An interdisciplinary department, Women’s and Gender Studies focuses on feminist analysis, intersectionality, and social justice as key elements of an integrated approach to the study of social relations, cultural identities, and economic and political institutions that shape the human experience. The program emphasizes the study of race, gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality, and a social justice approach for the analysis of diversity and multiculturalism, inequality, and oppression in local and global contexts. Through the development of conceptual, analytical, and critical thinking skills, the program seeks to engage students in their personal, professional, and public lives with issues of social change, activism, and citizenship.
This Women's and Gender Studies program engages students with community, civic issues, and citizenship. Students develop conceptual, analytical, and critical thinking skills and opportunities for experiential learning for the study of gendered lives and experiences.
They engage in feminist analyses that focuses on the centrality of gender relations, emergence and reproduction of sexism and patriarchy, production of feminist knowledge and theories, women's movements, and feminist methods of doing research. Students use an intersectional framework for the analysis of gender, race, class and sexuality (concepts), racism, sexism, homophobia/heterosexism (processes), and the organization of these processes in social institutions. They learn a social justice approach to issues of systemic oppression, resistance, change, and activism locally and globally, gaining professional skills through in-class activities and civic engagement.
William Paterson University of New Jersey is a public institution that offers an outstanding and affordable education to a diverse traditional and nontraditional student body through baccalaureate, graduate and continuing education programs.
The University's distinguished teachers, scholars and professionals actively challenge students to high levels of intellectual and professional accomplishment and personal growth in preparation for careers, advanced studies and productive citizenship. Faculty and staff use innovative approaches to research, learning and student support to expand students’ awareness of what they can accomplish.
- Politics and Sex
- Women in Literature
- Contemporary Feminist Issues
- Life/Writings Indigenous Women
- Medieval and Early Modern European Women’s History
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- To be enrolled as a freshman, you must have the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma and have never attended a college or university. Admission for international students is based on a review of the appropriate educational documents as well as proficiency in English as measured by the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Testing System (IELTS).
- As part of the application process, you must have your international transcript evaluated into U.S. credits. Although it is not required for international students, we strongly recommend taking and submitting scores for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and/ or American College Test (ACT). To be considered for certain majors and/or merit scholarships, the SAT and/or ACT is required.
International23192 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11596 USD per semester during 48 months.
National23192 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11596 USD per semester during 48 months.
In-State14192 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7096 USD per semester during 48 months.
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