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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
This provocative exhibit examines—and celebrates—feminism’s past, present, and future. Opening reception Thursday Oct. 1.

Alumni Profile

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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.

May 12, 13
Evaluation Days.

May 13
Last day of student attendance.

May 16
First summer 2016 interim classes begin.

May 16
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 17
Faculty grading due.

May 17
Commencement.

May 30
Memorial Day holiday, College closed.

June 6
Summer 2016 eight-week session classes begin.

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