Honors Work in Women’s Studies
For majors who are highly academically motivated and considering graduate work, the Department offers the opportunity to design and complete an extensive “mini-thesis” research paper, under the supervision of one of the Women’s Studies faculty. Admission to Honors work (generally in the senior year) requires a grade point average of at least 3.3. Successful completion of two semesters of Honors work is recognized at the university’s Honors Convocation, and on the transcript.
Selected List of Women’s Studies Honors papers:
“Bawdy Bodies: The Burlesque Revival” (Natalia Cooper, 2005)
“Challenges of Implementing a Batterer Intervention Program in a Correctional Facility” (Amanda Greene, 2005)
“A Matter of Fists and Feathers: Sexuality and the Gendered Construction of Cuban Nation, 1959-1971” (Daniel Rodriguez, 2004)
“The Limits of Transnational Human-rights Oriented Activism in Opposing Honor Killings” (Sabah Uddin, 2001)
“In Strength and Struggle: Lessons from the Battered Women’s Movement” (Claire MacNeill, 2000)
“The Politics of Identity: Exploring Concepts of Bisexuality” (Christa Lyons, 1998)
“The Battered Women’s Movement and Its Impact on Police Practice” (Atsuko Takakura, 1998)
“Quilting Women: A Study of Quilting’s Place in the Contemporary Culture” (Jackie Cornog, 1997)
If you are interested in Honors work, be sure to contact the Department chairperson at least by pre-registration in the semester prior to your senior year, to check your eligibility and inform yourself about the procedures for finding a faculty advisor and writing an Honors proposal.