Women and Gender Studies

Our Mission

The Women and Gender Studies (WGS) Program at Clarion University is an interdisciplinary community where we explore women and gender issues across cultures.  Our values include respect for diversity, open-mindedness, and self-exploration.  We strive to cultivate supportive relationships between students and faculty, make connections between personal experience and intellectual development, and inspire action for social justice. 

Our programs enhances any major and career path. We  prepare students to be informed, involved, and empowered citizens.  Check out our pages below.

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WGS Director Kathleen McIntyre (center) with 2016 WGS “Dr. Deb Scholarship” recipients Natalia Naranjo (left) and Lara Mahaffy (right)


Dr. Deb WGS Scholarship

This is a new scholarship 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 2017 grant cycle.

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2018 Spring Party

Join us at this lunch reception!
May 1, 2018
210 Harvey Hall
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

SPRING 2018 Course Listing

WGS 100                   Survey of Women and Gender Studies                    3 Credits                                                               C01 (1663)                 MoWeFr 9:00AM-9:50AM              Davis 102                Kathleen Welsch      
C02 (1664)                 MoWeFr 10:00AM-10:50AM         Davis 102                 Kathleen Welsch                                           
W01 (1064)                Web Based                                                                        Uraina Pack

ANTH 216                 Women and Culture                                                     3 Credits                                                               C01 (2281)                  TuTr 2:00PM-3:15PM                    Founders 105        Susan Prezzano

PSY 220                       Human Sexuality                                                         3 Credits                                                             C01 (1120)                   We 2:00PM-4:30PM                     Harvey 125             Donna Ashcraft.                                                    W01 (1422)                  Web Based                                                                     Donna Ashcraft

PSY 340                      Psychology of Women                                                3 Credits                                                              C01 (1126)                  TuTr 2:00PM-3:15PM                     Harvey 125           Donna Ashcraft
ENGL 351                  Women in Literature                                                  3 Credits                                                               C01 (23257)               MoWeFr 1:00PM-1:50PM              Davis 102              Kathleen Welsch

SOC 352                      The Family                                                                   3 Credits                                                                C01 (2232)                   TuTr 11:00AM-12:15PM               Founders 107      Jeffrey Tienes
NFSS 370                     Gender in Sports                                                        3 Credits                                                                C01 (2283)                   TuTr 2:00PM-3:15PM                   TBA                         Carol Brenan Caplan
C02 (2284)                   TuTr 12:30PM-1:45PM                 TBA                         Carol Brenan Caplan


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Any Questions?
Visit the WGS Center in 207 Harvey Hall to meet our staff:
Program Director - Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Dr. Kathleen McIntyre      210 Harvey Hall      814 393 2720     kmcintyre@clarion.edu

Program Secretary -  Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Debb Sigworth    207 Harvey Hall      814 393 2720      dsigworth@clarion.edu

Program Student Assistant -  MoWeFr         10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
                                                        TuTr                11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Kiera Greene 207 Harvey Hall      814 393 2720      k.n.greene@eagle.clarion.edu

Last Updated 5/4/18