Gender Studies

Welcome to the Gender Studies webpage. On this page you'll find the mission of the department, departmental student learning goals, a curricular map and assessment schedule, and progress made from the most recent Program Review Action Plan (2009-2010). If you have questions about the assessment findings or questions about the department, please contact Jean Keller, Gender Studies Department Chair, at [email protected].

MISSION

STUDENT LEARNING GOALS

1. Students will be able to apply multidisciplinary frameworks to:

  • Contribute to an inter- or multi-disciplinary consideration of gender and/or sexuality over time and across cultures;
  • Investigate how concepts of gender intersect with factors such as race, class, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and/or nationality;
  • Demonstrate how social, political, legal, and/or economic power is experienced differently on the basis of gender;
  • Analyze controversial gender-related issues.

2. Students will be able to relate knowledge gained in their GEND coursework to a broader spectrum by:

  • Articulating how it relates to the world around them,
  • Participating in an experiential learning project designed in consultation with the GEND faculty.

CURRICULAR MAP and ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

Curricular map
Learning Goals Course name Course name Course name
1.1   Students in GEND will be able to apply multi-
or interdisciplinary   theoretical frameworks to
analyze changes in gender and/or sexuality over 
time and across cultures 
GEND 101 GEND 180 GEND 381
1.2   Students in GEND will be able to apply multi-
or interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks to
investigate how conceptions of gender intersect 
with such factors as race, class, religion, ethnicity,
sexual orientation and/or nationality 
GEND 101 GEND 180 GEND 381
1.3   Students in GEND will be able to apply multi-
or interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks to
demonstrate how social, political, legal, and/or
economic power is distributed unequally and
experienced differently on the basis of gender 
GEND 380
1.4   Students in GEND will be able to apply multi-
or interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks to
identify and evaluate strategies that address
these inequities
GEND 385
2.1   Students will conduct independent and
integrative research on a controversial 
issue related to gender and/or sexuality 
GEND 385
2.2   Students will develop and support a
well-argued ethical position on a controversial
issue related to gender and/or sexuality 
GEND 385
3   Students will be able to articulate how the
knowledge acquired in their GEND coursework
informs their own lives 
GEND 101
4.   Students will demonstrate the interconnections
between theory and practice through engaging in
and reflecting on an experiential learning project in 
their local or international community 
GEND 180 Or a non-credit-bearing 
assignment submitted
to the chair