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.

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WGS Major/Minor Checklist

Women's and Gender Studies Learning Goals

Courses for Spring  2020

 WGS 2016 Art Purchase

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.

Contact Us

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