About the Women's and Gender Studies Program
The interdisciplinary major & minor sequences in Women's and Gender Studies support
the University commitment to diversity and social justice through courses that open
discussion about the ways in which gender and gender identity construct our lives
and institutions. WGS courses across multiple departments focus on gender issues
in academic study, consider feminist perspectives in philosophy, and challenge assumptions
about women's roles, gender identities, and sexualities in American and world cultures.
Women's and Gender Studies courses are open to all undergraduates and most offer general
education credit to meet diverse IWU requirements.
The WGS Program selected senior Kyla Thomas for the Women's and Gender Studies 2016 Purchase
Prize award for her "Awesome Mix Vol. I." The artist is shown here with Professor
Rebecca Gearhart (Anthropology) and her award-winning work.
Women's and Gender Studies Program
Illinois Wesleyan University
PO Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone: (309) 556-3177
For more information about the program, please contact the program director, Carole Myscofski.
Office Hours - Spring 2019
*Mondays - 1:00 - 2:00 (by appointment)
*Tuesdays - 1:00 - 3:00
*Thursdays - 1:00 - 3:00