PROGRAM OVERVIEW The Women's Studies Concentration is a multidisciplinary program that focuses on the totality of women's experiences, with attention to the social construction of gender identity and gender relations, and the intersection of gender with other categories namely, race, class and sexuality. Women's Studies programs promote the comparative study of women and women's issues from a global perspective. The concentration is not a major but is compatible with many majors.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONCENTRATION Women's Studies concentrators choose from many disciplines to complete their concentration requirements. The concentration consists of twenty-one (21) hours of coursework, Only six credits may be selected from the same academic discipline.
INTERNSHIPS & OPPORTUNITIES Women’s studies concentrators do internships at a wide range of institutions depending on their interests and needs. Internships have ranged from businesses catering to women to government offices doing human rights work to non-profits such as the Young Women’s Resource Center or women’s health centers such as Planned Parenthood.
CAREER OPTIONS The women’s studies concentration is not a major, but complements a student's major. A concentration in Women’s studies can be valuable in many different fields including government, non-profit agencies, non-governmental agencies, education, human resources, social work, counseling, law, medicine and the arts.
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES Student organizations of special interest to women’s studies concentrators include Students for Women’s Issues (SWI), Drake University Voice of Choice (DUVOC), El Ritmo Latino, Coalition of Black Students, and the Rainbow Union.