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Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Chair: Ivy Schweitzer

Professors S. Ackerman (Religion, Women’s and Gender Studies), I. Amadiume (Religion), F. E. Beasley (French and Italian), L. E. Boose (English), K. Conley (French and Italian), M. H. Darrow (History), M. Domosh (Geography), N. K. Frankenberry (Religion), A. C. Garrod (Education), M. J. Green (French and Italian, Women’s and Gender Studies), S. Heschel (Religion), L. A. Higgins (French and Italian), K. J. Jewell (French and Italian), I. Kacandes (German), A. Lawrence (Film Studies), A. Orleck (History), G. Parati (French and Italian, Women’s and Gender Studies), A. W. B. Randolph (Art History), I. T. Schweitzer (English, Women’s and Gender Studies), B. R. Silver (English), S. D. Spitta (Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative Literature), P. W. Travis (English), D. Washburn (AMELL); Associate Professors A. R. Allen (Philosophy, Women’s and Gender Studies), L. Baldez (Government, LALACS), R. E. Biron (Spanish), C. E. Boggs (English, Women’s and Gender Studies), S. J. Brison (Philosophy), L. A. Butler (History), N. L. Canepa (French and Italian), A. Cohen (Art History), L. E. Conkey (Geography), M. Desjardins (Film Studies), M. R. Dietrich (Biological Sciences), V. Fuechtner (German), D. K. King (Sociology), R. L. Kremer (History), A. Martín (Spanish and Portuguese, Women’s and Gender Studies), C. E. Naylor (History), R. Ohnuma (Religion, Women’s and Gender Studies), U. Rainer (German, Comparative Literature), I. Reyes (Spanish), A. Rosenthal (Art History), W. P. Simons (History), R. L. Stewart (Classics), A. Tarnowski (French and Italian), R. M. Verona (French and Italian), B. E. Will (English), M. J. Williams (Film Studies), M. Williamson (Classics), M. F. Zeiger (English); Assistant Professors D. Abouali (AMELL), F. M. A’ness (Spanish and Portuguese), S. D. Colbert (English), A. A. Coly (African and African American Studies, Comparative Literature), J. L. Fluri (Women’s and Gender Studies, Geography), M. R. Goeman (Native American Studies, English), L. Gutiérrez Nájera (Anthropology, LALACS), M. R. Herman (Sociology), J. J. Kim (History), C. H. MacEvitt (Religion), A. Merino (Spanish and Portuguese), S. L. Mollett (Geography), T. Padilla (History), P. A. Sprague (Spanish), S. A. M. Vásquez (English); Senior Lecturer M. A. Bronski (Women’s and Gender Studies); Lecturer D. J. Moody (Spanish); Visiting Professor W. P. Chin (English); Visiting Associate Professor C. Bardenstein (Jewish Studies), C. E. R. Bohmer (Government); Visiting Assistant Professor E. L. Gick; Visiting Instructor M. Meyers (Women’s and Gender Studies); Visiting Lecturer A. P. Hernandez (Women’s and Gender Studies) G. Munafo (Women’s and Gender Studies); Adjunct Associate Professor D. M. Harper (Women’s and Gender Studies); César Chávez Dissertation Fellow P. E. Herrera; Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow P. Sundar (Film Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies).

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program offers all students at Dartmouth a course of study that systematically examines the construction of gender and the historical, economic, political, social, and cultural experience of women. As such, it is an interdisciplinary program drawing on resources in the Social Sciences, the Humanities, and the Sciences.

Women’s and Gender Studies may be undertaken as a program for a major, a minor, or a modified major.

WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES MAJOR

Women’s and Gender Studies offers a range of interdisciplinary courses as well as an extensive list of associated courses, offered by other departments and programs, that have a central focus on gender or women. The major is administered by the Women’s and Gender Studies Steering Committee. Students design their major plans in consultation with an adviser and with the Chair. Only the Chair may sign major cards. Students interested in becoming majors should consult the Chair well in advance of their intended declaration of a major.

Prerequisite: Women’s and Gender Studies 10.

Requirements: (9 additional courses)

1. Women’s and Gender Studies 15

2. Women’s and Gender Studies 16

3. Women’s and Gender Studies 80

4. Three additional Women’s and Gender Studies courses

5. Three additional courses selected from Women’s and Gender Studies offerings or from associated courses

6. Concentration. In consultation with an adviser and the Chair, each student will include within the list of required courses an area of concentration consisting of at least three related courses. Some examples of possible areas of concentrations are Gender in Literature, Women in the Third World, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies, Women’s History, or Sex and Gender in Science.

7. Diversity. Each student’s major plan must include at least two courses that are clearly outside the area of concentration to provide diversity to the major.

Requirement 3 constitutes the culminating experience in the major.

HONORS PROGRAM IN WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES

Women’s and Gender Studies majors will be invited to participate in the Women’s and Gender Studies Honors Program if, after completing seven Dartmouth terms, Women’s and Gender Studies 10, and four graded courses in the Women’s and Gender Studies major, they have achieved an overall College grade point average of 3.0 and a major average of 3.3.

The Honors Program consists of a two-term thesis project, Women’s and Gender Studies 98 and 99. Students will design their projects in consultation with the adviser who has agreed to direct the thesis. A student must secure an adviser’s preliminary endorsement of the senior project by May 1st of the junior year. Having secured the adviser’s endorsement, a student must submit a thesis proposal for the approval of the Women’s and Gender Studies Steering Committee by the second week of the fall term of the senior year. Women’s and Gender Studies 98 and 99 carry two credits toward degree requirements but count as only one credit toward major requirements.

WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES MINOR

The Women’s and Gender Studies minor consists of six courses: Women’s and Gender Studies 10 (prerequisite); Women’s and Gender Studies 15 or 16; Women’s and Gender Studies 80; one other Women’s and Gender Studies course; and two additional courses selected from the Women’s and Gender Studies offerings or from associated courses.

WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES MODIFIED MAJOR

Women’s and Gender Studies cannot be modified with another major. However students can modify another major with Women’s and Gender Studies. Women’s and Gender Studies may be undertaken as the secondary part of a modified major. A Women’s and Gender Studies modified major consists of five courses: Women’s and Gender Studies 10 (prerequisite); two additional courses selected from the Women’s and Gender Studies offerings and two additional courses selected from the Women’s and Gender Studies offerings or from associated courses. A modified major should be planned to form a coherent program of study with the major. Students must file a written statement with each department and the Registrar explaining the rationale for the courses selected for the modified major.