Women's Studies (WS)

WS 3500  Topics in Women's Studies  (3 Credits)  

Surveys a number of Women's Studies topics and will vary in its specific content between offerings. All topics address women's roles in various aspects of society and how past conditions have influenced the present social, political, intellectual and/or economic state of affairs. May be repeated with a different topic for no more than 6 credits. Spring of odd years.

WS 4000  Internship  (1-15 Credits)  

A culminating educational experience to apply the knowledge and skills gained from course work. Placements are in an institution, business or agency delivering services to women. Placements are made by the Global Engagement Office. Repeatable for a maximum of 15 credits. Only 3 credits may be used to complete the Women’s Studies minor. Springs.

Prerequisite(s): students must have declared the Women's Studies minor and completed 12 credits in the minor to be eligible for an internship.

WS 4910  Independent Study  (1-3 Credits)  

Students may elect to undertake a self-directed program of study in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the scholarship on women through reading and research. The proposal for this independent study should be designed in consultation with a Women's Studies faculty member and presented for approval to the Women's Studies Council. The proposal should outline the topic or topics of investigation, tentative reading list and methods of evaluation. The consulting faculty member will serve as the study supervisor and be responsible for grading. Students also have an opportunity for an oral presentation of their study to the Women's Studies Council. Consent required of the instructor who will supervise the independent study and the Women's Studies Council Chair.