Gender and Women's Studies

Student Learning Outcomes

MuralThe Gender and Women’s Studies Department at CSUN teaches students to view the world with a critical analytical approach grounded in a social justice framework.

  1. Students investigate the gender dimension of social, economic, cultural, historical, and political processes on women and men in U.S. and global contexts.
  2. Students will have a level of proficiency in the discipline of Gender and Women’s Studies, including knowledge of feminist movements, feminist theories, feminist research methods and women’s contributions to the production of different knowledges.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to critically analyze matrices of power like gender, race, class and sexuality in ways that lay the groundwork for constructive social change.
  4. Students will develop a sense of agency grounded in the development of their skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, media literacy, information competence and leadership.