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Women’s and Gender Studies


The study of women's and gender studies focuses on the experiences and perspectives of women and considers how gender intersects with other factors, such as race and class, to shape all of our lives. Founded upon the integration of theory and practice, and of critique and imagination, women's and gender studies brings approaches from other disciplines and fields into conversation with each other and with critical theories about gender and power to address and improve the lives of women and, by extension, of children and men. Inspired by both feminist and Marianist traditions, the Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of Dayton promotes:

  • Integration, collaboration, and personal engagement in learning
  • Development and dissemination of critical thinking for social justice
  • Appreciation and protection of human dignity and diversity
  • Leadership through responsibility and service to community
Upcoming Classes for WGS Students

The Women's and Gender Studies Registration Guide for the Spring 2024 semester is now available. Click the link below to see the list, and then choose from many interdepartmental course offerings to apply to your WGS major or WGS minor program. 

Spring 2024 Registration Guide

WGS Prior Events

WGS welcomed back students to campus with an Ice Cream Social in August!

Students got to have a discussion with visiting professor, Emily Kazyak, about sexuality, law, and inequalities.

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Women's and Gender Studies is now on Instagram. Visit our page to keep up with our events and activities.

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Women's and Gender Studies Program

Alumni Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0322