Welcome to your new Plone web site!
Welcome From the Director
Greetings!It seems like just yesterday that the spring semester wrapped up, but here we are at the start of another academic year. The summer always
seems to go by quickly, but this was a particularly busy one, filled as it was with preparations for so many changes being implemented this fall.
Chief among those changes is a new name for the program: as of the beginning of fall semester, we are officially the Women’s and Gender Studies program! This change brings our name into alignment with our curriculum; a browse through our course offerings quickly reveals that a majority of our courses focus not just on women but on gender more broadly. We also have a new web site design to go along with our new name; a big thanks to IMC for working with us to make sure that the design reflects who we are and what we’re about!
While you’re checking out the new website, make sure to read all about the new LGBTQ Studies certificate, which launches this fall. Many years in the making, the program’s advisor will be longtime WAGS member Dr. Liz Cannon. We are only the fourth program in the UW System to create a certificate like this, and we anticipate that many students will begin pursuing it ASAP.
This summer was also filled with course planning for this fall’s launch of the new University Studies Program. The Women’s and Gender Studies program is deeply invested in making the program a success; we’re offering multiple Quest I sections of our Intro course this fall, and are also deep in the development stages of some Quest III courses as well. Stay tuned for more details on those next fall. . .
We are very excited about our course offerings this fall, which include the debut of Dr. Eichler-Levine’s Religion and Sexuality course and Dr. Scribner’s Gender, Law, and Policy course. Please also welcome Malika Chatterji to the Women’s and Gender Studies Teaching Faculty; she is reviving Discrimination and Legal Remedies, which is cross-listed with the Political Science Department.
Last but not least, please plan to join us on Tuesday, September 17th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Sage Hall 3206 for a meet-and-greet. We have a lot to celebrate and a lot of information to share about the new certificate program, spring 2014 courses, internships, and much more! Refreshments will be served; this is a great chance for professors and students alike to ask and answer questions and socialize. Hope to see you there!
Students in our Feminist Theory class, Fall 2011