Independent Minds, Working Together

Learning Goals

When students complete their degrees in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, they will be able to demonstrate:

  1. A basic knowledge of the history and diversity of feminist perspectives.
  2. An understanding of the basic concepts, terminology, controversies, and theories in women's, gender, and sexuality studies, including:
    - comprehension of the mechanisms of oppression and the social construction of gender and sexuality that occur in various historical and institutional contexts
    - an appreciation of the connections among personal reflection, lived experience, and feminist research and theory
    - an awareness of the intersection of gender with race, class, sexuality, nation, religion, and/or other dimensions of difference.
    • An ability to formulate a feminist research question and develop a feminist research project.
    • An ability to conduct research that crosses disciplinary boundaries with a range of feminist methods.
    • An ability to articulate in oral and written form the relationship between feminist research and the goals of social justice through activism.