Women and Gender Studies

Our Mission

The Women and Gender Studies (WGS) Program at Clarion University is an interdisciplinary community where we explore women and gender issues across cultures.  Our values include respect for diversity, open-mindedness, and self-exploration.  We strive to cultivate supportive relationships between students and faculty, make connections between personal experience and intellectual development, and inspire action for social justice. 

Our programs enhances any major and career path. We  prepare students to be informed, involved, and empowered citizens.  Check out our pages below.

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WGS Director Kathleen McIntyre (center) with 2016 WGS “Dr. Deb Scholarship” recipients Natalia Naranjo (left) and Lara Mahaffy (right)


Dr. Deb WGS Scholarship

This is a new scholarship established by Dr. Deborah Burghardt in honor of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Women and Gender Studies Program at Clarion University. The intention of this scholarship is to support students in their pursuit of feminist ideals through scholarship, personal development, and service. WGS anticipates giving out two awards of $550 each for the spring 2017 grant cycle.








 Fall 2017 Course Listing

WGS 100                   Survey of Women and Gender Studies                     3 Credits                                                               C01 (1349)                 MoWeFr 11:00AM-11:00AM            Davis 105              Kathleen Welsch                                                 W01 (1085)                Web Based                                                                        Uraina Pack

WGS 200                    Special Topics: From Suffragettes to Sheroes       3 Credits                                                             C01 (2136)                  MoWeFr 1:00PM-1:50PM              Davis 102                Kathleen Welsch

PSY 220                       Human Sexuality                                                          3 Credits                                                            C01 (1030)                   TuTr 2:00PM-3:15PM                     Harvey 125             Donna Ashcraft.                                                 C02 (1033)                   We    2:00PM-4:30pm                    Harvey 125             Donna Ashcraft

ENGL 253                    Images of Women in Literature                               3 Credits                                                            W01 (1623)                  Web Based                                                                       Janet Knepper
ENGL 317/SOC 324    Images of Working Class Life                                  3 Credits                                                             V01 (2310)                     TuTr 11:00AM-12:15PM          Montgomery 404     Renae Shawgo

COM 320                      Communication and Gender                                    3 Credits                                                             C01 (2144)                     TuTr 9:30AM-1:45PM                 Becker 124              Myrna Kuehn


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Any Questions?
Visit the WGS Center in 207 Harvey Hall to meet our staff.

Program Director    
Office Hours - Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Dr. Kathleen McIntyre      210 Harvey Hall      +1 814 393 2720     kmcintyre@clarion.edu

Program Secretary -  Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. /
Debb Sigworth    207 Harvey Hall      +1 814 393 2720      dsigworth@clarion.edu

Student Assistant -  Monday         10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
                                       Tuesday        11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
                                       Wednesday  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
                                       Thursday      11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
                                       Friday            10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kiera Greene 207 Harvey Hall      +1 814 393 2720      n.naranjo@eagle.clarion.edu

Last Updated 9/8/17