Gender Studies

Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

Our Gender Studies program envisions a world where gender equality and social justice are achieved for all persons. We strive to center the experiences and perspectives of marginalized communities to advocate for a more inclusive and equitable society. This interdisciplinary and intersectional field of study provides students with the tools to understand, analyze, and critique hierarchies of power and oppression. We offer courses with applied learning opportunities to emphasize the connection between theory and practice. These include social action projects, applied research opportunities with community partners, creative cultural productions, and service learning or internships. This hands-on experience prepares students to be contributors to the common good as they live and work in an increasingly diverse world. 

Students who minor in Gender Studies will: 

Outcome 1

Cultivate the habit of questioning gender constructs and understanding intersectionality in their own lives and in the broader society

Outcome 2

Critically analyze social and cultural systems of power that create and reinforce hierarchies of difference.

Outcome 3

Analyze how historical and contemporary movements for gender justice have informed our current models of activism

Outcome 4

Practice the skills—analytical and activist—to become agents of change regarding intersectional gender justice at work and in the world.

    College of Saint Benedict
    Saint John’s University

    Jean Keller
    Chair, Gender Studies Department
    CSB Richarda P27