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Women's Studies Major

About the Major

The Women’s Studies major seeks to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of scholarship on women, gender, and sexuality while training them in the use of interdisciplinary methods. The major entails both theoretical and practical approaches to feminist thinking in a number of disciplines. Students learn supporting skills and gain academic breadth through the major’s cognate requirement, and coursework explores the multicultural and global nature of feminist scholarship. All aspects of the Women’s Studies major train students to think analytically by developing their critical reading and writing abilities. 

Students interested in learning more about the major should attend an Information Session, held throughout the academic year in Lane Hall; students can also declare the major at these sessions. Majors who are interested in conducting original research may also complete a thesis as part of the department's Honors Program