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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

School of General Studies

WOMEN'S, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES

INTRODUCTION
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies expands the traditional base of a liberal arts and sciences education by focusing on women’s contributions, roles and perspectives that are otherwise omitted from traditional curriculum offerings. WGSS engages feminist practice to further the understanding and analysis of gender and sexuality. Faculty from all schools within the College take a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to the study of women, gender, and sexuality in WGSS courses offered through both General Studies and degree-granting academic programs.

Participation in the program can lead to a minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, which is noted on a student’s academic transcript. Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies courses are open to any student at Stockton College.

PROGRAM ORGANIZATION
All Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies courses are open to any student at Stockton College. A minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is awarded to those students who complete a 1-credit final portfolio and 20 credits in WGSS coursework, including:

1. Perspectives on Women, a four-credit course offered every fall and spring semester, either as GAH 2358 or GSS 2358, that serves as an introduction to the study of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and to feminist scholarship and activism;
2. 12 credits of study (three courses), which must come from courses that are approved by the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty and based in feminist theory. A selected list of approved courses is available on the Curriculum Worksheet located on the Academic Advising Web site under “Degree Programs.” A range of elective courses is offered each semester.
3. Seminar in Feminist Theory (GIS 3614), a 4-credit course focusing on primary source readings in feminist theory. Course covers how humans create, interpret and evaluate knowledge claims about the world.. This course is only offered in the Spring term.
4. WGSS Portfolio, WGSS 4800 is a 1-credit independent study course; students select a WGSS Portfolio Advisor in the semester before the student wishes to complete his/her electronic portfolio. Minors enroll (with the assistance of their Portfolio Advisor) in WGSS 4800 during the semester they wish to complete their portfolio.

Students who are interested in pursuing a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are asked to contact the WGSS coordinator for further information, and to inform their preceptors. A “Declaration or Change of Minor” form must be signed by the WGSS coordinator.

WOMEN’S, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES COURSES
A partial listing of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies courses is given below; an updated list is available online.

Core Courses:
GAH 2358 or GSS 2358    Perspectives on Women (4 credits)
GIS 3614   Seminar in Feminist Theory (4 credits)
WGSS 4800 Ethnic, Minority, Gender Studies (1 credit)

Elective Courses:
ANTH 3355  Anthropology of Men and Women
CRIM 3757  Women and Criminal Justice
GAH 1044  Women and the Bible
GAH 1051  The Body Across Disciplines
GAH 2122  Women’s Lives
GAH 2280  Witches
GAH 3109  Women, Minorities and the Mass Media
GAH 3121  African-American Women Writers
GAH 3202  Gay and Lesbian Literature
GAH 3205  Queer Autobiographies
GAH 3206  Race & US Culture
GAH 3617  Meanings of Motherhood
GAH 3635  U.S. Women’s Movements
GEN 2306  Women and Health
GIS 3658  Women and Genocide
GIS 3672  Slave Narrative Revisited
GIS 3725  Women in Law, History and Literature
GIS 4602  Sex, Power, Conflict
GIS 4622  The Geography of Women
GIS 4656   Documenting Hemings and Jefferson
GNM 1031  Gender Issues in Computing
GSS 2161  Perspectives on Sexuality
GSS 2310  Sex Discrimination and the Law
GSS 2337  Gender and Aggressive Behavior
GSS 3104  Language and Power
GSS 3121  Women in Leadership
GSS 3601  Gender and Work
HIST 3618  Global Feminism Seminar
HIST 3624 Gender and Labor History
LITT 2140  Literature by Women
LITT 2145  Domestic Dramas
LITT 3311  19th Century American Women Writers
LITT 3316  Contemporary American Women Writers
LITT 3624  Queer American Literary Traditions
POLS 3222  Women and the Law
PSYC 3602  Psychology of Gender
SOCY 2111  Women and Social Action
SOCY 2642  Homosexuality in Film
SOCY 3678  Popular Culture, Tough Women

