Women’s & Gender Studies is an exciting interdisciplinary field of study. Offering courses on a wide variety of topics ranging from women’s health, to literature, to globalization, the Program uses gender and its intersections with race, class, and other important categories of identity and difference to understand the lives of women and men. It keeps women at the center, but it is not only about advancing the status of women. It is about understanding the world in ways that value gender equity, racial equality, and social justice. Women’s & Gender Studies students at both the graduate and undergraduate level, engage with real life issues and the classroom is a place that fosters engagement, ethical conversations, and diverse perspectives.
The Women's Well-Being Initiative is an active coalition of faculty, students, and community members. Plans for the 2011-2012 academic year include school-based literacy initiatives, an on-going collaboration with the Juvenile Arbitration Program of Lexington County to provide arts program for at-risk girls, outreach and educational initiatives with the local Hispanic population, and oral history projects aimed at gathering and disseminating community members’ experiences and perspectives. For more information, contact Anna Rebecca Smith, by e-mail at: email@example.com or by phone at (803) 491-5544.
The WGST Office is located in Suite 109 in the Jones Physical Science Center (712 Main Street across from the Law School).
USC Women's and Gender Studies Program
Jones Physical Science Center, Suite 109
712 Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
(803) 777-4007 (Office #)
(803) 777-9114 (Fax #)
Dr. Ed Madden, Interim Director (803) 777-4008
Dr. Susan Schramm-Pate, Graduate Director (803) 777-0407
Dr. Suzanne Swan, Undergraduate Director (803) 777-2558
Ms. Anna Sykes, Program Coordinator (803) 777-4200