Josephine Caldwell-Ryan, Director
Students may complete a B.A. in individualized studies in the liberal arts with a focus on women’s and gender studies. Students wishing to earn distinction must take a directed studies course that requires a research project and paper.
Students who qualify for individualized studies in the liberal arts and who have a strong interest in women’s role in culture and society, or in the study of gender and sexuality more generally, may propose a program that focuses on women’s and gender studies. The program should expose the student to the divere meanings of gender and sexuality within and across cultures. The program description and administrative procedures specified for the individualized major in the liberal arts apply, with the following additional stipulations:
- The student must consult with the director, who shall serve as one of the members of the Faculty Supervisory Committee for the student’s major.
- Two additional faculty members who teach courses in the program serve on this committee, which oversees the student’s progress and certifies completion of the major.
- The student’s program must include courses in at least four disciplines (not counting WGST courses). At least two at the 4000 level or above are strongly recommended.
Many program-approved departmental courses with a subject area in women’s and gender studies courses are offered annually and, with a few exceptions, the remainder are available at least every other year. Students should consult with the director about offerings and frequency.