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Women's and Gender Studies

An In-Depth Look at the Societal Contributions of Women

The contributions women have made to society are numerous, but so often forgotten or downplayed. Courses in Women's Studies at St. Francis College reclaim and re-frame the meaning of women's roles and achievements.

The minor in Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study focusing on how ideas about women, gender, and sexuality operate in and influence society. By looking at the biological, psychological, social, political, and cultural aspects of women, gender, and sexuality within different cultures and professions, the minor endeavors to highlight how ideas about these categories influence literature, the arts, the sciences, business, and technology.

The minor also underscores the contributions women, non-gender conforming, and LGBTQ people have made to these fields and in other areas where they are underrepresented. An integration of coursework and cultural events will prepare students to think critically about how gender and sexuality operate in daily life, appreciate the contributions and struggles women, non-gender conforming, and LGBTQ people have made and endured, and prepare students for futures in social work, health care, business administration, artistic and cultural administration, media, nonprofit work, and graduate school.


Outcomes

Preparing for

an impactful career

The Women’s Studies Minor is an outstanding complement to any major, helping students learn to examine topics such as work, parenthood and creativity through the lens of gender.

Inclusive

A diverse student body means students are trained to serve diverse communities.

Hands on

Students are trained to put theory into practice with numerous opportunities for real world applications.

Outcomes-driven

Students graduating from SFC have gone onto placements at some of the most prestigious hospitals around the country.

About the Department

Mission

The minor in Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study focusing on how ideas about women, gender, and sexuality operate in and influence society.

Goals & Objectives

Students who complete the minor in Women’s and Gender Studies will learn:

  • How gender and sexuality have been constructed socially, culturally, politically, and scientifically.
  • The challenges which women, non-gender conforming, and LGBTQ people have faced throughout history and their movements to create change.
  • Critical and theoretical frameworks related to Women’s and Gender Studies across disciplines.
  • Appreciation for cultural and social events related to women’s, nongender conforming, and LGBTQ people’s experiences.
Women's Studies Faculty
Associate Professor / Program Director of Honors Program / Director, Women's and Gender Studies Minor / Director, The Center for Women's & Gender Studies

Sara Rzeszutek

[email protected]
Office: 718.489.2002 
Assistant Professor

Lisa Paolucci

[email protected]
Office: 718.489.5279 
Student Stories

OUTCOME DRIVEN EDUCATION

Our graduates come from all walks of life, with one thing in common: the desire and drive to serve their communities.

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