The Gender and Women's Studies Department has provided information for students participating in the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP). Students participating on other study abroad programs should contact the department directly for more information.
Study Abroad Questionnaire
- Is there a specific time frame in which students are required to declare a major in your department? If yes, when?
No, but they must complete the prerequisite for the major.
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
The Undergraduate Adviser signs the form.
- Should students make an appointment to have their academic planning form signed in your department? If so, do they need to bring a transcript or any other supplemental materials with them to their appointment?
No appointment is necessary. Drop-in hours are Monday through Friday 9-12 and 1-4.
- What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP? Is this maximum calculated by number of courses or by units of credit?
The maximum of 2 upper division EAP elective courses will be approved towards completion of the major.
- Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?
No restrictions: However, students need to remember that the GWS senior seminar (GWS 195) is only offered in the fall semester, and the honors course (GWS H195) is only offered in the spring.
- Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?
- Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?
- If you represent a department which teaches foreign language, does your department award major credit for the courses taken during the Intensive Language Program (ILP) portion of the UCEAP program?
- Does your department distribute a special information sheet for your majors which includes advice on how to articulate participation with UCEAP with the major?
- Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period? If yes, what is your departmental policy on releasing advising holds for students currently abroad on UCEAP (e.g. is advising possible via email, skype, etc.)?
Yes, students can contact the Undergraduate Adviser via email, skype or phone to get their holds released.
Other Comments: The Women's Studies department encourages and is very supportive of majors participating in EAP. The department also supports students who require departmental signatures for EAP but have not yet declared the major or completed the prerequisite.