Upon graduation, a major in the Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies program from Amherst College:
- should have mastered an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to the creation, meaning, function, and perpetuation of gender in human societies, both past and present.
- should be able to make specific inquiry into women's material, cultural, and economic productions, their self-descriptions and collective undertakings. (See Writing a SWAGS Thesis for Honors and Special Topics/Independent Study)
- should be able to analyze the intersection of gender with other categories of difference.
In order to achieve these goals, students should be able to analyze women and gender in the context of:
- forming an argument and using evidence to back that argument up in both written and oral form;
- analyzing texts from a variety of disciplines and cultures;
- producing a coherent narrative and critically evaluating the narratives of others;
- understanding the historical development of social and political issues;
- appreciating the interrelationship of activism and intellectual inquiry.
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- The Cross-Cultural Construction of Gender
- Feminist Science Studies
- Greek Civilization
- Sexualities in International Relations
- Black Feminist Literary Traditions
- Black Sexualities
- Contemporary Fashion in a Historical Perspective
- Witches, Vampires and Other Monsters
- Women of Ill Repute: Prostitutes in Nineteenth-Century French Literature
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Common Application, Coalition Application OR QuestBridge Application
- Amherst College Writing Supplement
- $65 Application Fee (non-refundable) or Fee Waiver (requested through Common Application, Coalition Application or Amherst's Quick Pass).
- School Report
- Secondary School Transcript
- Counselor Recommendation (College Counselor / Guidance Counselor)
- Two Teacher Recommendations (English, Math, Science, Social Studies or Foreign Language)
- Optional Standardized Test Results for the SAT or ACT (either self-reported or official scores).
- Early Decision Agreement (for ED applicants)
- First marking period grades from senior year (for ED applicants)
- Mid-Year School Report Form (as soon as first trimester/first semester grades are available)
- Mid-Year Transcript (as soon as first trimester/first semester grades are available)
International75800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 75800 USD per year during 48 months.
National75800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 75800 USD per year during 48 months.
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