Course Sequence for the Major
Five core courses are required for the major:
- GWS 103, Introduction to Transnational Feminism
- GWS 224, Transnational Women's Movements
- GWS 306, Advanced Readings in Feminist Theory
- GWS 295, Training in Transformation; and a
- 400-level senior seminar (topics have included "Eye of the Storm: Hurricane Katrina and the Culture of the Gulf Coast" and "Gender and Human Rights.")
Majors are strongly encouraged to take GWS 312, Feminist Social Research Methods.
Majors can then select six courses from the list of electives offered by the Associated Faculty.
Minors are required to take GWS 103 and 306 and an additional three electives.
Many GWS students double major. (The College allows students to count courses cross-listed between major departments for both majors.) If women's issues and the study of gender and sexuality are your primary passion, you might want to combine a GWS major with a minor in Family Policy offered by the Human Development Department; or, for a focus in gender and human rights, a minor in International Relations.
GWS courses are popular as well as a part of the General Education program of the College, especially for students who want to deepen their understanding of gender and sexuality, or hone their skills in feminist and LGBT activism. All GWS students gain a rigorous general education through academic work outside of the department.
Department of Gender & Women's Studies
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New London, CT 06320