Course descriptions for the offerings listed above appear with other courses of the same acronym online. Not all Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies courses are included in the list above. Students wishing to transfer an elective should contact the coordinator or their preceptor. Students should work with their preceptor to select from the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offerings each semester. These can be viewed on the list of courses for Interdisciplinary Minors offered each term, which is posted online prior to pre-registration. In addition to the above courses, faculty may offer a variety of independent studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Career preparation for jobs in management, marketing, counseling, teaching, journalism, social work, banking, nursing, health services and government will be enhanced by a background in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies because knowledge of special concerns of women will produce more effective performance in these careers. Experience in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies also provides preparation for employment opportunities such as women’s educational, legal and political projects; work with women’s health collectives, social services and hotlines; women’s career and credit counseling and work with small businesses owned by women.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Coordinator
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ  08205-9441
Phone: (609) 652-4542
http://wp.stockton.edu/wgss/

Dean of Enrollment Management
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ  08205-9441
Phone: (609) 652-4261
www.stockton.edu

For more information, contact Sara Martino, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Coordinator, sara.martino@stockton.edu, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205, Phone: 609-626-5581. 

To declare a minor, use this form.
 

THE FACULTY

Elizabeth Calamidas (1986), Associate Professor of Public Health; Ph.D., Temple University; M.S., B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; human sexuality, women’s health.

Judith Copeland (2005), Associate Professor of Writing; J.D., University of Oregon;
MFA, University of Iowa; B.A., Duke University; women’s memoir and travel writing, women and the law, history of feminist activism in the United States and other cultures.


Emari DiGiorgio (2006), Associate Professor of Writing; MFA, New York University; B.A., The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; creative writing (poetry and fiction), Contemporary world poetry, why poetry matters, composition, freshman seminars, women’s studies, social activism.

Shawn Riva Donaldson (1980), Associate Professor of Sociology; Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University; M.A., B.A., University of Pennsylvania; African-American women, African-American authors, male-female relationships.

Penelope Dugan (1976), Professor of Writing; D.A., State University of New York at Albany; M.A., State University of New York at Binghamton; B.A., LeMoyne College; women’s literature, women’s lives, women’s autobiography, critical theory and feminism.

Joshua Duntley (2006), Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; Ph.D., University of Texas; M.A., B.A., State University of New York at Plattsburgh; forensic psychology, Evolutionary psychology, homicide, stalking, sexual victimization, victim defenses, statistics.

Diane Falk (1996), Professor of Social Work; Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University; MSW, University of Pennsylvania; M.A., B.A., University of Chicago; human rights.

Marcia Fiedler (2000), Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies; Ed.D., University of Phoenix; M.A., New York University; B.A., University of Pittsburgh; Women and the Bible, Jewish Women.

Deborah M. Figart (1995), Professor of Education and Economics; Ph.D., The American University; B.A., Wheaton College; Director, Stockton Center for Economic & Financial Literacy; economics of gender and race/ethnicity, discrimination, economic and financial literacy, labor-management relations, political economy and public policy, living standards.

Arleen C. Gonzalez (1986), Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, Camden; B.A., The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; sex discrimination law, Puerto Rican women.

Laurie Greene (1989), Associate Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., M.A., Tulane University; B.A., University of Pennsylvania; anthropology of women and men, language and gender.

Deborah Gussman (1999), Associate Professor of Literature; Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University; B.A., Temple University; colonial and 19th-century American literature, American Indian literature, women’s literature, and feminist studies.

Pamela Hendrick (1995), Professor of Theatre; MFA, Northwestern University; B.A., University of Michigan; performance and gender; women playwrights.

Adalaine Holton (2007), Associate Professor of Literature; Ph.D., M.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; B.A., University of Maryland; comparative American literature, U.S. ethnic studies, theories of race, gender, class, and sexuality.

Lisa Honaker (1995), Professor of Literature; Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University; B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago; 19th century women writers; gender and literature.

Kristin J. Jacobson (2005), Associate Professor of Literature; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; B.A., Carthage College; 20th - and 21st -century American literature and culture, popular culture, feminist theory and pedagogy, environmental and geographic approaches to literature, ecofeminism.

Janice Joseph (1989), Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice; Ph.D., M.A., York University, Canada; B.A., University of West Indies; women and criminal justice.

