This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2020–21.


Major Requirements

A minimum of eight courses, three of which are required as follows:

Required Courses

Feminist Methodology

A course in feminist methodology:

Feminist Theory

A course in feminist theory:

Divisions

At least four more courses from the following list, taken from at least two of the divisions:

Division A
Division B
Division C

Other Courses

Other courses may be counted toward a women's studies major, depending on the orientation of the course, and/or the direction of the readings and student projects during a particular year. Such courses need the approval of the instructor and the women's studies director to be counted toward a women's studies major. Students must check with their WMST adviser about which of the following courses meet WMST concentration requirements. WMST credit cannot be granted once the course is completed with a non-approved instructor.

These courses include:

Additional Information

Students' relationships with their advisers are a critical part of the women's studies program. Following admission to the program, students, in consultation with their advisers, may develop a sequence of required and elective courses related to a particular topic. Some suggested topics are postcolonial and critical race studies; family studies; women in the United States; global perspectives on women; women, work, and family; women and social change; women and religion; and women, knowledge, and text.

Honors and High Honors

Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the  program page.


Women's Studies Program

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the  catalogue page.