Free Electives Credits: 21 Hours
Students may choose from our full complement of courses to complete their major requirements.
We encourage students to take courses that are history-based, global, and those that address sexuality, ethnicity, and identity. Students have the option to do 21 hours in one of the following areas, in one or more areas, or create an independent path under consultation with the advisor. Possible areas of emphasis include:
Culture and Representation; Science, the Body and Sexualities; Social Policy and Social Justice; Independent Path. (see advisor for list of offerings)
As part of their 21 free elective hours students, with a minimum GPA of 3.300, have the option of pursuing internships (GWST 4970 ).
Gender and Women’s Studies with Honors
Honors in Gender and Women’s Studies recognizes academically ambitious students who have excelled in their undergraduate careers, and who are ready for graduate school and/or employment in the public or private spheres. Requirements include an overall minimum GPA of 3.500 and the completion of GWST 4965 , Senior Honors Project. Students in UW Honors Program, McNair Scholars Program, or other departments that require completion of an independent research project may dovetail their honors work in GWST with those programs.
For students beginning in Fall 2015, Honors in Gender and Women’s Studies requires the completion of 3 semesters of foreign language or sign language, or a concentration in quantitative analysis and research methods, including statistics.