Women & Gender Studies
Student Learning Outcomes
Updated: January, 2016
Current for the 2016/17 Academic Year
Women & Gender Studies is devoted to the academic study of the roles, contributions, and scholarship of women. Women & Gender 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 & Gender 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.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of foundational and contemporary research and theoretical literature in the field of Women and Gender Studies.
- Read, understand, and evaluate feminist theories and scholarship.
- Identify, compare, and evaluate culturally and historically specific constructions of gender.
- Students will apply their knowledge of women and gender studies.
- Apply their knowledge of women and gender studies by analyzing current social and political situations from those perspectives.
- Articulate the ways in which systems of power, privilege, and oppression shape our experiences as individuals and members of communities.