Women's and Gender Studies with a 3+3 Track to Law (BA)

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Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies with a 3+3 Track to Law (WGSTBA 3+3)
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: Women's and Gender Studies

Program Information

The College of Arts & Sciences and the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law have joined forces to create 3+3 Accelerated Law programs that allows eligible students in the College of Arts & Sciences to begin law school in their senior year of undergraduate study. Students substitute undergraduate major requirements with the first 30 hours of law school, earning an undergraduate degree after their first year of law school and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree two years later.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements 131
College/School Requirements22
Program/Major Requirements 172
Minimum Total Hours125

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Admission to the BA in Women’s and Gender Studies requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on courses in the major. A 3.5 GPA is recommended by the School of Law (see below).

The Application for Major form can be found on the Arts & Sciences Advising Center website: louisville.edu/artsandsciences/advising/apply.

Admission to Law School

Admission to the 3+3 track does not guarantee admission to the law school. Students seeking admission to law school must complete a law school application and satisfy all of Brandeis’ admissions requirements, including its median GPA and LSAT expectations.

It is recommended that students planning to pursue this track have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.

For more information on Brandeis and its admissions requirements, please contact the law school’s Office of Admissions. The office can also arrange for you to visit the law school and to sit in on a class.

Brandeis School of Law Office of Admissions

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements *31
The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education Requirement:
Women In American Culture - D1, SB
Some program guided electives also may satisfy General Education requirements.

*All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

Arts & Sciences Requirements
GEN 100Student Success Center Orientation1
or GEN 101 Arts and Sciences Orientation
Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences at the 300 level or above 19
Foreign Language 212
WR - two approved courses at the 300 level or above 3
Minimum Total Hours22

Program/Major Requirements

Women’s and Gender Studies Core Courses
WGST 201Women In American Culture - D1, SB3
WGST 401Community Internship3
WGST 500Senior Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies: Social Sciences - CUE3
Women's and Gender Studies Humanities Electives
Select 3 courses, of which one must be at the 400+ level: 9
Gender Issues in Public Dialogue - D1, OC
Introduction to Philosophy through Cultural Diversity - AH, D2
Humanities and Gender - AH, D2
Women in Music: A History - AH, D1
Women and Global Literature - AH, D2
Gender and Children's Literature - AH, D1
Women and Religion
Black Women Novelists - AH, D2, WR
Women in Africa: Historical and Literary Perspectives
Philosophy and Feminism - AH, D1
Women Writers and Filmmakers - WR
LGBTQ Literature in the United States - AH, D1
African-American Women in Theatre - AH, D1, WR
Women, Media and Culture - AH, D1
Women's Personal Narratives
The Body in Popular Media - WR
Gender and Popular Music - WR
Art and Trauma
Feminist Philosophical Literature
Francophone Women Writers - WR
Gender, Race and Culture in Health Care
Women's and Gender Studies Social Science Electives
Select 3 courses, of which one must be at the 400+ level: 9
Sex, Gender, and Culture
Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
Sociology of Women's Health
Sociology of Gender
Gender, Sexuality & Law
Queer Politics
Communication and Gender
The History of Women, 1700 to the Present
History of Childhood in America - D1, SBH, WR
Women in Latin American History
Faces of Global Poverty - WR
Black Lesbian Lives
Racism and Sexism - D1, SB
African-American Women - WR
Color Complex of Black Women
Women in American Politics
Women's Health Issues - D1, SB
Lectures in Women's and Gender Studies
Black Feminism in Action
Psychology of Women
Gender and Work
Sociology of Disabilities
Women: International Perspective
Gender in the Middle East
Gender, Race, Work, and Welfare
U. S. Social Justice Movements
Feminism in Western Civilization, 1790-1920 - WR
Women in the Twentieth Century in Europe and the U.S. - WR
History of American Sexualities - WR
Women in 19th-Century America - WR
American Woman in Sports
Women's Health in Africa - WR
Black Women's Voices - WR
Language, Race, Class, and Gender
Feminist Theory - WR
Women in Developing Countries - WR
Women in East Asian History
Elective in Women/Gender and Race
Select one of the following: 43
Black Women Novelists - AH, D2, WR
Faces of Global Poverty - WR
Black Lesbian Lives
Women in Africa: Historical and Literary Perspectives
Racism and Sexism - D1, SB
African-American Women - WR
Color Complex of Black Women
African-American Women in Theatre - AH, D1, WR
Black Feminism in Action
Gender, Race, Work, and Welfare
U. S. Social Justice Movements
Women's Health in Africa - WR
Black Women's Voices - WR
Southern Women: Black and White
Language, Race, Class, and Gender
Gender, Race and Culture in Health Care
Elective in Women/Gender History
Select one of the following: 53
The History of Women, 1700 to the Present
History of Childhood in America - D1, SBH, WR
Women in Latin American History
U. S. Social Justice Movements
Feminism in Western Civilization, 1790-1920 - WR
Women in the Twentieth Century in Europe and the U.S. - WR
History of American Sexualities - WR
Women in 19th-Century America - WR
Southern Women: Black and White
Women in East Asian History
Elective in Women's and Gender Studies at the 300-level or above 6
Law School Courses
LAW 802Torts I3
LAW 803Torts II3
LAW 804Contracts I3
LAW 805Contracts II3
LAW 810Criminal Law3
LAW 811Lawyering Skills I3
LAW 812Lawyering Skills II3
LAW 814Property4
LAW 815Civil Procedure4
LAW 819Constitutional Law I4
Minimum Total Hours72

Only 40 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts degree.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above. 

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Senior Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies: Social Sciences - CUE

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
GEN 100
Student Success Center Orientation
or Arts and Sciences Orientation
1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
WGST 201 Women In American Culture - D1, SB 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
 Hours14
Spring
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
Women's and Gender Studies Humanities Elective 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
WGST 199 Writing in Women's and Gender Studies - WC 3
Women's and Gender Studies Race & Gender elective 3
WGST 203 Gender Issues in Public Dialogue - D1, OC 3
Women's and Gender Studies elective 3
Foreign Language 1 3-4
 Hours15-16
Spring
Elective 3
Foreign Language 2 3-4
Women's and Gender Studies History elective 3
Women's and Gender Studies Humanities elective 3
Women's and Gender Studies Social Science elective 3
 Hours15-16
Year 3
Fall
Foreign Language 3 3-4
Women's and Gender Studies Humanities elective (400 level or above) 3
WGST 500 Senior Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies: Social Sciences - CUE 3
Women's and Gender Studies Social Science elective 3
WGST 401 Community Internship 3
 Hours15-16
Spring
Women's and Gender Studies Social Science elective (400 level or above) 3
Women's and Gender Studies elective (300 level or above) 3
Foreign Language 4 (if needed) or Humanities or Natural Science elective (300 level or above) 3
Humanities or Natural Science elective (300 level or above) 3
Humanities or Natural Science elective (300 level or above) 3
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall
LAW 811 Lawyering Skills I 3
LAW 804 Contracts I 3
LAW 802 Torts I 3
LAW 815 Civil Procedure 4
LAW 810 Criminal Law 3
 Hours16
Spring
LAW 812 Lawyering Skills II 3
LAW 805 Contracts II 3
LAW 803 Torts II 3
LAW 814 Property 4
LAW 819 Constitutional Law I 4
 Hours17
 Minimum Total Hours122-125

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