The Program offers various courses that meet General Education requirements including the Perspectives on Diversity Requirement, both domestic and international (WGSS 203, 246, 305, 364, 365, 367, 357 and 482. In addition, a number of WGSS courses fulfill Writing Intensive, Research and Immersion requirements.
The structure of the major includes core courses, a course in transnational movements, power and critique courses, a course in U.S. Ethnic Studies and internship/field experiences. The WGSS major is designed to allow students flexibility and versatility. Students and faculty work closely to shape the WGSS major to meet the needs and interests of the individual student. The Program encourages students to participate in off-campus programs and to design independent study experiences, enabling each person to take advantage of the rich diversity of opportunities available at Earlham College and in the world.
A student who wishes to declare a major in WGSS should meet with the convener to receive final approval of her/his course selections. A student will follow the program requirements based on the catalog year in which they entered.
Students majoring in WGSS must complete: