Women's Studies (BA)

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

Students will understand issues that affect the lives of women, girls, and members of sexual minorities locally and globally.

  • Students will compare the legal rights of women in the U.S.A. to those of women in another country.
  • Students will outline forms of discrimination faced by people who are or who identify as being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, or transgendered.
  • Students will summarize three major issues besides suffrage that have been of concern to the women's movement in the U.S.A.

Students will understand the history of women and the contributions of women to the development of American society.

  • Students will identify key events and individuals in the history of the women's suffrage movement in the U.S.A.
  • Students will summarize three major issues besides suffrage that have been of concern to the women's movement in the U.S.A.

Students will understand the interconnectedness of gender, race, and class in the formation of identities of both individuals and communities.

  • Students will explain how gender, race, and class operate together in creating the social position of individuals in the U.S.A.
  • Students will outline forms of discrimination faced by people who are or who identify as being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, or transgendered.