Program Learning Outcomes
The goal of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is to analyze gender and sexuality as complex systems of power that are structured by race, ethnicity, nation, and class.
We are committed to teaching gender literacy as knowledge integral to civic literacy. From an interdisciplinary perspective, students explore a sophisticated body of knowledge and academic discipline to develop the skills for critical thinking and civic engagement.
Upon graduation, our majors are expected to be able to:
- Describe how the effects of gender, sexuality, race, class and nation intersect in the construction of identity and institutional formations.
- Demonstrate proficiency in writing and oral communication skills.
- Understand and evaluate major theories and texts central to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
- Understand the ways in which economic, cultural, religious, environmental, and political forces shape a range of transnational social movements in the U.S. and abroad.
- Conduct research using feminist methodologies.
- Use feminist frameworks to analyze the structure of gendered representations in media, language, and texts.
- Demonstrate critical and analytic thinking skills.
- Apply acquired knowledge toward academic, professional, and personal development.
The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies equips students with the knowledge, skills, and perception to realize the fullest range of options available to them.