Centennial Honors College

Women's Studies

Students may complete an honors curriculum in University Honors, Upper Division Honors, or Lower Division Honors. All Honors students must complete the one-hour honors colloquium (G H 299). Lower Division Honors includes General Honors coursework. Upper Division Honors includes honors work in the major. University Honors combines Upper and Lower Division Honors.

The Women’s Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major. It is expected that the honors students will use the interconnections among disciplines as a special advantage in exploring the topics of women’s studies. There are, for example, thematic connections in content among many women’s studies courses, but approach, theoretical paradigms, and research tools differ according to academic discipline. Honors students in women’s studies will be expected to explore some of the connections, intersections, and diverse interpretations that will be uncovered through interdisciplinary study. It is expected that in-course honors papers and the honors thesis or internship will knot together some of the threads of continuity in the interdisciplinary approach to this topic. Students will be required to complete all requirements for a major in Women’s Studies, which includes 33 semester hours of courses in Women’s Studies. In addition, the following honors requirements will apply.

Grade Requirements

3.4 overall GPA

3.4 GPA in honors courses

Lower Division Honors Requirements

Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)

An honors section of the First Year Experience (3 semester hours) (a General Honors seminar may be substituted in some cases)

GH 299 (one semester hour)

Upper Division Honors Requirements

G H 299

9 semester hours of in-course honors in Women’s Studies courses or related areas or honors courses with special permission.

4 semester hours of WS 491 (Honors Thesis) distributed over two semesters as follows: 2 semester hours for research and two semester hours for thesis writing

OR

2 semester hours of WS 498 – Readings in Women’s Studies and 2 hours of WS 499 – Internship in Women’s Studies. Both courses to be taken with in-course honors requirements.

University Honors

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (in some cases a General Honors seminar may be substituted)
  • GH 299
  • 9 semester hours of in-course honors in Women’s Studies courses or related areas or honors courses with special permission.
  • 4 semester hours of WS 491 (Honors Thesis) distributed over two semesters as follows: 2 semester hours for research and two semester hours for thesis writing

OR

  • 2 semester hours of WS 498 – Readings in Women’s Studies and 2 hours of WS 499 – Internship in Women’s Studies. Both courses to be taken with in-course honors requirements.