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  Feb 19, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, B.A.

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Tori Barnes-Brus (co-chair), Erin Davis, Carolyn Zerbe Enns, John Gruber-Miller, Michelle Herder (co-chair), Christina Penn-Goetsch, Misha Quill, Aparna Thomas, Rebecca Wines

Six Courses Selected From the Following

At least three of which must be at the 300 level, and which must be chosen from at least two different departments:


Similar courses, if approved in advance in by the Gender Studies program, may also be chosen as electives.

One Experiential Learning Component

The experiential learning component may consist of an off-campus course, a service/practicum course, an internship/apprenticeship experience, or substantive activism or service component outside of a course (i.e., alternative spring break), which is selected and approved in consultation with advisers This requirement may be fulfilled for academic credit or through volunteer roles.


Each student will develop a brief rationale for her or his program of study, which will be approved by the major advisor and a secondary program advisor from a second division of the college. In consultation with these advisors, the student will also: (a) select courses and/or contexts in which she or he will acquire the theoretical and methodological skills to complete a capstone project, and (b) indicate how the proposed course of study provides intersectional, global, and historical perspectives relevant to the study of women, gender, and sexuality.

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