Transnational Gender, Race and Sexuality Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - Transnational Gender, Race and Sexuality Studies (TransGRaSS)
The Transnational Gender, Race, and Sexuality Studies (TransGRaSS) Track is a broadly based interdisciplinary curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
In an effort to ensure that students demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the course material and learning objectives of this academic program, only grades of “C” (2.0) or higher may be used to satisfy program requirements.
IDS Core (6 credit hours) – IDS 3933 Cornerstone (must be taken in first full semester declared in the major after completion of ENC 1102) and IDS 4934 Capstone (may only be taken in graduating semester)
TransGRaSS Area of Study (15 credit hours*)
IDS Area of Study (15 credit hours*)
Women’s and Gender Studies Minor (18 credit hours**)
IDS BA Foreign Language Graduation Requirement (8 credit hours) – successfully complete one year of college-level foreign language or test proficiency
*Students pick and choose courses from the Approved for Areas Course List with the aid of a professional advisor.
*A minimum of 15 credit hours must be at the 3000/4000 level.
*A minimum of 15 credit hours must be completed through UCF. No more than 15 credit hours of transfer credits may be applied between the two areas.
**Minor advising is done through the Women’s and Gender Studies Department. We recommend that students touch base with their minor department often.
While some courses in the major may be available online, this program is not available for completion fully online at this time.
Research is strongly encouraged as a vehicle for discovery and application of classroom knowledge to the lab and field. Learn more through the Office of Undergraduate Research
Students in the TransGRaSS Track of Interdisciplinary Studies are encouraged to engage in undergraduate research, internships, and service-learning opportunities that provide them with hands-on experience in their chosen field of study. These opportunities are often with future employers and community organizations that encourage student involvement and often serve to connect graduates with their first job out of college.
Students with this degree often pursue a career in social justice or advocacy work, get involved with international nonprofit organizations or diverse research or journalistic careers. In addition, students pursue this degree as preparation for graduate study in related areas.
The Women’s and Gender Studies minor emphasizes intersectional approaches to the study of gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality in national and transnational contexts. Course offerings examine social constructions of sex and gender and provide students with an opportunity to learn about women’s historical and contemporary roles, gain a working knowledge of interdisciplinary feminist scholarship, and reflect critically on their life experiences as shaped by gender and other forms of diversity. Courses are drawn from various departments and schools, including Anthropology, Art, Communication, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies, Film, English, Health Professions and Physical Therapy, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Nursing, Social Work, Sociology, Theater, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
Learn more about the UCF Women’s and Gender Studies department.
I chose IDS because of its individualized and innovative aspects. IDS made sense because it offered a well-rounded and balanced approach to the ever-changing and overwhelming problems of our world. The fact that I was able to tailor my degree around three areas of interest was very appealing and the heaviest factor when weighing out my options. Ultimately, this degree provided the tools I needed to secure a teaching career in special education before I had even graduated”
–Zanita Hendry, IDS ’16 (Social/Behavioral Science and Education with a minor in Women’s Studies)