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Women's Studies Minor

Program Requirements Eligible Courses Contact

All students are welcome to pursue an interdisciplinary minor in Women's Studies. Such a minor demonstrates to potential employers and graduate programs that you are capable of serious, critical thinking from many different disciplinary perspectives. In addition, it shows a breadth of knowledge of women's issues and provides an understanding of the legal, moral, and political issues confronting women today.

A Women's Studies minor will help you choose from exciting career opportunities in many different fields, including teaching, writing, publishing, health, politics, law, psychology, and social work.

Program Requirements
The minor in Women's Studies requires 18 course credits (six courses), one of which must be Women's Studies 101: Introduction to Women's Studies (WE). The five additional courses may be made up of a combination of eligible courses from different departments, and students may use courses that satisfy major field or course requirements to satisfy the minor in Women's Studies.

Eligible Courses
The following courses can count towards the 18 credits required for completion of a minor in Women's Studies:

COMM 340: Media Criticism 
ENGL 313: Women in Literature
HIST 455: Women in American History
HIST 461: Women in European History
NURS 103: Introduction to Nursing 
SPAN 440: Women in Hispanic Literature 
PSYC 321: Social Psychology
PSYC 343: Psychology of Women
SOC 399: Gender Roles 
INTG 418: Women's Voices, Women's Lives
INTG 420: Sexuality, the Individual, and Society 

Other courses, including independent studies courses, may be eligible if approved in advance. Students should contact the program coordinators for further details.


Heather Alumbaugh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Co-director of Women's Studies
Founders Hall, Room 372
(718) 405-3275
Daniel Opler, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of History
Co-Director of Women's Studies
Founders Hall, Room 372 
Phone: (718) 405-3235 

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