Course work

Students accepted into WILL are required to complete 4 courses of Women's and Gender Studies and an internship or co-op experience in a field of their choice. There are two required Women’s and Gender Studies courses for the program: Introduction to Women’s Studies and the Women, Leadership and Social Change seminar. Students may choose from a wide variety of courses, such as Women in Islam, Gender and Globalization, Family Violence, Women in American History, Gender Roles, Women and the Renaissance, Voices of Black Women in Literature, Music and Film and Body, Image and Culture. A complete list of courses is found on the Women’s Studies web site.

Co-curricular activities

WILL student are required to spend a minimum of 15 hours per semester engaged in co-curricular activities, such as attending WILL talks, engaging in community service or planning a program or activity. In past semesters, WILL programming has included the following:

  • Mentoring of students at Phoenix Middle School
  • Book, blanket and clothing drives for women and families in need
  • Workshop by Dr. Maria Cotera, “Keepin’ it real! Being an ally to young Latinas”
  • Service at food banks and homeless shelters
  • ON campus events to promote awareness about sexual assault
  • Film series
  • Social events such as attending lectures and plays