WMGS Learning Outcomes
Students who take Women’s and Gender Studies courses at PLU will learn how to:
- Describe individual and group identity formations and inequities related to gender and sexuality (alongside such factors as class, nationality, ethnicity, religion, and race).
- Demonstrate thoughtful critical analysis (oral and written) of the ways in which institutions and cultural representations have been shaped by, and reflect, specific understandings of gender and sexuality.
- Deploy concepts and theories central to Women’s and Gender Studies in written assignments, in order to express a more sophisticated understanding of gender, sexual identity and feminisms.
- Practice methods of dialogue and collaboration as modes of intellectual inquiry, and as models of community building and activism.
- Apply ideas and methods of Women’s and Gender Studies in a vocational context through designing a capstone project in which they will work on a service-project or internship with an organization whose work has an important bearing on issues of gender and/or sexuality.