Gender shapes human consciousness and determines the social, economic, political, and cultural organization of human society throughout history. Students who enter into women’s studies will thus be exposed to the historical and contemporary issues of gender. We are committed to providing a setting for students to develop critical thinking and writing skills, the ability to analyze material, the use of abstract thinking, and oral presentations. These are skills that will serve the students well in their personal professional and social lives.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Explain and identify the contributions that women have made throughout history in all aspects of life and the sources of their omission from traditional approaches to scholarship and traditional centers of power.
- Explain contemporary issues concerning gender and sexual orientation in culture and society, global and local activism, and structural and cultural analyses.
- Summarize knowledge of feminist theories, multidisciplinary perspectives, feminist research methodologies, and ethics.
- Cultivate abstract thinking, analyze situations and texts, organize information and analyses to demonstrate good communication skills.