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.