Please join us for a year-long scholarly examination of themes and issues facing global women and girls. This comprehensive, interdisciplinary initiative will engage this subject from a variety of perspectives: from relevant course offerings to lectures, films, and extracurricular activities. Its intention is to promote dialogue and action on the most pressing questions of our times that concern women and girls around the world.

Included in this message (below) is a list of relevant courses offered at CSI this year by the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program and a calendar of events. We invite you to take these courses, engage the community in the subject, and attend the films, lectures, and symposia listed.

We also hope that you will contribute to this conversation via our newly created Facebook page, 2016-17: Focus on Global Women and Girls.

This project is co-sponsored by the International Studies program, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality program, the Bertha Harris Women’s Center, and the Center for Global Engagement.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) Courses offered in 2016-2017*

Women’s History and Feminist Theory (WGS 100)
Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS 201)
Gender in the Contemporary World (WGS/INT 203)
Women and Literature (WGS 222)
Sociology of Women (WGS 230)
History of American Women (WGS 286)
Food,​ Self, and Society (WGS 312)
Gender and the Negotiation of Difference (WGS 369)
Sex and Society (WGS 375)
Gender-based Activism Internship (WGS 490)

* Please note that many WGS offerings are cross-listed with courses from other departments and programs. Check the CSI Catalog for further information.


Calendar of Events

Wednesday Sept. 14: World on Wednesday Series: “Women Wage Peace Movement,” Campus Center (Building 1C) 12:20pm–1:10pm.

Thursday, Sept. 15: Legal Studies Institute’s 2016 Annual Lecture in Law, Philosophy, and Public Policy. Reva Siegel will discuss abortion rights, focusing on the recent Supreme Court decision of Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre, 5:00pm.

Thursday, Oct. 6: Take Back the Night, sponsored by the Bertha Harris Women’s Center, Campus Center (Building 1C) Green Dolphin Lounge, 6:30pm.

Thursday, Oct. 20: ​DayOne ​Workshop on dating violence, sponsored by the Bertha Harris Women’s Center.

Wednesday, Oct. 26: World on Wednesday Series:”Women Leaders in Latin America” with Jane Marcus-Delgado, Dept. of Political Science and Global Affairs, Campus Center (Building 1C), 12:20pm–1:10pm.

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Dr. Wilma Jones, Keynote Address. Phi Beta Delta Honor Society Induction Ceremony, Center for the Arts (Building 1P) 5:00pm.

Thursday, Nov. 3:  Bandes de filles/Girlhood (Céline Sciamma, France, 2014, 112m), Tournées Film Festival Program, Center for the Arts (Building 1P), Room 223, 2:30pm–4:30pm.

Tuesday, Nov. 15:  Scholars-At-Risk Lecture, International Education Week, 2:30pm–3:30pm.

March 2017: Women’s History Month.

March 2017: Colloquium on Sexuality and Reproductive Rights in Latin America.

This calendar will be updated periodically on the Facebook page, 2016-17: Focus on Global Women and Girls as further events and activities are confirmed.

For more information or to add events, please contact Jane Marcus-Delgado, Director of the International Studies program at