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 advisor 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.

Major Core Requirements: 18 units

Lower-Division Requirements: 6 units

2 courses required:

MCGS 155 Intro Multicultural/Gender Std 3.0 FS * Eth
WMST 170 Intro to Women's Studies 3.0 FS *

Upper-Division Requirements: 12 units

2 courses selected from:

CMST 334 Gender and Communication 3.0 FS *
MCGS 316H Crossing Boundaries 3.0 SP * Eth
Prerequisites: Junior status at the end of semester in which course is taken and current enrollment in the Honors Program.

This course is also offered as GEOG 316H.

MCGS 326 Perspectives on Gender/Disease 3.0 FS *

This course is also offered as NURS 326.

MCGS 330 Sociology of Gender 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as SOCI 330.

MCGS 345 Theoretical Perspect Gender 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as PHIL 345.

MCGS 380 Gender, Science, and Society 3.0 SP *
MCGS 479 Lang/Gend in Crosscult Persp 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 371 or WMST 200.

This course is also offered as ENGL 479.

WMST 335 Women/Gender in Amer History 3.0 Inq *

This course is also offered as HIST 335.

2 courses selected from:

CMST 335 Intercult Comm Theory/Pract 3.0 FS Eth
MCGS 324 Religion/Amer Eth Minorities 3.0 FS * Eth

This course is also offered as RELS 324.

MCGS 327 Politics of Race/Eth in US 3.0 FS Eth

This course is also offered as POLS 327.

MCGS 328 Multicultural Health 3.0 FS Eth

This course is also offered as HCSV 328.

MCGS 332 American Ethnic Origins 3.0 FS * Eth

This course is also offered as HIST 332.

MCGS 341 Cross-Cultural Psychology 3.0 FS * NW

This course is also offered as PSYC 341.

MCGS 350 Ethnic and Race Relations 3.0 Inq * Eth

This course is also offered as SOCI 350.

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:

MCGS 451B Civil Rights/Civil Liberties 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as POLS 451B.

MCGS 495 Senior Seminar in MCGS 3.0 SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

1 course selected from:

MCGS 385 Community Activism & Service 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: MCGS 155 and one of the following: AAST 152, AFAM 170, AIST 170, CHST 157, or WMST 170.
MCGS 489 Internship in MCGS 1.0 -3.0 FS

Note: MCGS 489 must be taken for 3 units.

1 course selected from:

AAST 152 Intro Asian American Exper 3.0 Inq * Eth

This course is also offered as SOCI 152.

AFAM 170 Intro African American Studies 3.0 FS * Eth
AIST 170 Intro to Amer Indian Studies 3.0 FS * Eth
CHST 157 Intro to Chicano Studies 3.0 FS * Eth

This course is also offered as SOCI 157.

9 units selected from:

With the approval of the major advisor, 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:

WMST 200 Feminist Theory 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: WMST 170.
WMST 430 Issues & Theories in WMST 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: WMST 170 or WMST 200.
WMST 490 Research Sem Women's Studies 3.0 SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, WMST 170, WMST 200.

3 courses selected from:

MCGS 310 GLBTQ Issues and Identities 3.0 Inq * Eth
Prerequisites: MCGS 155 or WMST 170 recommended.
WMST 230 Women in Contemp Societies 3.0 FS *

This course is also offered as SOCI 230.

WMST 311 Women/Men/Media 3.0 SP *

This course is also offered as JOUR 311.

WMST 324 Women and Politics 3.0 FS *

This course is also offered as POLS 324.

WMST 326 Modern European Women's Hist 3.0 SP

This course is also offered as HIST 326.

WMST 333 Women Internationally 3.0 FS * NW
WMST 339 Cultural Images of Women 3.0 Inq NW

This course is also offered as ANTH 339.

WMST 360 Women Writers 3.0 FS *

This course is also offered as ENGL 360.

WMST 368 Women's Health 3.0 FS *

This course is also offered as HCSV 368, and NURS 368.

WMST 375 Women and Religion 3.0 FS *

This course is also offered as RELS 375.

WMST 426 Women and the Law 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as POLS 426.

WMST 475 Feminist Theology 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: RELS 375 or WMST 375.

This course is also offered as RELS 475.

1 course selected from:

MCGS 385 Community Activism & Service 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: MCGS 155 and one of the following: AAST 152, AFAM 170, AIST 170, CHST 157, or WMST 170.
MCGS 489 Internship in MCGS 1.0 -3.0 FS

Note: Students must take at least 3 units of internship. This is a letter-graded internship.

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 advisor 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 advisor for specific information.