WGS Student Learning Outcomes
Goal 1: To promote a fuller understanding of the multidimensional nature of personhood.
- Objective 1: To examine the ways that gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality,
nationality, able-bodiedness, and other facets of embodiment intersect in the
construction of identity and experience.
- Objective 2: To examine the implications that these categories have for
opportunities and life chances.
Goal 2: To support a curriculum that speaks to the experiences of those marked or
marginalized by gender or sexuality, or that acknowledges the socially
constructed character of gender.
- Objective 1: To provide a series of courses which include critical examination
of the social, historical, psychological, literary, artistic, philosophic, and
biological roles of women and gender.
- Objective 2: To evaluate course proposals for inclusion in the WGS minor on the
basis of their adherence to Goals 1, 2, and 3.
Goal 3: To promote critical thinking skills and an understanding of methodologies from a
variety of disciplines.
- Objective 1: Include among those that count for the WGS minor courses from an
array of academic disciplines.
- Objective 2: To privilege the inclusion in the WGS minor of courses that enact
feminist pedagogical strategies including active learning groups, collaboration,
applied learning (service learning), co-teaching, etc.
Goal 4: To promote and support research on women and gender.
- Objective 1: Sponsor a brown bag lecture series in which faculty speakers present
research on women and gender, and through which faculty members and students
might gain valuable feedback on research in these areas.
- Objective 2: Sponsor guest speakers on issues related to women and gender
Goal 5: To sponsor events related to women and gender.
- Objective 1: Organize and carry out an annual lecture series and film series.
- Objective 2: Participate in Women's Day.
- Objective 3: Promote and support Take Back the Night
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