The Women's Studies Program at Queens College offers students the opportunity to think about these questions in the context of a rigorous academic program of study. Women's Studies is an exciting, relatively new area of study, examining the role of women and men in society from an interdisciplinary perspective, and focusing on gender in its complex relation to questions of class, race, ethnicity and sexuality.
In addition to a core group of four basic Women's Studies courses, the program offers a wide range of courses taught by more than 30 faculty members from the humanities and social sciences. In addition, through internships in outside organizations, students gain experience and skills that will help them develop an awareness of their own interests and commitments, and assist them in choosing careers or directions for further study. All courses are open to women and men students.
Students have the option to MAJOR in Women's Studies, or to MINOR in Women's Studies in conjunction with a major or minor in a wide variety of fields including English, History, Sociology, Political Science, Urban Studies, Journalism, and Business and Liberal Arts (BALA), among others. A degree in Women's Studies is excellent preparation for graduate work in professional fields such as Law, Social Work, and Journalism, or in academic fields like History, Sociology, or English.
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Distribution Requirements (9 credits)
At least one course from each of the following categories:
1. Scientific Theories of Gender (designated courses in Biology, Health Education, or Psychology)
2. Women and Cultural Traditions (designated courses in Anthropology or English)
3. Women and Society (designated courses in Economics, History, Sociology, Anthropology)
Electives (15 credits)
Choose among current offerings. These courses are not offered every semester, and the topics may vary.
Women's Studies 390.3W: Tutorial
Permission of Director of Women's Studies and Director of Interdisciplinary and Special Studies. Students undertake
and complete an individual research project under the supervision of a member of the Women's Studies faculty.
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