Students

Students who wish to concentrate in the multidisciplinary program in Women’s Studies or elect the correlate sequence should consult the director of the program. With an adviser or advisers in the program, applicants plan a course of study, tailored to their particular interests and needs in the field. The concentration or correlate sequence must be approved by the adviser or advisers and the director of the program.

The following is from the Vassar College Catalogue.

Requirements for the Concentration:  12 units elected from at least three disciplines, including: (1) Women’s Studies 130, Introduction to Women’s Studies; (2) 2 units selected from Women’s Studies 240, 241, 245, 248, 251, 277; (3) 1 unit in feminist theory, chosen from Women’s Studies 250, 381, or an equivalent course approved by the steering committee by petition; (4) Women’s Studies 299 (Thesis Preparation) and Women’s Studies 301-302 (Thesis), a 1-unit essay or project in the senior year; (5) WMST 375, “Seminar in Women’s Studies”; (6) in addition to the thesis and 375, 2 units at the 300-level selected from Women’s Studies program courses or the list of Women’s Studies Approved Courses (300-level courses must be taken from no fewer than two departments or programs); (6) additional Women’s Studies courses selected from program courses or the list of Women’s Studies Approved Courses. 

All courses should be chosen in consultation with the adviser or the director of the program. No required courses for a concentration in Women’s Studies may be taken NRO, and no more than 3 units may be taken as ungraded work.  No more than 2 units at the 100-level may count towards the Women's Studies minimum requirement of 12 units.  The senior thesis is graded.

Senior-Year Requirements: Women’s Studies 299 (.5 unit, Thesis Preparation) and Women’s Studies 301-302 (total of 1.0 unit, Thesis).

Requirements for the Correlate Sequence: 6 graded units including: (1) Women’s Studies 130, Introduction to Women’s Studies; (2) 1 unit chosen from Women’s Studies 240, 241, 245, 248, 277, 251; (3) 1 unit in feminist theory, chosen from Women’s Studies 250, 278, 376, or an equivalent course approved by the steering committee by petition; (4) 3 other courses from the list of Women’s Studies Approved Courses, germane to the focus of the correlate sequence. No more than 2 units may be taken at the 100-level and at least 1 unit must be at the 300-level.