Advising

Whether they are full or joint concentrators, all students receive individual attention and advising from a core group of dedicated and highly-engaged faculty.

The Director of Undergraduate Studies is the primary academic adviser for sophomores and juniors, and the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies is the primary academic adviser for pre-concentrators and seniors.

In consultation with their faculty advisers, students develop individual, cohesive plans of study tailored to their specific intellectual interests. Faculty members are closely involved with students’ academic development at every stage of the concentration, from our small-group Sophomore Tutorial all the way through our advanced courses and the Junior and Senior Tutorials where thesis-track students work one-on-one with a tutor to complete the junior paper and senior thesis, respectively. Many of the courses offered by WGS are seminars, allowing for an exciting and productive exchange of ideas between students and faculty.