We of the Feminist Studies Committee at Stanford were recently delighted with the interest the announcement of a Program in Feminist Studies evoked in the West Coast media. Having worked hard to put together what we feel will be a stimulating and important program, we took real pleasure in the opportunity to communicate our accomplishments and plans.
But since news ofte n travels faster than understanding, we feel it necessary to clarify our status. First, the Feminist Studies Program has Non-Degree-Granting Status, meaning that students graduate with what is technically called an Individually Designed Major with a Concentration in Feminist Studies. Non-Degree-Granting Program Status is often assigned by the University to programs seen as new and experimental; should student interest and curricular development warrant it, we may apply for full Degree-Granting Status.