• Women's Studies - African Soul, American Heart event

    Women's Studies recently co-sponsored an African Soul, American Heart event to raise awareness of societal issues and to sew reusable menstrual supplies for girls and women in sub-saharan Africa. Professor Lisa Mastrangelo and Nanette Spedden, Director of the Center for Volunteerism and Service Learning, coordinated the event. Learn More About ASAH

Program Offerings

Distinctive to the Women's College, Women's Studies has an interdisciplinary approach designed to help students understand gender as a socially, culturally and historically constructed category. The program has both a local and global perspective, exploring our roles in society, the challenges that we face, images of women, and regional constructions of gender. Our Leadership minor stresses service and social responsibility.

UNDERGRADUATE

  • Minor in Women's Studies

    1. The Leadership Program sponsors an annual conference each Spring
    2. Students often take Women's Studies courses at neighboring Drew University
    3. Students have been sponsored to attend the Women in Leadership and the National Organization for Women Young Leaders Conferences
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  • Minor in Leadership

    1. The Leadership Program sponsors an annual conference each Spring
    2. Students often take Women's Studies courses at neighboring Drew University
    3. Students have been sponsored to attend the Women in Leadership and the National Organization for Women Young Leaders Conferences
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Outcomes

Students in the Women's Studies / Leadership program will gain a deep cross-cultural understanding of the social constructions of gender in society. Courses promote leadership - giving students a stronger conception of self, a greater recognition of their commitment to others and a higher degree of initiative in undertaking influential projects.

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Graduates

Graduates with a Women's Studies or Leadership focus are better able to identify community issues and take appropriate action. They value a diversity of opinions and perspectives and are able to promote cooperation, collaboration and team building. Such qualities are essential to leadership in life and career, and reflect the core mission values of the College of Saint Elizabeth.

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Student Stories

Sarah Bechtel

Women's Studies Minor

"If you find something that interests you, your passion will follow."

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Faculty Spotlight

Dawn O'Leary-Singerline

Dawn O'Leary-Singerline was recently featured by USA Today in an article on the role of women's colleges in promoting leadership. USA Today noted CSE's Leadership Minor (which she created) as a sign of the strength of women's colleges in promoting compensation equality in the workplace.

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Contact Information

Dr. Lisa S. Mastrangelo
Program Chairperson

Phone: (973) 290-4358
Email: lmastrangelo@cse.edu
Office: Santa Maria Hall, First Floor, Room 10D