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Women's and Gender Studies

THE WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES PROGRAM AT MONTGOMERY COLLEGE

WGS

The Women's and Gender Studies Program offers courses about women and gender for both women and men. The program is designed to explore the experiences and contributions of women to their cultures. Informed by feminist theory,  Women's Studies courses:

  • challenge false assumptions and theories about women, race, and class
  • encourage rigorous critical thinking
  • raise issues of gender bias and the subjective nature of knowledge
  • support women's development as individuals and as participating members of their larger communities
  • expand women's and men's options beyond the limits of traditional gender roles.
     

These writing-intensive courses help students consider the difference that gender makes in family relationships, friendships, education, and work. They are comfortable settings for delving into feminist scholarship and theory.In addition to the interdisciplinary introductory course on women's and gender studies,  courses in the program include:  women's history, literature, sociology, psychology, physical education, and women's health.

Honors modules are available for some classes. Service learning and internship opportunities are frequently offered. Opportunities to pursue independent study projects are also available.

Germantown Campus Coordinator

Professor Joanne Bagshaw
HS2225 
20200 Observation Dr. 
Germantown, MD 20876

(240) 567-1977

Collegewide and Rockville 
Collegewide Women's and Gender Studies ProgramDirector

Professor Genevieve Carminati 
MT212E 
51 Mannakee Street 
Rockville, MD 20850 
(240) 567-7446

Om Rusten, Administrative Aide, 240-567-4100

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Coordinator 

Professor Bess Vincent

NP-227 
7600 Takoma Avenue 
Takoma Park, MD 20912

(240) 567-1397






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