WGS 120 students attend lecture with President Janet Morgan Riggs ’77

by Ashley Slaboden ‘15

In the 2012-2013 academic year, Gettysburg College developed a “fourth hour” for all classes in order to meet Federal and Commonwealth academic standards. Each department has discretion determining the form of the “fourth hour” and must have the approval from the Office of the Registrar. WGS 120 students attend weekly lectures and film screenings to supplement concepts and topics covered in class.

At a lecture held Feb. 13 in McCreary Hall's Bowen Auditorium, President Janet Morgan Riggs ’77 reflected on her career path.  She discussed her journey from attending Gettysburg College as an undergraduate student to becoming president. President Riggs also touched on several challenges she faced throughout her career because of her gender as well as the College’s gender climate.

WGS 120 classes benefit from the “fourth hour” experience by applying material they learn in class to a variety of historical and current events.