Teaching and Learning
In the classroom, WGS faculty are committed to creating positive and participatory learning environments. We emphasize student-centered and cooperative learning, critical thinking, openness to ideas and discussion, and respect for others. We encourage students to make connections between thought and action, theory and practice, and the academy and the community, and we provide interested students with opportunities for internships, applied study terms, community-based projects, and research.
"Every professor I had for any WGS class was almost always my favorite of the semester!"WGS Student
"My WGS courses were the most rigorous and challenging courses I took at UIS, as well as the most memorable and influential. WGS courses should be a requirement for all students."WGS Student