Jul 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 Edition 
2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Gender Studies

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Interim Dean: Brooke Choo, PhD
Academic Chair: Jamie Poster, PhD
Faculty: Brittany Adams, PhD; Melissa Knoll, PhD; Jamie Poster, PhD


Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that examines the intersection between gender with race, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, class, and/or other inequalities. The field examines structures of power as it relates to gender in the context of historical and contemporary struggles for social, political, cultural, and economic change. Students will examine the social construction of femininity, masculinity, sexual identity, and gender identity from a feminist perspective.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the gender studies program, students will be able to

  • Students will analyze and assess historical, social, political, cultural, economic, and psychological forces that have led to the construction of gender in both global and national contexts.
  • Students will identify and evaluate the development of feminist theories as well as the contemporary and historical experiences of difference including but not limited to economic classes, sexual orientations, age, ability, and cultural and racial backgrounds.

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