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Learning Outcomes

1. Realms of Knowledgewmslogo

•  Identify historical and contemporary contributions made by women
•  Discuss the history of feminist thought in US and international contexts
•  Articulate the connections and dynamics between feminist theories and  practices
•  Conduct a sophisticated analysis of the intersectionality of gender, race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and nationality
•  Articulate the connections and dynamics between Women's Studies and other academic disciplines

2. Research Skills/Methodology


•  Locate, analyze, and interpret information from a wide range of materials, including scholarly, archival, qualitative, and quantitative materials
•  Merge (1) personal knowledge and experiences; (2) feminist theories and activism, with the content of women's studies and other courses to formulate sound arguments supported with research
•  Use the intersectionality of gender, race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and nationality as a tool of analysis
•  Critically examine the issues from the perspectives of (1) the global and the local or (2) the universal and the particular

3. Public and Community Service


•  Apply feminist theories to local, national, or international public and community service
•  Demonstrate professionalism in the application of feminist theories and practice in a variety of social settings
•  Communicate effectively about the need for social transformation and demonstrate effectiveness in engaging citizens