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A student who completes a major in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies should be able to:

  • Articulate a critical understanding of the impact of gender and sexuality within their own lives.
  • Describe how constructions of gender/sexuality have socially, historically, and globally shaped the experiences of both women and men.
  • Describe the importance within people’s lives of the intersections of gender and sexuality with other social hierarchies such as race, ethnicity, class, religion, and disability.
  • Analyze gender and sexuality using interdisciplinary and feminist theories, methodologies, and paradigms.
  • Identify ethical and social justice dimensions and implications within the study of gender/sexuality.
  • Demonstrate the development of knowledge and skills to deal positively with gender and sexuality-based inequality within their communities.