WST Minor

Only one course (no more than three credits) offered for the minor may be taken for Pass/No Credit.
At least 15 credits letter grade (A through C) 
No more than 3 credits P/No Credit 
No more than 6 credits S/U. 
Completion of the minor requires 21 credits. 

1. WST 102 (F) or WST 103 (G) Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

2. WST 291 (G) Introduction to Feminist Theory or 301 (K) Histories of Feminism

3. WST 407 Senior Research Seminar for Women's and Gender Studies Minors

4. Twelve credits chosen from among WST courses (or their crosslisted equivalents) and the list below.

At least six credits must be numbered 300 and above.
AFS 345 Culture and Gender: Women in Africa and the Caribbean
AFS 370 The African-American Family 
ANT 295 Sex and Human Nature 
ANT 367 Male and Female 
CFS 308 Violence in the Family 
EGL 371 Topics in Gender Studies 
HIS 394 Topics in History of Medicine and Reproduction 
HUM 122 Images of Women in Literature 
HUM 123 Sexuality in Literature 
HWC 349 Overview of Gay and Lesbian Issues 
PSY 240 Survey in Social Psychology 
RLS 366 Feminine Spirituality 

Related special topics courses given in various departments are acceptable for the Women's and Gender Studies minor and major with the approval of the undergraduate director. A list will be available in the Women's and Gender Studies Office (0300 Melville Library) at preregistration each semester. The list will also be available on the CAT community blackboard web site.


Undergraduate Advisor for Women’s and Gender Studies:  Professor Eng Kiong Tan |631.632.7457 | 2120 Humanities Building

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

Course Descriptions via the Undergraduate Bulletin:


For detailed information click here

Fall 2015

Co-Sponsored Events:

DANTE WORLDS Echoes, Places, Questions --

A Conference on the 750th Anniversary of Dante's Birth

Wednesday,  December 2, 2015

at Charles B. Wang Lecture Hall 2

9:30 am to 5:30 pm

English Graduate Student Conference - Spring 2016

Speaking Text(s): Communication in the Humanities

Cultural Analysis and Theory -Graduate Student Conference


2015 Stony Brook University, Dept. of Cultural Analysis and Theory, Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015

SBU Manhattan

387 Park Avenue South, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10016

2015 CAT Colloquium

Wednesday, October 28th, from 1:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Humanities Institute room#1008

Speakers and Titles:

Professor E.K. Tan, “From Exile to Queer Homecoming: Chen Xue’s A Wife’s Diary (2012)"

Yalda Hamidi, “'Diasporic Literature as a Feminist Genre: Re-reading Persepolis and Reading Lolita in Tehran"


Kadji Amin published "'Blesser' le spectateur blanc américain: Les Nègres aux États-Unis, 1961-64 et 2003" in Études françaises.

Kadji Amin has been awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship on SEX at the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum for the 2015-16 academic year.

Kadji Amin has been awarded a Humanities Institute at Stony Brook Faculty Fellowship for Spring semester of 2015 for the completion of his book, Queer Attachments.

Raiford Guins "Punk archaeologists" explain that they went looking for more than just video-game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.  

Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.

Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.


Marcus Brock has been selected to receive the Turner Conference Travel Award to participation in the "Audiovisualtopia" taking place in Madrid, Spain beginning on 10/23/2015. 

Beth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

Kudos Newsletter 

        June 2015

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