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.






WINTER 2016 Course Listing

WGS 100                    Survey of Women and Gender Studies                    3 Credits

W01 (1054)                 Web Based                                                                  Uraina Pack


History 314                Gender and Sexuality in Latin America                    3 credits

W01 (1023)                Web Based                                                                   Kathleen McIntyre


SPRING 2017 Course Listing

WGS 100                   Survey of Women and Gender Studies                        3 Credits

C01 (2469)                 MoWeFr 9:00AM-9:50AM               Davis 102               Kathleen Welsch

C02 (2470)                 MoWeFr 10:00AM-10:50AM           Davis 102                Kathleen Welsch

W01 (1085)                 Web Based                                                                    Maria Crespo


WGS 300                    Special Topics: French Women Filmmakers                3 Credits

C01 (2479)                  We 3:30PM-6:00PM                         Davis 105               Elisabeth Sauvage-Callaghan


ENGL 317/ SOC 324      Images of Working Class Life                                      3 Credits

C01 (2170)                      MoWeFr 1:00PM-1:50PM              Davis 102               Kathleen Welsch


Psy 220                            Human Sexuality                                                         3 Credits

C01 (1154)                        We 2:00PM-4:30PM                     Harvey 121             Donna Ashcraft.

W01 (1568)                        Web Based                                                                 Donna Ashcraft

Psy 340                              Psychology of Women                                                 3 Credits

C01 (1161)                         TuTh 2:00PM-3:15PM                  Harvey 121              Donna Ashcraft


Soc 362                               Race and Ethnic Relations                                         3 Credits

1120                                    We 2:00PM-3:15PM                   Founders 204            Jane Walsh

Any Questions?
Visit the WGS Center in 207 Harvey Hall to meet our staff.

Program Director    
Office Hours - Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Dr. Kathleen McIntyre      210 Harvey Hall      +1 814 393 2720     kmcintyre@clarion.edu

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

Student Assistant - Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Natalia Naranjo      207 Harvey Hall      +1 814 393 2720      n.naranjo@eagle.clarion.edu

Last Updated 12/6/16