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Welcome... 
...to The Women's Studies Program 
of Kean University

The Women's Studies Program offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of women and gender relations. Courses reflect new scholarship on women's lives, their contribution to literature, art and society, their changing roles, and the diversity of their experiences as shaped by issues of race, class, ethnicity, and gender.

Most of the courses are cross-listed in other disciplines such as Sociology, Psychology, History, English, and Physical Education. As such, almost all of the Women's Studies courses count towards the fulfillment of major, minor, and general education requirements. This allows students to concurrently pursue both their major and minor degrees., as well as achieve a collateral certificate in a program that has practical applications and social relevance. 



  

 TED TALK 

Violence Against Women -- It's a Men's Issue

  A Ted Talk by Jackson Katz 5/13. Click on link below to view:

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElJxUVJ8blw

Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called "women's issues." But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men's issues -- and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all -- women and men -- to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.



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"THE WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM 

IS TRULY AMAZING...

...The courses offered are enthralling, and there was never a dull moment in the classes I took. It was fascinating for me to learn about women's history: our minds, our bodies, our fights.

The professors are exceptional and they are all willing to help if you are having a hard time. I always looked forward to sitting in the women's studies class with a new lesson learned. Another thing I loved was the fact that the courses aren't just lecture courses. 

The professors encourage and welcome discussions; our opinions were always accepted. Class was never an hour of writing notes. As a class we were always so deep into our discussions that we would lose track of time. There's a lot to learn and there is a lot to teach."

--Caroline, Class of 2011, Women's Studies Collateral Program graduate












 
















Women's History
 
Month Events:

Film Festival
GenDeR MaTTeRs:
 yours, Mine & ours
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Please Join Us 
In Welcoming:

Dr. Antoinette 

Ellis-Williams

Prof., Women & Gender Studies, NJ City Univ. 
Director, Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center

WHEN THE BOOTY IS WHITE:
Race, Identity, Appropriation, 
& the Lingering Sarah Baartman 
Effect on Young Black Women

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More Women's History 


Month Events:

Series Of Five Kean


Faculty Presentations 

beginning

March 10th.

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e posters for each 
presentation)

THIS WEEK!

EVENT #2: 
Dr. Abigail Perkiss:
The Private is Public: Homeownership, Gender, and Neighborhood Organizing in Postwar Philadelphia.
and...
EVENT #3:
Dr. John Gruesser:
A Discussion of the Work of Alice Walker 

1. Dr Elizabeth Hyde & Panel 

2. Dr. Abigail Perkiss
3. Dr. John Gruesser
4. Dr. Celene Krauss
5. Dr. James Conyers


NOTE: Copies of the Alice Walker materials to pre-read for Wednesday's event by Professor Gruesser are available in the kiosk next to the Women's Studies Bulletin Board. These materials will also be available at Wednesday's event.

Our Bulletin Board is on the third floor of Hutchinson Hall to the right of the Education Department's double-door entrance.