About the Program
The Women's Studies Program is interdisciplinary. It draws on a wide range of perspectives, including anthropological, economic, historical, literary, psychological and sociological, to explore women's lives, and the significance of gender in general, in contemporary and past societies both in the United States and across the globe. Faculty from a number of different departments teach Women's Studies courses and all the courses are cross-listed. This means they can be taken for credit in either the Women's Studies program or the department or program with which they are cross-listed.
The Women's Studies Program at the College of Staten Island, established in 1972, is the second oldest Women's Studies Program in the U.S. The Program's courses encourage students to explore the many ways in which gender shapes their lives as women and men.
Catherine J. Lavender, PhD