May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

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The Women’s and Gender Studies minor at SUNY Geneseo focuses on women and gender using multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. It includes feminist analyses of the construction and enforcement of gender differences and gender inequalities in various contexts, with an emphasis on the intersection of gender with race, class, sexuality, and nationality in the lives of women. Students are encouraged to apply what they learn in Women’s and Gender Studies classrooms to other areas of their lives. All students take a core program of Women’s and Gender Studies courses plus elective courses offered by other departments that study women and gender issues, using feminist methodologies and pedagogy. Additionally, each student completes a capstone experience designed to apply concepts from the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. The Advisory Committee is willing to work closely with students to design feasible, individualized study, especially when students’ study abroad or other academic requirements make it impossible for them to take one of these courses.

Total Credits Required to Complete Minor: 21-23

Electives selected from the following: (9-11 Credits)


Departmental slot or topics courses with appropriate subtitles can be submitted to the Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Group for inclusion on an individual basis.

Guidelines for choosing electives:

  1. No more than two courses with the same prefix (e.g., ENGL or HIST or SOCL).
  2. No more than one at the 100-level.

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