Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) emphasizes feminist and social justice theory with focuses on agency, social responsibility, advocacy and activism. We help you understand the interconnectedness of systems and structures of gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability, culture, religion and nation within broader historical, social, global, and transnational contexts. Our courses and programming connect theory and practice, research and public policy, and the academy and the community. We provide opportunities for research and advocacy, community and campus engagement, leadership development, service learning and internships.
We offer an undergraduate major and minor, a Five Year BA/MA Program, a Master of Arts (MA) Graduate Program, a joint MSW/MA in Women's and Gender Studies program, and a four-course Graduate Certificate Program. A high percentage of Women's and Gender Studies undergraduate students double major in other academic departments or programs.
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International Poets from the Spanish speaking world will be reading their poetry.
As a part of our series on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we are hosting an event discussing Latinos, the prison industrial system, and the...
The Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS) is hosting an event “Visions of Community” on Thursday, May 3 from 12pm – 2 pm in our Cultural and Resource Centers on the...
The seventh annual Community-based Research Symposium sponsored by the Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning and the Beck Research Initiative for Women, Gender,...
The WRD department and our co-sponsors are excited to welcome to campus Dr. Elaine Richardson, Professor of Literacy Studies from The Ohio State University, on Thursday May 3,...