This program aims to immerse students in the interdisciplinary field of women's studies by offering specialized courses in content and theory (corresponding to lower- and upper-division courses, respectively), and to promote projects designed to integrate insights of women's and feminist scholarship into a general curriculum.
Coursework leading up to WS 499. Colloquium in Women’s Studies will concentrate on the following three goals:
- the study of women's issues,
- the promotion of interdisciplinary research and critical thinking,
- raising questions about the exclusionary functions of existing knowledge.
Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies
The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in women's studies. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all women's studies courses. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study.
* The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.
† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement. Women's studies majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the courses listed in the above table under Mathematics.
Requirements for a Minor in Women's Studies
For non-majors, the following courses constitute a minor in women's studies. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title.
To declare a minor, a special form must be filled out and filed with the Records Office by the end of the student's junior year. The appropriate form is available from the student's advisor or from the Office of the Registrar.