Women's and Gender Studies students may earn anywhere from one to three credits by completing an independent study.
If there is a topic that you’re curious about, you can pursue independent research and/or creative projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
Recent students have written papers, contributed to faculty research projects, presented lectures, or completed creative projects, including documentary films, zines, and photography projects.
How to Apply
If you have an idea for an independent study, the first step is to meet with a faculty member who has expertise in your topic area. (You’ll want to do this in the semester before you plan to do the independent study.)
Present your idea, and ask the faculty member to supervise your project. If the faculty member agrees, contact us in the program office. We’ll take care of getting you registered for credit.