GGS 247 Women in Latin America
GGS 350 Gender Issues in Contemporary Africa
GGS 421 Democracy and Gender
GGS 425 Women's Movement
GGS 466 Women Work and Social Change

Gender and Public Policy
GGS 225 Violence in a Gender World
GGS 260 Women's Health: Problems and Practices
GGS 353 Law Interprets Gender
GGS 409 Quantitative Methods in Social Research
GGS 487 International Organizations, Gender and Development

NOTE: Not all courses in these areas are offered in all semesters. Please see the class schedule for specific course offerings in a given semester.

Students are required to take an additional 12 credit hours of electives in global gender studies. Students must get permission from the director of undergraduate studies to substitute GGS elective courses taken outside of the program. In addition, 15 of the 36 total credit hours needed for the GGS major/double major must be upper-level (i.e., 300 or 400 level). These 15 credits may include courses taken in fulfillment of the major requirements.

Joint Major Requirements
Core Curriculum
GGS 101 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
GGS 205 Women in the Global System OR GGS 241 Women in Developing Countries
GGS 228 Introduction to Feminist Theory
GGS 330 Global Women's Voices OR GGS 414 Globalization and Gender

One course from each area (Cultures and Identities, Women and Global Citizenship, and Gender and Public Policy) and one additional elective.

Note (a) Additional requirements for the joint major are determined by the other department. (b) The HUB computer system is not configured for joint majors; therefore, please see the undergraduate studies director in both departments to manually create a joint-major folder for you.

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major 36
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 40
Additional Credits Required for Electives 44
Total Credits Required for Degree 120


Students should consult with the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting prerequisite, or major/minor requirements for the Global Gender Studies program. For general education and remaining university requirements,see Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum). NOTE: advisement for "general education" and other university requirements for the Global Gender Studies degree is provided by advisers in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Global Gender Studies BA which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

Global Gender Studies - Minor

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.

Advising Notes

Complete and submit the application form for a minor in Global Gender Studies to the Department of Transnational Studies. (The application form is available at their website: www.transnationalstudies.buffalo.edu )

Required Courses

GGS 101 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
GGS 205 Women in the Global System OR GGS 241 Women in Developing Countries: Socio-economic and Political Perspectives
GGS 228 Introduction to Feminist Theory
GGS 330 Global Women's Voices OR GGS 414 Globalization and Gender
Electives: Two additional Global Gender Studies courses required.

Minor Credit Requirements Chart
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate 18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

Global Gender Studies - Joint Major

About the Joint Major

Acceptance Criteria

See “Major Requirement” under University Degree Requirements in Policies and Procedures in this catalog.

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.


See Major Requirement under University Degree Requirements in Policies and Procedures in this catalog for the definition of a joint major.

Required Courses

Joint Major Requirements

Core Curriculum
GGS 101 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
GGS 205 Women in the Global System OR GGS 241 Women in Developing Countries: Socio-economic and Political Perspectives
GGS 228 Introduction to Feminist Theory
GGS 330 Global Women's Voices OR GGS 414 Globalization and Gender

One course from each area (Cultures and Identities, Women and Global Citizenship, and Gender and Public Policy) specified above, and one additional elective.

Note (a) Additional requirements for the joint major are determined by the other department. (b) The HUB computer system is not configured for joint majors; therefore, please see the undergraduate studies director in both departments to manually create a joint-major folder for you.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and remaining university requirements.

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