With Cornell's One Course At A Time curriculum, you have the option to dedicate an entire block to independent research. As a gender, sexuality, and women's studies major, you will complete a senior capstone experience, which is an individual project or internship that synthesizes what you have learned into a cohesive experience. Many students choose to conduct research and then present it at the Student Symposium or submit it for publication.
One example of a student publication was Hannah Altmann's opinion piece on Slutwalk Philadelphia in the Spring 2012 issue of Feminist Studies.
Recent topics of senior capstone projects include:
- Homebirth Midwifery: An Empowering Alternative to Medicalized Childbirth
- Feminist Approaches to Art Making
- Reframing Alison Saar: Obtaining a New Locus
- Menstruation, Menstrual Suppression, and Perceptions of Body Normalcy
- Feminist Analyses of Domesticity
- Subverting Space: Changes in the Gendered Division of Labor in Dokodwendu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (participant observation from 18 qualitative interviews conducted in South Africa)