Women's Studies

Results of Assessment

2008-2009 (submitted 11/10/09)

Women's Studies is devoted to the academic study of the roles, contributions, and scholarship of women. Women's studies explores issues of ethnicity (including what has been historically termed race), class, sexual preference and gender as they impact women's lives in a variety of cultural contexts. It promotes new areas of research, discovers lost contents of human history, identifies women's place in contemporary life, and encourages a sense of empowerment among students through analysis of their commonality of experience. The women's studies minor prepares students to pursue graduate work or employment in professional and community organizations, with emphasis on critical self-reflection and responsible decision-making.

Student Learning Outcomes List

In accordance with its mission, the specific goals of women's studies are to provide its minors with the following:

(LO1) = knowledge of the main social, economic political, and psychological issues of contemporary women's lives globally and locally;

(LO2) = knowledge of the main topics in theories and methodologies of feminisms;

(LO3) = knowledge of women's class, sexual orientation and cultural (historically "racial") diversity;

(LO4) = in-depth knowledge of one aspect of women's experience learned through (for example) a literary genre, a time period, a geographic region, or focus on a very narrow topic;

(LO5) = ability to connect ideas and concepts from various fields about oppression and patriarchy as these affect women to common themes or topics;

(LO6) = ability to write a focused and coherent analytical essay based upon and sustained by evidence;

(LO7) = ability to design and implement a project demonstrating studied topics.

The Women's Studies minor consists of 12 credit hours to be taken from required core courses. The following three courses are part of the required core courses for the Women's Studies minor.

There are an additional 8 credit hours required to complete the minor. These hours are fulfilled through additional approved cross-listed courses.

The following three assessment rubrics are for these core courses; Introduction to Women's Studies, Feminist Theories, and Research Methodologies.

Rubric for Assessment
1500 Introduction to Women's Studies

Learning
Outcome
A
Excellent
B
Proficient
C
Adequate
D
Limited
E
Deficient
LO1 X        
LO2       X  
LO3     X    
LO4       X  
LO5 X        
LO6 X        
LO7         N/A

Rubric for Assessment
3050 Feminist Theories

Learning
Outcome
A
Excellent
B
Proficient
C
Adequate
D
Limited
E
Deficient
LO1     X    
LO2 X        
LO3     X    
LO4       X  
LO5 X        
LO6 X        
LO7         N/A

Rubric for Assessment
4050 Research Methodologies

Learning
Outcome
A
Excellent
B
Proficient
C
Adequate
D
Limited
E
Deficient
LO1 X        
LO2 X        
LO3 X        
LO4 X        
LO5 X        
LO6 X        
LO7 X        

The following two assessment rubrics are for these approved cross-listed courses: Psychology of Women and Psychology of Diversity. They are cross-listed courses accepted by Women's Studies to complete the minor requirements.

Rubric for Assessment
2370 Psychology of Women

Learning
Outcome
A
Excellent
B
Proficient
C
Adequate
D
Limited
E
Deficient
LO1   X      
LO2        
LO3        
LO4 X        
LO5 X        
LO6 X        
LO7         N/A

Rubric for Assessment
3100 Psychology of Diversity

Learning
Outcome
A
Excellent
B
Proficient
C
Adequate
D
Limited
E
Deficient
LO1   X      
LO2     X     
LO3 X         
LO4     X    
LO5   X      
LO6   X      
LO7         N/A


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