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Women's and Gender Studies

Women's and Gender Studies

One of the few community colleges in the nation offering Women's and Gender Studies, Oakton boasts an innovative and comprehensive course of study. Here you'll find dynamic classes taught by first-rate faculty who deeply care about social justice and engaged student learning.  Women's and Gender Studies courses are open to all Oakton students.  Whether you're taking classes to meet general education requirements, transferring to a four-year college or university offering a WGS degree, or simply exploring this vital field for personal enrichment, you also can pursue an optional 15-hour concentration. WGS at Oakton also offers a full range of exciting workshops, presentations, performances and other activities for students and the community. Highlights include the annual juried Women's Art Exhibition in the fall, Women's History Month events, and a biennial conference that draws students, scholars, and performers from around the Midwest. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Kathleen Carot at kcarot@oakton.edu.

Announcements
Des Plaines
The WGS Program invites proposals for its biennial conference "Who’s Afraid of Feminism?: Current Debates, Challenges, and Activisms." The deadline for proposals is February 6, 2015.

Alumni Profile

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Tony Churchill wasn’t sure what he wanted out of life. Then he enrolled at Oakton Community College—and discovered his passion.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

January 19
Martin Luther King holiday, College closed.

January 20
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

January 21
Winterim faculty grading due.

January 26
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

February 15
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

February 16
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 17
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

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