Department Learning Goals

Student Learning Goals

1. Develop theoretical analyses of the place of women and LGBTQIA individuals (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transexual, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual/allies) in society through the study of contested categories of analysis, such as gender, sexuality, privilege, oppression and resistance.

2. Critically explore theoretical analyses of the ways different categories of analysis, such as gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, nationality, North/South inequalities, and ability, interact with each other in the processes of privilege, oppression and resistance.

3. Develop critical thinking, research, and effective communication skills in writing and speaking for different audiences.

4. Develop an interdisciplinary perspective, including through examining the challenges feminist and queer perspectives pose to traditional scholarly approaches.

5.Critically examine and experience the possibilities of collective action and informed activism in order to become engaged citizens.