Current WOM and cross-listed courses can be found at www.newpaltz.edu/ugc/las/women_stud/coursedescriptions.php . Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific WOM or cross-listed Selected Topics (x93) courses offered each semester. Selected Topics courses may, with adviser approval, be used to fulfill WGSS major requirements.

Core Courses (18 Credits)
WOM220Introduction to Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies4
WOM321Feminist Methods3
WOM421Feminist Theory 4
WOM420Practicum in WGSS3
WOM490Senior Seminar in WGSS4
Clusters (12 Credits)
Select one course from each of the following four clusters: 112
Historical and Political Contexts:
Women and Work
Violence Against Women
Hst Women In US To 1880 2
HIS307HistoryofWomenfrom1880toPresent
Women in Politics
Culture and Representation:
The Queer Experience
WOM310
Women and Drugs
Feminist Art and Subculture
Women and Popular Culture
Performing Feminism
Race Gender and Performance
Gay & Lesbian Identity in Contemporary Theatre
Race, Culture, Nation:
The Black Woman
Transnational Feminism
Native American Feminisms
Women in the Caribbean
Women in China 2
Gender, Sexuality, and Queer Studies:
Queer Women
Women Love and Sex
Masculinities
Intro to Queer Studies
Sociology of Gender
Sociology of Sex & Sexualities
Individualized Program (12 Credits)
Select four elective courses around a theme or, for double majors, that relate to the other major 312
History Requirement (0 Credits)
Select one of the following: 4
Hst Women In US To 1880
Women in Early Modern Europe
HIS307
Women in China
Total Credits42

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP I) 3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH) 3
Elective 3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART) 3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI) 4
 Credits16
Spring
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP II) 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 4
Gen Ed: World Civizations and Cultures (WRLD) 3
WOM220 Introduction to Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies 4
 Credits14
Year 2
Fall
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
WOM314 Violence Against Women 1 3
WOM311 Women and Work 3
Individualized Program Elective 2 3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM) 3
 Credits15
Spring
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 4
WGSS or any elective 3
BLK221 The Black Woman 3 3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
 Credits16
Year 3
Fall
Elective 4 3
WOM322 Masculinities 3
WOM316 Hst Women In US To 1880 3
WOM421 Feminist Theory 4
 Credits13
Spring
WOM319 Feminist Art and Subculture 5 3
Upper-division Elective 3
WOM317 3
WOM321 Feminist Methods 3
Individualized Program Elective 2 3
 Credits15
Year 4
Fall
Upper-division Elective 3
Upper-division Elective 3
WOM420 Practicum in WGSS 3
Individualized Program Elective 2 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
WOM490 Senior Seminar in WGSS 4
Upper-division Elective 3
Upper-division Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits120