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Women's and Gender Studies, Bachelor

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Overview

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 interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary academic 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Politics and Sex
  • Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
  • Contemporary Feminist Issues
  • Capstone Course in Women's Studies

For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • High school transcript
  • If submitting scores, your official SAT or ACT scores sent electronically to William Paterson University from The College Board or the American College Testing Program
  • $50 application fee
  • 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).

For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10568 USD/semester
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  • National

    10568 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    6468 USD/semester
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  • Part-Time (local, per credit): $ 414
  • Part-Time (national and international, per credit): $ 685

Living costs for Passaic

  • 1226 - 3020 USD/month
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Funding

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