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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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As a student, Jake Harris cofounded Students for Social Justice and lobbied to bring fair trade coffee to Oakton’s cafeterias.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


June 8
Summer 2015 eight-week session begins.

June 8
Three-week first summer interim faculty grading due.

June 15
Summer 2015 seven-week session classes begin.

June 15
Four-week first summer interim faculty grading due.

June 18
ELast day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

June 25
Last day to change to Audit.

June 25
Last day to drop and have course dropped from record.

July 2
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

July 4
Independence Day holiday College closed.

July 6
Independence Day holiday observance, no classes. College open.

July 7
ast day to withdraw with a "W" (no withdrawals after mid-term). Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after July 7.

Full Academic Calendar