Since its emergence as a distinct field of inquiry within the academy, Women’s and Gender Studies has sought to intervene in disciplinary knowledge paradigms by raising questions about how we come to know what we know, who gets to speak and for whom, and what are legitimate fields of inquiry. The Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies at Stony Brook familiarizes students enrolled in Ph.D. programs— or, in certain cases, independent scholars and writers—with the interdisciplinary fields of feminist theory, gender and sexuality studies. It invites students to interrogate the categories through which knowledge is produced, including “women” and “gender,” and it asks them to engage in a self-reflexive questioning of the status, history, methods and goals of feminist, interdisciplinary, and disciplinary scholarship. From these engagements, students will be better equipped to participate in the disciplinary and interdisciplinary transformations in and beyond the University in the 21st century.

Core Requirements (9 credits):
WGS 600 Histories and Methods of Gender Studies

WGS 601 Feminist Theories

WGS 699 Teaching Practicum in Gender Studies

Electives(6 credits):
Only one elective (3 credits) may be a readings course taken with an affiliated faculty member and with approval from the WGS graduate director.


Upcoming Events

Spring 2012

Feminist Campus Colloquium

Salander/Blomkvist: Challenging Stereotypes in the Millennium Trilogy
Linda Stein
, artist, and Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor, Sociology

January 25, Wednesday 12:50 - 2:10 pm
Co-sponsored with the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook

Humanities 1006



Women's and Gender Studies • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5355 • Phone: 631.632.7460
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