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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.


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. 

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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.



November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

December 24 - January 3
College closed.

January 11
Faculty return for spring 2016 semester.

January 15
Winterim classes end.

January 18
Martin Luther King holiday. College closed.

January 19
Spring 2016 semester classes begin.

January 20
Winterim faculty grading due.

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