The Capstone Experience in Women's and Gender Studies
All majors will be required to select a capstone experience, with the guidance of their adviser, from the following three options offered in 2013 - 2014. Students should begin to think about which option would best fit their concentration when they declare the major. They must declare their option by the end of their junior year.
- Option One: WGST 312 (Seminar) Feminist Inquiry. Each year the seminar will be a different special topic.
- Option Two: WGST 313 Fieldwork in Women's Studies
- Option Three: WGST 360/370 Senior Thesis
Option Three is the traditional senior honors thesis which requires two units over the senior year. See Academic Distinctions for requirements. A thesis does not need to have an experiential component but typically it is based on some original research. Option Two must involve an experiential component.
This year the department will offer one student internship for summer experiences. The student is expected to work at a placement for the summer which could be in the U.S. or outside of the U.S. This internship can be turned into a Capstone Experience. Learn more or apply for the WGST Summer Internship Stipend 2016.
Student Involvement in Faculty Research
Every year a group of students work on faculty projects. Often these are funded through NSF or other internal college programs. Notices are sent to majors and minors who apply.