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Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

Gender Studies Program Goals:

  • Prepare students to think comparatively, structurally, and critically about their experiences and impact on the world. 
  • Provide students the opportunity to...
    • Explore how conceptions of sex, gender, gender identity and expression, nationality, race, ethnicity, and class intersect and affect one another.
    • Examine how notions of gender identity and expression are socially and historically constructed.
  • Provide students with...
    • An interdisciplinary education.
    • Perspectives on gender from various disciplines and intercultural contexts. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore how conceptions of sex, gender, gender identity, nationality, race, ethnicity, and class intersect and affect one another.
  • Examine how notions of gender identity and expression are socially constructed.
  • Examine how notions of masculinity, femininity, and gender identity are redefined over time.
  • Think comparatively, structurally, and critically about their experiences and impact on the world.
  • Develop oral and written communication skills.