Undergraduate Learning Community

The 2019-20 IRW Learning Community -- This is What Democracy Looks Like: Feminist Re-imaginings

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The Institute for Research on Women invites all undergraduates to apply for its Fall 2019 non-residential Learning Community titled "This is What Democracy Looks Like: Feminist Re-imaginings." This discussion-based, 1.5 credit seminar meets once a week (Thursdays, 4:30-6 pm on Douglass Campus) and is a space for open dialogue to explore a variety of topics related to the theme. We have dinner together, take part in digital technology and professionalization workshops, attend IRW's Distinguished Lecture Series and field trips, and conduct research on individual topics of choice that will culminate in a final podcast or video (no experience necessary prior to the course). Students are encouraged to develop projects that center on a range of topics topics ranging from activism and human rights to personal trauma and xenophobia, all through the prisms of race, gender, class, and sexuality.



  • Earn 1.5 course credits
  • Attend IRW Distinguished Lectures, class field trip, and watch films
  • Create intellectual community with peers and network with scholars, activists, artists and professionals
  • Acquire presentation skills
  • Develop a research project
  • Meet only once per week, Thursdays from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Food and fun in an intimate seminar setting!


Apply to join the Spring 2020 IRW Learning Community



Quick Links

** Apply online to join the Spring 2020 Learning Community.**

For more information please see the Frequently Asked Questions or contact IRW.