Women and Gender Studies
The Women and Gender Studies Program at Clarion University is an interdisciplinary community where students gain an understanding of gender issues across cultures. Our values include respect for diversity, open-mindedness, and self-exploration. We strive to cultivate supportive relationships for students and faculty, to make connections between personal experience and intellectual development, and to take action for social justice. Our goal is for our graduates to be involved, informed and empowered citizens.
Meet your advisor luncheon
Dr. Deb WGS Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Deborah Burghardt in honor of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Women and Gender Studies Program at Clarion University. The intention of this scholarship is to support students in their pursuit of feminist ideals through scholarship, personal development, and service. WGS anticipates giving out two awards of $550 each for the spring 2019 grant cycle. More details to follow.
Student learning outcomes
The success of the WGS Program can now be measured by the level at which students who elect to minor or concentrate in WGS achieve the following:
- Demonstrate an interdisciplinary understanding of women and gender studies.
- Analyze gender issues in a global context.
- Recognize the gendered nature of power in interaction with race, ethnicity, class, age, ability, sexuality, region, and religion at the institutional, interpersonal and individual levels.
- Demonstrate respect for and appreciation of differences.
- Apply feminist theory and analysis to their major field of study.
- Place their personal and professional experiences in a social and political context by evaluating women’s and men’s changing status in society.
- Advocate for and take action to promote social justice by feel comfortable exercising leadership, asking questions and standing up for their beliefs.
- Work collaboratively in an inclusive and civil manner, maintaining an open mind and engaging in constructive dialogue.
- Feel a sense of community connection and support resulting from civic engagement.
SPRING 2019 Course ListingWGS 100 Survey of Women and Gender Studies 3 Credits C01 (1056) MoWeFr 9:00AM-9:50AM Davis 102 Kathleen Welsch
C02 (1057) MoWeFr 10:00AM-10:50AM Davis 102 Kathleen Welsch W01 (1062) Web Based Online Uraina Pack WGS 200 Women and the Law 3 Credits C01 (2454) Mo 5:00PM-7:30PM Davis 103 Annette Rosati ENGL 317 Images of Working Class Life 3 Credits C01 (2171) MoWeFr 1:00PM-1:50PM Davis 102 Kathleen Welsch
SOC 352 The Family 3 Credits C01 (2432) TuTr 11:00PM-12:15PM Founders 104 Jeffrey Tienes ECON 363 Economic Development 3 Credits C01 (1547) TuTr 11:00AM-12:15PM Still 106 Sandra Trejos
SOC 390 Social Movements 3 Credits C01 (2126) TuTr 2:00PM-3:15PM Founders 204 Jane Walsh ENGL 404 Advanced English Studies 3 Credits W01 (2185) Web Based Online Melissa Downes MKTG/MGMT 463 Gender & Diversity in MKTG/MGMT 3 Credits W01 (2407/2377) Web Based Online Miguel Olivas-Lujan
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Visit the WGS Center in 207 Harvey Hall to meet our staff:
Program Director - Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Dr. Melissa Downes 210 Harvey Hall 814.393.2720 firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Secretary -Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Debb Sigworth 207 Harvey Hall 814.393.2720 email@example.com
Program Student Assistant - Monday 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Tuesday 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. / 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. / 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Sadie Comstock 207 Harvey Hall 814.393.2720 firstname.lastname@example.org