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Learning Objectives

  • Engage in interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge that allows for both creative synthesis of these various approaches and productive debates within the discipline.
  • Conduct an analysis of gender in relationship to power that recognizes the intersectionality of privilege and oppression rooted in race, class, age, ability, sexuality, ethnicity nationality and post-coloniality.
  • Locate feminist movements and their histories socially and politically as they pertain to Canada and internationally.
  • Comprehend and be able to apply key research methodologies, including textual and cultural analyses and other types of research.
  • Understand and be able to apply both historical and contemporary theories relevant to feminist scholarship.
  • Be able to use feminist concepts, methodological skills, and theory to understand and analyze both their own lives and the world around them for personal and professional development.
  • Develop self-reflexive understanding of the politics and ethics of knowledge production, including the significance of social and political locations, and to be able to identify the inevitable gaps and partiality of knowledge.
  • Create critical arguments, communicated in a clear and concise manner with particular attention to academic integrity in both oral and written projects, individually and collaboratively.