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.