As a Gender and Women's Studies major, in your senior year you can:
- Write an honors thesis advised by a GWS professor
- Do a four-credit internship with a community organization/non-profit
- Do an independent study advised by a GWS professor
- Organize a production like "The Vagina Monologues"
Honors Study offers students who meet the standards set by the College and by their major departments the opportunity to combine independent work with regular courses of study.
Here's how to go about it:
As a junior Gender and Women's Studies major who has maintained a 3.5 average in your major courses for the sophomore and junior years, you may at the end of the junior year request permission of your department to be admitted to Honors Study. At this time, in consultation with your major department, you'll formulate a tentative plan for a senior project that has a scope of a year-long project in your declared major and find a faculty member to supervise your work. The two-semester honors course provides the opportunity to hone research and writing skills and produce original work in gender and feminist studies. It is highly recommended for students considering graduate school.
Some examples of GWS honors projects:
- Priyanka Gupta: Economic Liberalization and the Empowerment of Gays and Lesbians in India
- Yalidy Matos: Global Conventions Go Local: A Human Rights Movement in New York City
Department of Gender & Women's Studies
740 Williams Street
New London, CT 06320