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

1. Students will demonstrate ability to communicate clearly in oral and written presentation of their ideas.

  • 1.1 Students will articulate a coherent argument about a problem or issue pertaining to gender, women, or sexuality in the world today.
  • 1.2 Students will present and defend a clearly articulated thesis about a problem or issue pertaining to gender, women, or sexuality in the world today.

2. Students will demonstrate the ability to think creatively and critically.

  • 2.1 Students will demonstrate the ability to dissect an issue or problem pertaining to gender, women, or sexuality and to engage with its varied components.
  • 2.2 Students will explain and critically interrogate different perspectives on an issue or problem pertaining to gender, women, or sexuality and propose and defend an alternative approach.

3. Students will demonstrate understanding of the interconnectedness of gender, race, class, and sexuality in the formation of identities of both individuals and communities in local and global contexts.

  • 3.1 Students will explain how gender, race, class, and sexuality interrelate and inform the social position of individuals in local and global contexts.
  • 3.2 Students will make connections between local and global issues pertaining to gender, women, or sexuality.

4. Students will demonstrate abilty to make connections between theory and community engagement regarding social issues pertaining to gender, women, or sexuality.

  • 4.1 Students will synthesize relevant strands in theory about gender, women, or sexuality and apply those theoretical insights to issues or problems in communities.
  • 4.2 Students will identify issues of social justice within communities and explain the relevance of theoretical frameworks for understanding and critically engaging those issues.