Adeline Koh (2010), Assistant Professor of Literature; Ph.D., M.A., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; B.A., University of Melbourne, Australia; 20th-century British literature, postcolonial and anglophone literature, Southeast Asian literature, international feminism, film and visual culture, digital humanities.

Audrey Wolfson Latourette (1977), Distinguished Professor of Business Law; J.D., Temple University School of Law; M.A., Rowan University; B.A., Rutgers, The State University, Camden; women and the law, perspectives on women, women in law, history and literature.

Elinor Lerner (1979), Associate Professor of Sociology; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Humboldt State College; M.A., University of Rochester; B.A., Reed College; sociology of women, women in political movements, sexuality.

Margaret E. Lewis (1996), Associate Professor of Biology; Ph.D., M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; B.A., Rice University; human anatomy, biological anthropology,  evolutionary biology, women's reproductive issues & health,  intersection of biology and culture.


Maya A. Lewis (2010), Assistant Professor of Social Work; Ph.D. University of Maryland, Baltimore; MSW, Washington University in St. Louis; B.A. Spelman College; HIV/STD prevention for women; Maternal and Child health issues, minority health disparities; African American adolescents and young adult females; female adolescent risk behavior.

Nathan Long (2005), Associate Professor of Creative Writing; MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University; M.A., Carnegie Mellon University; B.A., University of Maryland, College Park; creative writing, contemporary literature, gender studies, history of the LGBT movement, intersexuality, queer theory.

Sara Martino (2005), Associate Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Temple University; M.A., Boston College; B.A., West Chester University; psychology of women, aggressive behavior, violence against women.

Saralyn Mathis (1999), Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems; Ed.D., West Virginia University; M.S., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; B.S., Frostburg State College; gender issues in computing.

Heather McGovern (2002), Associate Professor of Writing; Ph.D., Texas Tech University; M.A., Clemson University; B.A., Albertson College of Idaho; women’s nature writing, ecofeminism, gender and environmental rhetoric.


Christina M. Morus (2010), Assistant Professor of Comparative Genocide and Communication Studies; Ph.D. University of Georgia; the rhetoric of mass violence and genocide, discourses of memory, the rhetoric of peace & human rights activist organizations, critical media studies, discourses of gender, race, class and ethnicity.

Sharon Musher (2007), Associate Professor of American History; Ph.D., Columbia University; M.Phil., Oxford University; history of motherhood; women and the welfare state, gender and history, U.S. women’s history, gender and the body.

Ellen Mutari (1999), Professor of  Economics; Ph.D., The American University; B.A., Swarthmore College; women’s employment, wages, and public policies, political economy of gender, race, ethnicity and class, U.S. women’s movements.

Linda Williamson Nelson (1981), Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies; Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University; M.A., New York University; B.A., Long Island University; Cultural Constructions in Life Narrative Discourse; Hegemonic Discourses, Contemporary African American literature, African-American Vernacular English, Language and Gender studies in Language and Power.

Kate Nearpass Ogden (1991), Associate Professor of Art History; Ph.D., M.Phil., Columbia University; B.A., Gettysburg College; women artists, feminist themes in the visual arts.

Marilyn E. Vito (1994), Associate Professor of Business Studies; MBA, Monmouth College; B.S., The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; Certified Public Accountant; Certified Management Accountant; women in leadership.

Linda J. Wharton (2001), Associate Professor of Political Science; J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, Camden; B.A., Bryn Mawr College; women and the Constitution, sex discrimination law, feminist legal theory, reproductive rights.

PROFESSORS EMERITI

Joanne D. Birdwhistell (1979), Professor Emerita of Philosophy and Asian Civilization; Ph.D., M.A., Stanford University; B.A., University of Pennsylvania; feminist philosophies, women in philosophy.

Cheryle J. Eisele (1980), Professor Emerita of Nursing; Ed.D., Temple University; MSN, University of Pennsylvania; BSN, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; women’s health, women and nursing, sexuality.

Marcia Steinbock (1989), Professor Emerita of Criminal Justice; J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, Camden; MSW, State University of New York at Albany; BFA, Boston University; women and homelessness, Jewish women.