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Skidmore College
Gender Studies

Student Learning Goals

  • Critically examine the dominant paradigms of sex and gender at different points across time and space.
  • Center knowledges that emerge from the lived experiences of women and Non-binary peoples.
  • Critically examine cultural assumptions about the gender binary and how it intersects with race, ethnicity, nationality, social class, sexual orientation, ability, and other vectors of power to construct identity.
  • Identify how feminist theories and analyses contribute to the understanding of women and gender to challenge the boundaries and concepts of traditional disciplines.
  • Gain an appreciation for the diversity of feminist theories and perspectives and how these have evolved over time.
  • Understand the historical background of the academic discipline of Gender Studies, including the development of Women’s Studies and its relationship to social justice and liberation.