Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Baccalaureate Track

This Baccalaureate Track is a plan of study for students interested in matriculating from Missoula College to the College of Humanities and Sciences to first obtain an Associate of Arts (AA) degree followed by a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies(WGSS). The plan of study requires the student to:

  1. Complete the lower-division General Education Requirements (GER) for UM and the Associate of Arts degree, with an emphasis in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  2. Complete GER courses and WGSS major courses with a C- or higher
  3. Attain 60 or more credits upon earning the AA
  4. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  5. Early in the semester prior to earning the AA degree, complete the Missoula College graduation application with a Missoula College advisor
  6. Early in the semester prior to attending the mountain campus:
    1. complete applicable paperwork to become a mountain campus Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major, which is required for pre-registration of mountain campus classes
    2. contact the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program to schedule an advising appointment with a WGSS advisor for the first semester at the mountain campus

Upon completion of these requirements, the student will have successfully matriculated into the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major at UM with junior status.

WGSS Baccalaureate Track Plan of Study

This is a Baccalaureate Track for students to earn their Associate of Arts (AA) degree through Missoula College, followed by a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies through the mountain campus.

This baccalaureate track is intentionally flexible; students have a wide berth to select General Education Requirements courses, major courses, and electives that suit their academic and professional interests. Students are expected to work with both their AA advisor and the WGSS advisor to design a suitable curriculum based on their needs.

This plan assumes that the student places into M 105/115 and WRIT 101. Should the student place below these levels, additional coursework may be required; this, in turn, may extend the length of the overall plan.

Year #1

Fall #1

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall #1 semester, Year #1 year.
CourseCredits
WRIT 101 3
M 105 or M 115* 3
COMX 205Y 3
Mtn: Major Humanities Core course, lower-division 3
Mtn: WGSS 263S 3
Total Credits15

Spring #1

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring #1 semester, Year #1 year.
CourseCredits
(A) Expressive Arts 3
(X) Indigenous & Global 3
Missoula College elective 3
Mtn: Major Social Science Core course, lower-division 3
Mtn: LSH 152L 4
Total Credits16

*Students earning the AA degree may choose between completing a first-year sequence of a foreign language, or completing a symbolic system (usually statistics (STAT 216) or calculus (M 162 or M 171)) as part of their General Education Requirements. Students interested in undergraduate or graduate research may want to consider taking M 115 (a prerequisite for STAT 216) and STAT 216 rather than (or alongside) a foreign language for AA General Education Requirement purposes. Speak with an AA advisor for more information.

Year #2

Fall #2

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall #2 semester, Year #2 year.
CourseCredits
(N) Natural Sciences 3
Missoula College elective 3
Or (H) Historical & Cultural studies**
WGSS 163L (Fall only) 3
Mtn: Language 101* 4-5
Total Credits13-14

Spring #2

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring #2 semester, Year #2 year.
CourseCredits
(N) Natural Sciences with lab 3
Missoula College elective 3
Missoula College elective 3
Mtn: PHL 110E*** 3
Mtn: Language 102* 4-5
Total Credits16-17

*Students earning the AA degree may choose between completing a first-year sequence of a foreign language, or completing a symbolic system (usually statistics (STAT 216) or calculus (M 162 or M 171)) as part of their General Education Requirements. Students interested in undergraduate or graduate research may want to consider taking M 115 (a prerequisite for STAT 216) and STAT 216 rather than (or alongside) a foreign language for AA General Education Requirement purposes. Speak with an AA advisor for more information.

**If not satisfied by a course taken during Year #1.

***Students may opt to take a different Ethical & Human Values (E) course through Missoula College instead. This would allow the student to take a different mountain campus-only course. Students may also switch this course with one of the major core courses in order to take a spring-only course.

Recommended Lower-Division WGSS Major Social Science Core Courses:

  • SOCI 220 Race, Class, and Gender (Fall only)
  • ANTY 227 Human Sexuality (Fall only)
  • COUN 242 Intimate Relationships
  • WGSS 250 Media Representations of Women, Men, and Sexuality

Recommended Lower-Division Major WGSS Humanities Core Courses:

  • AAS 141H Black: Africa to Hip-Hop and Beyond (Fall only)
  • AAS 208H Discovering Africa
  • AAS 260 African Americans and Native Americans (Fall evens only)
  • AAS 262 Abolitionism (Spring only)