2017-18 University Bulletin 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2017-18 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gender Studies

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Blodgett Hall, Room 202
Traci Levy, Director
e - levy@adelphi.edu
w - gender-studies.adelphi.edu

Gender Studies offers a minor in an interdisciplinary field of scholarship that focuses on the changed and changing roles of men and women in the modern world. By minoring in gender studies, students delve into areas of knowledge relevant to both men’s and women’s lives today. Courses are available in a number of departments in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, including history, political science, English, communications, psychology, and sociology.

The Gender Studies program analyzes the structural and cultural underpinnings of sexism and women’s inequality. It also:

  • evaluates values, traditions, practices, and perspectives historically associated with various groups of women
  • interrogates the social construction of gender roles
  • analyzes the historical, political, economic, and cultural structures that have contributed to discriminatory or liberatory practices regarding gender, sexuality, and intersecting systems of oppression
  • analyzes social constructions of masculinity and how these stereotypes develop, operate, and affect society at large
  • examines human sexuality; employs conceptual categories that make the experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning people visible; seeks to understand and evaluate the meaning and function of heterosexuality in society, politics, and thought
  • explores how class, race, and ethnic or national identity inform, modify, or challenge various understandings and practices of sex, gender, and sexuality


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