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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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Looking for a new sense of purpose in life, Gerard Christianson (now a graduate of St. Paul Seminary in Minnesota) embarks on a spiritual journey.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


August 17
Faculty return for fall 2015 semester.

August 21
Second summer interim classes end.

August 24
Fall 2015 semester classes begin.

August 25
Second summer interim faculty grading due.

August 31
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

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.


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