The Gender Studies BA Program: Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting general degree requirements, all gender studies majors must complete a minimum of seven courses with a grade of C or higher and an 8-credit senior project (31–36 credits total), as follows. This revised curriculum is pending SUNY approval.

  • GND 1200/Introduction to Gender and Sexuality: 4 credits
  • Five electives in gender studies: 15–20 credits
  • One theory course: 4 credits
  • GND 4990/Senior Project in Gender Studies: 8 credits

Note: A methods course and an internship are highly recommended.

Examples of Electives
Courses in the following list are subject to change, and new courses may be added. Students should consult with their faculty advisor when choosing electives. When a course number has two or more prefixes (e.g., POL and GND 3045), gender studies majors should register under the GND prefix.

School of Film and Media Studies:
CIN/GND 3540/Queer Cinema (also offered under PHI)
MSA/GND 3120/Riot Grrls and Radical Women
MSA/GND 3160/Queer Media Convergence

School of Humanities:
ARH/GND 2885/Women Artists and Feminist Criticism
ARH/GND 3885/Feminist Approaches to Art and Theory
HIS/GND 2490/Women in America
HIS/GND 3080/The Lives of Women
HIS/GND 3115/Sex Radicals in the 19th-Century U.S.
HIS/GND 3375/“Aren’t I a Woman?”: The Construction of
    Womanhood in the U.S.
HIS/GND 3685/Sex and Gender in Latin America
HIS/GND 3695/History of Gender and Sexuality in the United States
HIS/GND 3727/History of Feminist Movements
HIS/GND 3730/Wives, Widows, Workers
HIS/GND 3740/Wives, Workers, Warriors
JST/GND 3235/Women in the Biblical/Ancient World
LIT/GND 3004/Lesbian and Gay Poetry
LIT/GND 3025/Women and Film
LIT/GND 3665/American Women Writers

School of Natural and Social Sciences:
ANT/GND 2755/Global Sexualities
ANT/GND 3610/Gender and Popular Culture in South Asia
POL/GND 2040/Women and Politics
POL/GND 2015/Citizens Living Under Islamic Laws
POL/GND 2350/Free Speech, Heresy, and Gender in Islamic Societies
POL/GND 3045/Sex, Politics, and Health
POL/GND 3090/Race, Gender, and the Law
POL/GND 3240/Gender Politics and Islam
POL/GND 3245/Gender and Health: International Issues
PSY/GND 2860/Psychology of Women
PSY/GND 3845/Gender Development
SOC/GND 2020/Human Sexuality
SOC 2210/Sociology of Gender
SOC/GND 3035/Birth and Death
SOC/GND 3705/Masculinities: Feminist Perspectives
SOC/GND 3755/Sexuality and Society

Conservatory of Theatre Arts:
THP/GND 3300/Women in Performance
THP/GND 3520/Gay and Lesbian Theatre and Performance
THP/GND 3600/Women and Drama

Examples of Theory Courses
Courses in the following list are subject to change, and new courses may be added. Students should consult with their faculty advisor when choosing the theory course.

PHI/GND 2500/Gender and Power
GND 3130/Feminist Theory
PHI/GND 3725/Theories of Sexuality

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