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Learning Objectives of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Courses


Learning objectives for the Women's Studies Undergraduate Curriculum:

  • Understand Women's Studies as an academic field of study and research;
  • Understand and use intersectional feminist analysis to explore the bases of social inequalities;
  • Understand what it means to place women at the center of knowledge-making and of discourse across disciplinary boundaries;
  • Understand how feminist pedagogy may be different from other forms of teaching and learning;
  • Understand the dynamic relationship between Women's Studies scholarship and feminist social action.

Learning objectives for the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies MA Curriculum:

  • Our graduate courses ensure that M.A. students receive an interdisciplinary education that integrates the arts and humanities with the social sciences;
  • bridges theory and practice;
  • focuses on the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nationality in all areas of research.