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Program Director:
Jill Swiencicki
Email: jswiencicki@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8214

Women & Gender Studies Minor Requirements


Note: The most current Women and Gender Studies Program Requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.


Minor Requirements

The Women and Gender Studies minor consist of 6 courses (18 credits) from a variety of academic disciplines: one introduction course, one course in feminist and/or gender theory, three electives, and one capstone course, described below.

Introduction Course (3 credits)

The Introduction course provides a background to many of the major themes and issues in Women and Gender Studies. Readings from a variety of perspectives will strengthen your awareness of diversity and focus on crucial issues of social justice by questioning notions of dominance and oppression.

Feminist and/or Gender Theory Course (3 credits)

For your Feminist and/or Gender Theory course, you will choose between the following two courses:

  • WGST/ENGL 214D – P1 Reading Gender
  • WGST/AMST 216 – P2 Feminist Theory

Electives (9 credits)

Choose three electives from courses covering a wide range of topics, including:

  • Gender and race in the workplace
  • Women and peace
  • Women and politics
  • Literature by women
  • Queer studies
  • Women’s history
  • Global gender studies
  • Sociology of the family
  • Marriage in society
  • Feminism and religion
  • Women in sports
  • Psychology of gender

Capstone Course (3 credits)

The Capstone course explores a variety of approaches to feminist and gender theories and discusses both how to apply these theories to a variety of texts and the historical development of feminism itself.

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