Before graduation, a student minoring in Women's and Gender Studies will complete
an exit interview with two members of the Women's and Gender Studies Program Committee
The purpose of the interview is to provide graduating minors with an opportunity to:
- Reflect on their experience in Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) courses at Augusta
- Explain their how their experience allowed them to meet WGST learning goals.
- Offer feedback about how Augusta University might strengthen its Women's and Gender
Studies offerings and its program more generally.
This interview will be completed the semester of or the semester before graduation.
Your exit interview should be completed by Week 10 of the semester in which you will
graduate—the Women's and Gender Studies Director will post a sign-up sheet for graduating
minors or she will contact students individually. You will need to submit your portfolio prior to scheduling your exit interview.
Exit Interview Questions
You can expect to be asked the following questions in your exit interview. Prior to
the interview, re-read your portfolio papers and your reflective cover letter. Please
think carefully about the following questions; you are encouraged to bring notes with
you to your interview to help you provide thorough answers.
- As you reflect on the courses you've taken, how has your thinking about gender roles
and expectations changed?
- In Women's and Gender Studies, we don't just talk about women. How do our conversations
about gender influence or overlap with our conversations about race, ethnicity, class,
sexuality, and nation?
- What has this influence or overlap taught you about privilege and oppression at local
and/or global levels?
- How have your classes encouraged you to connect your academic conversations about
gender to action taking place in the community?
- What are two major issues that you've discussed in your coursework that shape women's
- Why is it important to be able to critique representations of gender (and the identity
factors mentioned in question two) in media and other everyday situations?
- If Augusta University offered a major, a certificate, or a co-major in Women's and
Gender Studies, would you have considered pursuing it? Why or why not?