Department Learning Outcomes

Intended Student Learning Outcomes for a WGS Major

Students will demonstrate:

1. the ability to develop theoretical analyses of the place of women and the diversity of human experience in society through the study of contested categories of analysis, such as gender, sexuality, privilege, oppression and resistance.

2. the ability to explore how 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. the ability to use critical thinking, research, and effective communication skills in writing and speaking for different audiences.

4. the ability to use an interdisciplinary perspective and explore the challenges feminist and queer perspectives pose to traditional scholarly approaches.

5. the ability to examine critically and experience the possibilities of collective action and informed activism in order to become engaged citizens.
 
Intended Student Learning Outcomes for a WGS Minor

Students will demonstrate:

1. the basic ability to develop theoretical analyses of the place of women and the diversity of human experience in society through the study of contested categories of analysis, such as gender, sexuality, privilege, oppression and resistance.

2. the basic ability to explore how 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. the basic ability to use critical thinking, research, and effective communication skills in writing and speaking for different audiences.

4. the basic ability to use an interdisciplinary perspective and explore the challenges feminist and queer perspectives pose to traditional scholarly approaches.

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