Independent Minds, Working Together

Learning Goals

When students complete their degrees in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), they will be able to:

1. demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts, terminology, controversies, and theories in women's, gender, and sexuality studies, including the ability to:

  • a. identify and critique historical biases in the production of knowledge.
  • b. apply knowledge of the history and diversity of feminist, gender and sexuality studies perspectives.
  • c. understand the intersection of gender and sexuality with race, class, nation, religion, and/or other dimensions of difference.

2. recognize the connections among personal reflection, lived experience, and feminist research and theory.

3. conduct an interdisciplinary research project informed and guided by theories and methodologies in WGSS.

4. articulate in oral, written, and visual form the utility of feminist research toward the goals of social justice locally and transnationally.

5. use the critical perspective acquired in the Program to work toward social justice in their communities and beyond.