College of Arts and Sciences
Lindley Hall 004
Julie White, Director
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Ohio University provides an opportunity to explore gender and its intersection with race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, sexuality, and other elements of diversity. The program promotes interdisciplinary teaching and research into the lives of women across myriad social and cultural contexts; it builds ties among scholars across campus and provides a locus of feminist scholarship and activism in the campus, community and beyond. The Women’s and Gender Studies curriculum introduces students to a wide range of theoretical and practical perspectives on the influence and meaning of gender in the human experience across time and cultures.
The Women’s and Gender Studies program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, an Honors Program, an undergraduate certificate, and a graduate certificate. In addition, it offers a wide variety of individual courses, many of which focus on global feminism and sexuality studies. The undergraduate offerings are:
Women’s and Gender Studies (BA4402)
Women’s and Gender Studies
Honors Program: The Women’s and Gender Studies Program offers an Honors Program for WGS majors. Students are accepted into the program during their junior year, and must take WGS 4800 Capstone in Women’s and Gender Studies before the end of that year. During their senior year, students write a thesis under the guidance of a WGS faculty advisor. Students who complete the requirements will graduate from Ohio University with the designation “Honors” on their diploma and transcript.
Study Abroad: Women’s and Gender Studies offers a 12-credit hour summer Study Abroad program in Paris. Classes offered include: POLS 2700 , WGS 2000 , WGS 4930 .