THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MULTICULTURAL AND GENDER STUDIES

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 39 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

Up to 6 units from other majors, minors, or General Education may be counted toward the MCGS major or minor.

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 18 units

Lower-Division Requirements: 6 units

2 courses required:
MCGS155Intro Multicultural/Gender Std3.0FS *Eth
WMST170Intro to Women's Studies3.0FS *

Upper-Division Requirements: 12 units

2 courses selected from:
CMST334Gender and Communication3.0FS *
MCGS316HCrossing Boundaries3.0SP *Eth
Prerequisites: Junior status at the end of semester in which course is taken and current enrollment in the Honors Program.
MCGS326Perspectives on Gender/Disease3.0FS *
MCGS330Sociology of Gender3.0FS
MCGS345Theoretical Perspect Gender3.0FS *
MCGS380Gender, Science, and Society3.0FS *
MCGS479Lang/Gend in Crosscult Psersp3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 371 or WMST 200.
WMST335Women/Gender in Amer History3.0Inq *
2 courses selected from:
CMST335Intercult Comm Theory/Pract3.0FS Eth
MCGS324Religion/Amer Eth Minorities3.0FS *Eth
MCGS327Poltcs of Race/Ethnicity in US3.0FS Eth
MCGS328Multicultural Health3.0FS Eth
MCGS332American Ethnic Origins3.0FS *Eth
MCGS341Cross-Cultural Psychology3.0FS *NW
MCGS350Ethnic and Race Relations3.0Inq *Eth

Major Option Course Requirements: 21 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

GENERAL OPTION: 21 units

2 courses required:
MCGS451BCivil Rights/Civil Liberties3.0FS
MCGS495Senior Seminar in MCGS3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
1 course selected from:
MCGS385Community Activism & Service3.0Inq
Prerequisites: MCGS 155 and one of the following: AAST 152, AFAM 170, AIST 170, CHST 157, or WMST 170.
MCGS489Internship in MCGS1.03.0FS

Note: MCGS 489 must be taken for 3 units.

1 course selected from:
AAST152Intro Asian-American Exper3.0FS *Eth
AFAM170Intro African American Studies3.0FS *Eth
AIST170Intro to Amer Indian Studies3.0FS *Eth
CHST157Intro to Chicano Studies3.0FS *Eth
9 units selected from:

With the approval of the major adviser, select courses from African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Chicano Studies which will not be used to meet other requirements in the major.

WOMEN'S STUDIES OPTION: 21 units

3 courses required:
WMST200Feminist Theory3.0FS
Prerequisites: WMST 170.
WMST430Issues & Theories in WMST3.0FS
Prerequisites: WMST 170 or WMST 200.
WMST490Research Sem Women's Studies3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, WMST 170, WMST 200. 3 courses selected from:
MCGS310GLBTQ Issues and Identities3.0Inq *Eth
Prerequisites: MCGS 155 or WMST 170 recommended.
WMST230Women in Contemp Societies3.0FS *
WMST311Women/Men/Media3.0SP *
WMST324Women and Politics3.0FS *
WMST326Modern European Women's Hist3.0SP
WMST333Women Internationally3.0FS *NW
WMST339Cultural Images of Women3.0Inq NW
WMST360Women Writers3.0FS *
WMST368Women's Health3.0FS *
WMST375Women and Religion3.0FS *
WMST426Women and the Law3.0Inq
WMST475Feminist Theology3.0Inq
Prerequisites: RELS 375 or WMST 375.
1 course selected from:
MCGS385Community Activism & Service3.0Inq
Prerequisites: MCGS 155 and one of the following: AAST 152, AFAM 170, AIST 170, CHST 157, or WMST 170.
MCGS489Internship in MCGS1.03.0FS

Note: MCGS 489 must be taken for 3 units.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.