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Women and International Development Major

This St. Kate's major prepares you for careers in non-governmental organizations, government agencies, foundations and private development initiatives.

The curriculum emphasizes women's roles in communities and organizations, and women's leadership.

You can earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with this major.

The following women's studies courses are required:

  • ECON 1120: Economics of Social Issues
  • ECON 2620: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 3450: Economics of Development and Growth
  • ECON/WOST (4000-level): Women and International Development: Analysis to Practice
  • MATH 1080: Statistical Analysis (or ECON 2250 Statistical Analysis for Decision Making or PSYC 2050 Statistical Methods in Psychology)
  • SOCI (3000-level): Qualitative Methods in Social Research
  • WOST 2050: Foundations in Women's Studies

One course from:

  • BIOL 1110: Environmental Biology
  • BIOL 1140: Race, Class, Gender and the Environment
  • BIOL 3050: Ecology

One course from:

  • POSC 3300: Haves and Have-Nots
  • POSC 3400: International Political Economy

Two courses from:

  • COMM 3100: Communicating Across Cultures, Identities and Differences
  • ECON 3480: International Trade
  • HLTH 3250: Global Health
  • POSC 2994 Topics: Women and Globalization
  • SOCI 3250: Cultural Anthropology
  • SOCI 3450 Women in a Transnational World

Non-credit seminar:
Students must participate in non-credit seminars related to Women and International Development, and submit reflections on eight seminars.

Writing requirements

Women and international development majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing the WOST 2050. You complete the Liberal Arts Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000 or 2000, CORE 3990 and any other writing-intensive course in this or another department).