Women and Gender Studies
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Women and Gender Studies Program

 

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Women’s Studies Program on the web. We invite you to explore the site and learn about our program, course offerings, excellence in teaching, and our plans for the future. 
            
Program Description 
Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary major which examines women’s roles and achievements locally and globally. Various perspectives are presented through such courses as Women in History, Sociology of Gender Roles, Women in Literature, and Women and Religion. 

Degree 
The Program offers an AA degree in Liberal Arts, Women's Studies Option. AA.LA.WMST . A degree in Women’s Studies is increasingly desirable as more and more women enter the work force, and cultural and business connections become global. The business world seeks candidates with a good understanding of gender roles in addition to good critical thinking and writing skills. 

Mission Statement

  • To provide all participating students with a knowledge of the diverse roles and achievements of women in the US and beyond. 
  • To provide a rich academic experience to foster intellectual growth of both male and female students. 
  • To provide students with a deepened understanding of gender roles and their impact on individual lives in preparation for the new, changing economy. 


Degree Requirements
To obtain as Associate’s Degree in Women’s Studies (WMST), students are to meet the general criteria of the Liberal Arts Degree and complete TWO electives in Women’s Studies. It is easy to obtain this desirable major because the Women’s Studies program offers the rich offerings listed below.

Women’s Studies Courses
All women’s studies courses can be taken simply as part of the general education curriculum and/or to fulfill the diversity requirement by all Bergen students. All the above courses are transferable to four-year colleges in New Jersey. Please go to www.njtransfer.org to look up your target college to find out the transferability status of the courses you are taking at Bergen. You can also consult with counselors in A-118.

It is recommended that Women’s Studies students see the coordinator, or an advisor in A-101 concerning planning the course of study, and attend a "transfer seminar," offered each semester.

Career Opportunities
A degree in Women’s Studies is increasingly desirable as more and more women enter the work force, and cultural and business connections become global. The business world seeks candidates with a good understanding of gender roles in addition to good critical thinking and writing skills. WMST graduates have obtained the following positions: Social Worker, Advocate for Women's Rights, Health Clinic Coordinator, College Professor, Journalist, Nurse, Legislative Aide, Public Relations Manager, Health Clinic Medical Assistant, Lawyer, Union Organizer, Rape Crisis Program Director, Town Manager, Casting Director, Crime Victim Therapist, to name some.

Collaborations

  • Women’s Studies Program supports the Women’s History Month Committee’s March program of events
  • Women’s Studies Program co-organizes a student mini-conference in March with the Honors Program 
  • Women’s Studies Program collaborates with The Literary Arts Series
Contacts
To learn more about the Women’s Studies Program, please contact the Program Coordinator,
Christine Eubank, Ph.D.Assistant Professor ceubank@bergen.edu