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Women's and Gender Studies Mission

Women's and Gender Studies Mission

The mission of the Oakton Women's and Gender Studies Program is to introduce students and others in our community to feminist perspectives on women in history, the arts and the academic disciplines; foster creative thinking about how gender and sexuality shape our experiences; and promote social justice through active engagement and dialogue with our communities in the greater Chicago area.

We offer courses and events designed to increase understanding of gender as a social institution that intersects with other categories of identity. WGS provides a unique foundation for interdisciplinary study, as well as the pursuit of a wide variety of majors and careers in the arts, education, social services, healthcare, law, and business.

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.



September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 25
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 25.

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.)

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