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Undergraduate Courses

Every semester, the Women’s Studies Department offers over fifty undergraduate courses of exceptional scope and quality. Introductory courses allow students to gain familiarity with the methods and approaches of feminist scholarship, while upper-level classes provide in-depth examination of specific topics, ranging from gender and incarceration to race and beauty in American culture. Students also have the opportunity to put feminist activism to work outside of the classroom in practicum courses, and can pursue original research through independent study or the Honors Program

The following buttons provide information about which courses offered in current or upcoming semesters fulfull requirements for the Women's Studies major, the Gender and Health major, and any of the department's three minors.

Independent Study

Independent study courses provide students with the opportunity to further explore a topic in which they are interested or to develop a research topic. Independent study courses are initiated by the student and pursued with the guidance of a Women’s Studies faculty member.

Students interested in doing an independent study should have the necessary background to work in their interest area and a project that has been well thought out before a prospective faculty sponsor is contacted.

Independent study credit will not be granted for work that can be done through a regular course. No more than three credit hours of independent study may be counted toward a Women’s Studies major or minor. Please see the guidelines and application form for more information.

Waitlist Policy

Course overrides are issued to students in Women’s Studies classes in waitlist order. This policy is the most equitable because students have seniority in enrollment times. Students on the waitlist should attend the first two class meetings. An enrolled student who does not attend either of the first two class meetings may be disenrolled.