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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


October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 26
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 October 26.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

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