Women's and Gender Studies Student Learning Outcomes

WGS SLOS 2016-2017


Explain diversity and difference in women's experiences due to race, ethnicity, and class.

Identify ways in which gender is a social construct.

Analyze how women are represented in language and culture.

Compare and contrast women's experiences in the paid and unpaid labor force.

Identify the impact of sexuality and body image on women's lives.

Analyze the causes of violence against women.


Analyze personal skills, vocational interest and values; integrate these factors and relate them to possible educational and career choices.

Identify and utilize a variety of sources of occupational and career information.

Recognize personal attributes and educational information employing realistic decision-making strategies for personal and career goals.

Identify the components of the job search.

Upon completion of the class students will be able to identify resources for researching a possible career.


Use theoretical arguments to explain and analyze various components of popular culture.

Apply feminist theory to analyze representations of gender in the media.

Identify and explain how socially and culturally constructed categories such as gender, race, class and sexual idntity function together to formulate systems of oppression.

Think critically about the impact of popular culture in shaping individual and collective identities.

Articulate connections between personal experiences and wider social institutions and structures.