Goals & Objectives for Student Learning
Goal #1: Students will understand gender as an element of social, political, economic and legal structures as well as individual identities, critically interrogating understandings of gender divisions as natural or socially constructed.
- Students can describe the social construction of gender, sex, and sexuality.
- Students can identify gender, privilege, and oppression as differently constructed through intersecting identities of race, ethnicity, class, religion, sexual orientation, age, nationality/citizenship, and other critical variables.
Goal #2: Students will gain facility with disciplinary and interdisciplinary women’s and gender studies approaches and methods.
- Students can critique the politics of traditional approaches to knowledge production.
- Students can apply feminist theory to analysis of diverse topics.
- Students can articulate principles and practices of feminist methodologies.
- Students are able to identify central debates within feminist theorizing across disciplines.
Goal #3: Students will understand both leadership and participation in gender and related social justice advocacy in local communities and a globalizing world.
- Students can explain the role of activism in the service of gender justice and related issues.
- Students can identify important events, legislation, or court rulings which had a major impact on the status, treatment, and experiences of diverse groups.
- Students can analyze the ways in which legacies of colonialism and contemporary manifestations of globalization impact gender and social (in)justice within and across cultures.