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Learning Aims

The gender and sexuality studies minor has four key Learning Aims for students taking courses and completing the minor.

  • To understand how gender and sexuality operate in institutions, systems, organizations and the public sphere;
  • To develop an understanding of genders and sexualities that emphasizes the histories, theorizing, and experiences of multiple communities, identities, and perspectives;
  • To recognize the intersection of race, class, sexuality, gender, and the structural sources of privilege in the full range of human endeavors;
  • To understand the diversity of women’s and sexual minority's lives in the past and present, in local, national and global contexts;