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Women's and Gender Studies Concentration

Women's and Gender Studies Concentration

The Women's and Gender Studies Concentration, a 15 credit-hour program, introduces students to feminist perspectives on women in history and the arts and sciences, and fosters creative thinking about the ways gender and sexuality shape our experiences.   Using innovative learning models and a unique action project, students promote social justice through lively engagement and dialogue with communities in the greater Chicago area. The WGS concentration includes courses in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as special sections of core transfer courses such as English composition and speech.  WGS provides a unique foundation for pursuing a wide variety of majors and careers in the arts, education, international relations, social services, healthcare, law, business, and many others.

Requirements

WGS Concentration requirements include completing Humanities 140, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies; 12 additional hours of approved courses and special sections; and an action project that encourages personal development and community involvement.  Action projects must be approved by the WGS Program coordinator.  Although most courses included in the concentration meet the general education requirements and transfer to four-year colleges and universities, students should consult with the WGS Coordinator before registering for classes. 

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


February 14
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record*.

February 15
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

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

February 28
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 11
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 14 -20
Spring Break

March 21
Classes resume after Spring Break.

March 23
Registration opens for summer 2016 semester.

March 27
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.


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