Women's & Gender Studies

Welcome to the web page for the Women's & Gender Studies Program at Bluegrass Community & Technical College. We are an Area of the Humanities Division.

If you have immediate questions please contact:

Lori Houghton - Women's & Gender Studies Area Coordinator
Academic & Technical Building (AT) 201-A
470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40506
(859) 246-6592
lori.houghton@kctcs.edu

Classes We Offer

Click here for the Spring 2016 Schedule

WGS 200 Women's Studies in the Social Sciences (3 hrs. Lecture Class)

WGS 200 (Women's Studies in the Social Sciences) is an introduction to the study of women's lives from a social science perspective, using a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach. It fulfills 3 credit hours under the General Education requirements for Social Science and transfers easily to UK. (It can also be used to satisfy the Cultural Studies requirement for the AA or AS degrees.)

WGS 201 Women's Studies in the Arts and Humanities (3 hrs. Lecture Class)

WGS 201 (Women's Studies in the Arts and Humanities) is an introduction to women's history in work, family and creative production from a Humanities' perspective. It fulfills 3 credit hours under the General Education requirement for Humanities and transfers easily to UK. (It can also be used to satisfy the Cultural Studies requirement for the AA or AS degrees.)

Note: WGS 201 has heavy reading and writing assignments. Please do not place students who are enrolled in reading courses into WGS 201, a sophomore level course.

Contact: Lori Houghton (859) 246-6592.

ENG 234 Introduction to Women's Literature (3 hrs. Lecture Class)

ENG 234 (Introduction to Women's Literature) introduces students to the rich body of women's writing, explores common and differing themes, attitudes, cultural norms and gender identity evident in multiethnic, diverse societies though analysis and discussion of texts by women writers. It fulfills 3 credit hours under the General Education requirement for Humanities and transfers easily to UK. (It can also be used to satisfy the Cultural Studies requirement for the AA or AS degrees.)

Contact: Lori Houghton (859) 246-6592.

For More Information on Women and Gender Studies

Pre-Major, Gender and Women's Studies, University of Kentucky (AA)

http://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/en/Academics/Programs_of_Study/Associate_in_Arts/Gender_Studies.aspx

BCTC Focus Area, Women's Studies

AA Focus Area, Women's Studies: WGS 200 and WGS 201, and choose three courses from ENG 234, HIS 265, GEO 240, FAM 253

A Campus Collaborative to Uproot Sexual Violence: Central Kentucky Institutions to Host First Regional Conference to Address Sexual Violence on College Campuses

BCTC student, faculty and staff participants needed!

The two-day conference, which will take place November 5 and 6 at Georgetown College’s campus, is designed to maximize dialog between administrators and students, in order to create a more transparent and open campus culture — one that does not tolerate sexual violence.

For registration information and a complete conference agenda, please visit: www.bluegrassrapecrisis.org