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Women's & Gender Studies Concentration

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Women’s & Gender Studies

Contact Information:

Room: F115/ Phone: 718-368-5162

Since the fall of 1997, the Women's and Gender Studies Concentration at Kingsborough Community College has remained an important and innovative site of academic inquiry. This concentration is open to all students. Students must take "Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies" and nine more elective credits from three of four groups, most of which count towards Pathways and your Liberal Arts Concentration. In this concentration, students will analyze structures of power and dimensions of difference by focusing on gender and the ways in which it intersects with other social identities, such as race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, ability, age, religion, among others. They will learn about concepts of sex/gender systems, histories of social movements, interdisciplinary modes of inquiry, political debates, and cultural productions. They will engage in feminist knowledge projects in both disciplinary locations like English and history and interdisciplinary locations like LGBTQ Studies and Ethnic Studies. Students will challenge dominant narratives of power relations and social inequalities, explore different angles of vision, reposition marginalized groups across location, and link critical examination and practical intervention in their lives and in the world through civic engagement.

Courses in the Women's and Gender Studies Concentration at Kingsborough transfer to other CUNY institutions, such as Brooklyn, the College of Staten Island, Hostos, Hunter, Lehman and Queens College. We encourage students from all disciplines to get involved and to help build our community, comprised of faculty committed to research, teaching, and advocacy work for social change.

For more information contact,, or, visit F115 between 10:00AM-3:00PM Monday through Thursday, or call 718-368-4619 or fax 718-368-4629.

Women's and Gender Studies Learning Outcome

A learning outcome for a concentration is a statement of what all students of that concentration will learn from the concentration. Ours states that all students will learn to:

Recognize and interpret ways that gender as a category for analysis shapes the socio-historical and political position of women through an interdisciplinary and multicultural framework.

WGS Classes, Fall 2018

Course  Number Class # Section Session
ART   3000  10352 01 1
ANT     3900   9180 01  1
ANT390010326 021
MH37009708 01 1
PSY    11001033126  1
SOC  31009421061
SOC3100   9372301
SOC 38001077301P1
SOC380025849 02 1
MCM 300010159021
ENG1200 939045 1
ENG1200 940257 1
ENG1200 9878851
ENG24009434 011
ENG670010828 011
ENG 6800 9068011
ENG700010607 011
HIS 6800 8903  011
HIS 68008959 031
HIS                          680010048W06 1
Women's and Gender Studies Courses:

Course Title
ART 3900 Women in the Fine Arts
ANT 3700* Introduction to Anthropology
ANT 3900 Sexuality and Culture
BIO 2800 Biology of Women
ENG 1200* Freshman English I
ENG 2400* Freshman English II
ENG 6700 Women and Literature
ENG 7000 Sexuality and Literature
HE 3800 Women's Health Issues
HE 5200* Human Sexuality
HE 5400 Men's Health Issues
HIS 6600 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
HIS 6800 Women in American History
MCM 3000* Mass Media
MH 3700* Introduction to Domestic Violence Counseling
MUS 3100* The Musical Experience
PEW 2100 Personal Self Defense for Women
POL 7500 Women in Politics
PSY 1100* General Psychology
PSY 3700 Psychology of Gender
SOC 3100* Introduction to Sociology
SOC 3800 Sociology of Gender
SPA 7000* Spanish Cinema

*Not all sections of courses focus on Women`s & Gender Studies. See CUNY First Portal for specific section.

Click here for further information from the Kingsborough Community College Catalog






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