Tracks

Specialization Tracks for Women’s Studies Majors

Women’s and Gender Studies offers two specialization tracks for majors: Gender, Sexuality and Public Health (GSPH); and Gender and Social Change (GSC). The tracks draw on the program's two key and interrelated areas of research and teaching focus: 1. gender, sexuality, and public health and 2. transnational feminist social movements and activism. The GSPH track allows students to explore the important interrelationship between cultural and social theories of gender and sexuality and various histories and methods of public health. Courses in this track critically examine the multiple discourses, practices, and institutions that structure the experience of health in a transnational world. The GSC track allows students to engage in gender analysis of key transnational social, economic, political, and cultural issues. Courses in the track explore the interconnectedness of race, class, gender and sexuality through struggles for social change and justice.

Both tracks are 18-credit specializations and require a 3-credit internship chosen from a group of approved internships.  A specialization track can enhance the learning experience for students and, with proper planning, a track is also possible for those with double majors.

Track Information

1. The GSPH track would be useful to students planning careers in the health professions (such as medicine, public health or nursing) or graduate study in fields such as social work and law. Completion of the track requires five electives with a grade of “C” or better.   The full lists of courses and internships are available in the Women’s and Gender Studies Office. Sample courses taught in recent years include Global Science/Women’s Health; Women and Healthcare in the US; Feminism, Racism, and Medicine; Psychology of Reproduction; Cultures of Disability; Queer Studies: Theorizing Race, Gender and Sexuality. Sample GSPH internships include organizations such as Planned Parenthood or LIGALY (Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth).  

2. The GSC track would benefit students planning careers in law, social work, public policy, non-profit organizations, or the media. The track would also be useful to students who plan to pursue graduate studies in related fields. Completion of the track requires five electives with a grade of “C” or better.   The full lists of courses and internships are available in the Women’s and Gender Studies Office. Sample Courses taught in recent years include Black Women and Social Change; Gender Issues in the Law; Global Feminist Activism; Women and Politics; and Social Movements and Gender in Latin America. Sample GSC internships include organizations such as the Wo/Men’s and Gender Resource Center.

For more details on enrolling and current course and internship offerings, please contact:

        Ritch Calvin, Program Advisor for Women's and Gender Studies

Ritchie.Calvin@stonybrook.edu| 631.632.7607 |2119 Humanities Building

Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5355
Phone:(631) 632-7460  Fax: (631) 632-5707

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 26 March 2014 


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Department

Brooke Belisle, a 2013 New Faculty Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies will join the department next year. "Click here for more information"

New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies

The Department is pleased to announce that the new MA/PhD program in Women's and Gender Studies has received official certification.  "Click here for more information"

Faculty

Raiford Guins new book "Game After" will be published in February 2014 with MIT Press.

Victoria Hesford's new book "Feeling Women's Liberation" was published with Duke University Press in June.

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