Students minoring in Women’s & Gender Studies will be required to engage in an Awareness/Action Project to complete the minor. This may be done in one of two ways:
Each course offering in the Women’s & Gender Studies Program outlines an experiential/immersion component. When appropriate women and gender studies students may focus that activity on issues relevant to the minor.
In consultation with the Women’s & Gender Studies Coordinator and appropriate W&GS faculty, students can choose to do an independent Awareness/Action project. Possibilities for these projects may include:
presentation of research open to the community, including presenting at Spotlight on Students;
presentation of women’s contributions to history and culture during Women’s History Month;
internships or community service with organizations committed to working for gender equality or dealing with issues of domestic/sexual violence locally, nationally, globally;
organizing community round table discussions relevant to the course of study in minor;
working with student organizations such as SOUP or Women’s Global Network to raise visibility and awareness of their goals, and assist in organizing community events.
working with appropriate campus groups and programs to address enhancing campus climate in relation to sex and gender.