So, as it says above, I am insane. I would have to be, really, to even consider what I have decided to do. Once again, I am double majoring.
That’s right, you read it correctly, I’m double majoring. This time in Women’s Studies (hopefully Honours) and History. Now, I haven’t actually taken any history courses yet, but when Kali and I went through the courses and different departments available at UVic, the one department other then Women’s Studies that had me going “OooOoo! I wanna take that!” was History. So, my second major is now History.
With that written, I think a little history is called for.
As things are, UVic doesn’t have a Masters program for Women’s Studies. That means I would have to get an interdisciplinary degree. This means that I have to have another major, despite how much I may or may not enjoy having one. It is a well known fact that Kali enjoys planning courses, so as soon as I told her this news she came over and we spent a couple hours going through courses and degree requirements. It was finally decided that my second degree would be History. There were a lot of courses (more than I need to take for the degree) that really appealed to me.
Now, a second major isn’t my only option. I could just get a minor in History and go to grad school somewhere else. There are a couple of universities in the country that offer a Masters degree in Women’s Studies. It would be more expensive, but not totally out of the question.
Another option is to get my Bachelors in Women’s Studies and then take a year off until a Masters program is offered at UVic. The WS department is expecting that they should be getting the program between the next two to three years. If everything goes to plan, I should be graduating in two years.
This last option is the most appealing to me, but I don’t want to totally block the double major from being an option either. This basically means that I for this next summer and year, I stick to my current course plan.
Wishing I knew what to do,