Program Learning Outcomes

1) Explain and critically analyze how different social, political, and economic forces have historically impacted the experiences and representations of women in the United States and abroad.

2) Use intersectional approaches to demonstrate comparative knowledge of how societal institutions and power structures shape the material reality of women’s lives, not only with respect to gender, but also race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, social class, ability, sexual orientation, age, etc.

3) Synthesize foundational and contemporary feminist theories from a variety of textual, media, and information sources, using discipline-specific methodologies in the creation of original papers, projects, oral presentations, and creative works.

4) Evaluate the unity and divisions within the women’s movement with the goal of learning how to engage in and/or implement practical solutions to contemporary, real-world problems.

5) Engage in critical self-reflection in order to demonstrate an understanding of agency and social responsibility in personal, professional, and community settings.