Gender and Women's Studies

  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • Gender & Women's Studies faculty
  • Ni Una Menos
  • Double Major with Gender and Women's Studies
  • Phenomenal Woman Awards

Student Learning Outcomes

Mural with flowers and starsThe 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. Identify and explain core concepts in the field of gender, women’s and sexuality studies.
  2. Critically analyze historical and contemporary issues from a feminist perspective.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in specialized topics in the field that may include knowledge of feminist movements, global sexualities, intersectional, transnational and decolonial theories, masculinity studies, critical development studies, gender-based violence, and gender and human rights, etc.
  4. Articulate and employ theories and methods of feminist research and knowledge production.
  5. Develop effective communication skills through oral and written assignments.
  6. Obtain media literacy and information competency by learning how to use visual media and new technologies to assess, interpret and generate information from a variety of sources.
  7. Develop a sense of feminist agency to further principles of equality and justice through civic engagement within and beyond CSUN.