Imploring the graduates to 'Stand up and yell," WNBC 4 New York Anchor and Reporter David Ushery commended the Class of 2018 for overcoming obstacles and doing the work necessary to reach Spring Commencement on May 17 at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island.
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.
Leading by example, Valerie Kaufmann '18 will share her successes and hopes to make the world a better place when she delivers her Valedictory Address on Thursday, May 17 at the Ford Amphitheater on the Coney Island Boardwalk at 12:00pm.
A surprise honor for retiring Accounting Professor Geoffrey Horlick was one of the highlights of St. Francis College's 134th Charter Day Convocation held April 27, 2018
Five St. Francis College Honors Program students presented their research at the end of the Spring 2018 semester, May 20, 2018, in a symposium celebrating the academic rigor and independent motivation of the brightest and most committed students at the College.
With more than 30 films from almost 10 countries and a series of panels with award winning filmmakers, the 3rd Annual SFC Women's Film Festival offered an amazing resource for St. Francis College students to meet, question, and learn about the craft of making movies.
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.
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