St. Francis College welcomed Katharine Lee (Rutgers University)on March 20, 2018 to talk about The Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society & Women's Reform Movements as part of the Spring 2018 Senior Citizen Lecture Series, "From New Nation to World Power: Culture, Politics, and Society in the United States, 1789-1896."
An in Depth Look at What it Means to be a Woman
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 Studies is an interdisciplinary tract that looks at history, sociology, culture and much more as a way to understand the ways in which sex and gender function in our world.
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.
The minor in Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study focusing on the roles of women and gender in society. By looking at the biological, psychological, and social aspects of women and gender within different cultures and professions, the minor endeavors to highlight women’s contributions to literature, the arts, and the sciences. An integration of coursework and cultural events will deepen an appreciation for women’s struggle for independence and equality and for the way gender operates in daily life.
On March 19, the 3rd Annual SFC Women's Festival launches a four-day celebration of bold and expressive films made by women, which will also feature thought-provoking panel discussions with industry professionals and a Visual Reality session.
Ever since St. Francis College went co-ed 50 years ago, many successful women have graduated from the institution to become successful leaders in a variety of fields. Now, many of these women are coming together to grow the Women Leadership Network (WLN) at St. Francis College.
They come from New York City and around the world; St. Francis College students and faculty who work together for the common goal of improving themselves and the world around them.
In a deeply personal address with anecdotes about his family and an exploration of the mission of college education in the modern day, St. Francis College President Miguel Martinez-Saenz laid out an ambitious plan setting the College on a path of growth and transformation.
The story of this escalating tax fight between Brooklyn and the government will be told by author Sarah Lohman in the first lecture of the Spring 2018 Senior Citizen Lecture Series, "From New Nation to World Power: Culture, Politics, and Society in the United States, 1789-1896."
The Women’s Studies Center opened at St. Francis College in July 2007. The Center seeks to produce socially aware and interested citizens to further advance equity and opportunities for all individuals. Through an interdisciplinary, inclusive approach, those involved with the Center work to secure funding to support student/faculty research and projects related to the intellectual and practical challenges – past, current and, future – posed by gender and faced by women in particular. Women’s global and political issues are addressed through strong leadership and activism. The Center also serves the larger community by raising awareness of gender issues through workshops, lectures and related cultural events and projects.
The Women’s Studies Center operates in cooperation with the Women’s Studies Minor. While the Women’s Studies Minor is an academic program with scholarship at its foundation, the Women’s Studies Center has "action" as its cornerstone to support the academic endeavors of the minor. In doing so, the Center strives to strengthen alliances both within and outside of St. Francis College to promote awareness and make positive contributions to the lives of women and those around them.
Office: Room 6003
Co-Directors: Dr. Wendy Galgan
- Develop an historical perspective of women and their struggles for independence and equality.
- Understand the role of gender in culture and society.
- Examine gender roles and balance of power differentials across different settings.
- Endorse critical thinking and writing about women/gender issues as they are reflected in various disciplines.
- Promote cultural events that support an appreciation for women and their roles in cultures, societies, and institutions.
Learn about Program Requirements in the Course Catalogue