A thematic focus of at least three courses (9 of the 30 credits in Major Requirements) must be selected in consultation with your women’s studies advisor. The thematic focus provides coherence within this interdisciplinary major and can be defined in several ways: geographically (e.g., women in America, women in Western Europe); chronologically (e.g., women in antiquity, women of the Renaissance); by a category or issue (e.g., women and peace, women of color), and so on.
If you major in women’s studies, you are also required to have a second major or one or more minors in other arts and sciences disciplines. If you elect to double-major in women’s studies and another arts and sciences discipline, women’s studies may be either your first or second major.
You may count the courses taken to fulfill this major toward arts and sciences distribution requirements wherever possible. However, no more than two courses may be applied to both majors.
If you elect to combine a women’s studies major with one or more minors in other arts and sciences disciplines, you may count only two courses toward both the women’s studies major and School of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements. Only one course may be counted toward both the women’s studies major and any other minor.