Oct 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


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Faculty

Scott A. Melzer, chair and professor.
B.A., University of Florida; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside. Appointed 2004.

Trisha Franzen, professor of women’s and gender studies.
B.A., State University of New York, Buffalo; M.A.,  Ph.D., University of New Mexico. Appointed 2003.

Introduction

Women’s, gender, and sexuality studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines the role of gender in the construction of lives, cultures, community norms, meaning systems, and systems of representation. All of the areas of study within the program use cross-cultural or multicultural investigations to understand the dynamics and differences in the operation of gender. Within specific contexts but also across differences, the program also focuses on the lives of women–on women’s past and present active involvement in the making of the world. Each of the areas of study emphasizes the ongoing interplay of theory and practice.

The program includes minors in gender studies, women’s studies, and sexuality studies (see below).

Program Website: http://albion.edu/academics/departments/womens-and-gender-studies
 

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes Women’s Studies Major

  1. Students will be able to recognize theories and key scholarship in women’s studies.
  2. Students will be able to identify women’s issues in the context of global diversity.
  3. Students will be able to analyze the critical perspectives brought to a discipline by women’s studies.
  4. Students will be able to use feminist theory to evaluate representations of women.
  5. Students will be able to interpret feminist perspectives on specific and detailed historical contexts.
  6. Students will be able to assess knowledge far from their own intersectional subject positions.

Student Learning Outcomes Gender Studies Major

  1. Students will be able to recognize theories and key scholarship in gender studies.
  2. Students will be able to analyze gender issues in the context of global diversity.
  3. Students will be able to evaluate the critical perspectives brought to a discipline by gender studies.
  4. Students will be able to critically examine the role of gender and sexuality in representations.
  5. Students will be able to interpret studies of gender and sexuality in specific and detailed historical contexts.
  6. Students wlll be able to analyze the systemic nature of gender and sexuality.

Students Learning Outcomes Women’s Studies Minor

  1. Students will be able to recognize theories and key scholarship in womens’s studies.
  2. Students will be able to use feminist theory to evaluate representations of women.
  3. Students will be able to interpret feminist perspectives on specific and detailed historical contexts.

Student Learning Outcomes Gender Studies Minor

  1. Students will be able to recognize theories and key scholarship in gender studies.
  2. Students will be able to critically examine the role of gender in representations.
  3. Students will be able to evaluate the critical perspectives brought to a discipline by gender studies.

Student Learning Outcomes Sexuality Studies Minor

  1. Students will be able to recognize theories and key scholarship on sexuality.
  2. Students will be able to interpret studies of sexuality in specific and detailed historical contexts.
  3. Students will be able to use feminist theory to critically examine conceptions of sexuality.
     

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