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Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women and Gender Studies - BA


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Major


The Women and Gender Studies Program offers a 24-credit major. The 24 required credits are distributed as follows:

C. Senior Seminar 3 credits


D. Electives 15 Credits


Fifteen credits are chosen from the courses listed below. Majors must take at least one course in each subfield of the discipline (feminism, gender and sexuality, and women in culture and society) and must complete at least one elective course at the 300 level or above.

Independent Study


 may be applied only once toward the major

Minor in Women and Gender Studies - 12 credits


 A minor in Women and Gender Studies consists of 12 credits. Students who elect to minor in Women and Gender Studies must take the WGS 10000  and WGS 20100  core courses plus 6 elective credits.

Internships


Majors may satisfy the Senior Seminar requirement by interning in organizations that relate to the needs or concerns of women, and by simultaneously enrolling in WGS 32000  Internship Seminar, where their internship experiences and assigned readings will be discussed. Majors may also take the research seminar at the same time. The internship option is available to minors as well as majors. Interested students should consult with the program director before registering for the internship seminar. Students who wish to undertake an independently arranged internship outside of the formal internship seminar may enroll in WGS 29800  with the permission of the program director.

Research Seminar


Majors may satisfy the Senior Seminar requirement of the major by enrolling in the Research Seminar (WGS 31000 ), a capstone course in which they will apply feminist theory and methodology to a significant research project resulting in a substantial paper. Students who wish to qualify for honors in Women and Gender Studies must enroll in the research seminar.

Honors


In order to graduate with honors in Women and Gender Studies, a student must have a 3.5 GPA in the Women and Gender Studies major and a college-wide cumulative index of at least 3.0. Students should submit a 18-20 page paper written for any Women and Gender Studies 300 level class including but not limited to the Research Seminar (WGS 31000 ). The student must submit the paper by March 15 (for June graduation) and October 15 (for December graduation) to be considered for program honors. The papers will be read by a faculty committee to judge whether it merits honors.

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