Jul 07, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WGSS 201 - Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

An interdisciplinary exploration how gender and sexuality impact people’s lives both historically and in contemporary society. Gender related issues are examined through social, political, economic, and cultural issues and processes influencing societies, communities, and individuals. SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. (W). Meets the General Education writing requirement. Formerly WGS 201; students may not receive credit for both. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. (W). K2 - Community, Culture, & Citizenship

General Education Pathways: P1 Civic & Community Engagement, P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P4 Social Justice

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss requirements of informed citizenship based on analyzes of gender and sexuality and the ways in which inequality and equality are institutionalized in  structures such as education, health, religion, the media, government, , parenthood, work, and economics
  • Explain based on analyzes of theory and research related to the intersection of race, class, gender and sexuality, how culturally diverse experiences enhance a community
  • Apply this knowledge to create greater self-awareness, personal autonomy, and self-determination in order to challenge institutions and practices that result in social injustice.
  • Analyze the interplay of gender, race/ethnicity, class,  and sexual orientation oppression across local, national, regional and global cultures
  • Describe how understandings and practices related gender and sexuality have affected communities , citizenship and politics
  • Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills in reading, listening, observing, writing, and speaking about how gender and sexuality shapes people’s lives
  • Demonstrate  familiarity with the range of research tools available in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, including library resources, the web, fieldwork, and experiential learning, and competence in their use.

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