The 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.
- Students investigate the gender dimension of social, economic, cultural, historical, and political processes on women and men in U.S. and global contexts.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.