University at Albany

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.


The World Within Reach

Students participate in more than 200 student clubs and honor societies, and enjoy a busy calendar of campus events.