The Major

The minimum requirement for a major in women's and gender studies is eight courses.

  • Please see the current Course Catalog for the required distribution.
  • The women's and gender studies program urges majors to take WMST 150 as early as possible in their major coursework, as this requirement is designed to introduce students to a number of important subject areas that may be studied in greater depth in subsequent courses. These courses include formal instruction in information literacy within the major.
  • The women's and gender studies program urges majors to take WMST 220 or WMST/PHIL 230 relatively early in their major coursework, as this requirement is designed to introduce students to a number of theoretical developments in the field that will be explored further in subsequent courses. These courses include formal instruction in writing within the major.
  • Women's and gender studies majors may participate in the honors program, subject to the general guidelines of the University Honors Council. Applications should be made to the women's and gender studies Coordinating Committee, after selecting an honors adviser from among the women's and gender studies faculty.

The Minor

The minor in women's and gender studies requires five courses.

  • Please see the current Course Catalog for the required distribution.
  • No more than two of the five courses for the minor may share a departmental designation other than WMST.

Study off campus and/or abroad is strongly encouraged for both majors and minors in women's and gender studies. Internships and field experience also are possible for course credit but must be planned and approved at least six months in advance of the semester in which they are to be taken.

Students wishing to declare a women's and gender studies major or minor should contact a women's and gender studies advisor.

 

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