Assessment of Student Learning



Women's Studies


UNIT MISSION/GOAL(S)
Unit Mission/goal(s) and the Institutional Mission Relation

Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary major under the authority of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean. Currently participating in this program are the following disciplines: Anthropology, Art History, Studio Art, Biology, Economics, English, French, German, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Courses from other fields may contribute to a Women's Studies major if they are relevant to the program goals and to the focus of the program planned by an individual student.


STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES, EXPECTED OUTCOMES, ASSESSMENT METHODS & TOOLS, TIMELINE

Learning Objective 1
1. to explore the history, position, and roles of women
Expected Outcome 1
Understanding of the history, position, and roles of women.
Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 1
By reading students' explanations of what they have learned, their description of the courses they have selected, and their assessment of the program's strengths and weaknesses, we assess how well the major is meeting these expectations.
Timeline for the Outcome 1
Starting Date for the Implementation: In Progress
Anticipated Date for the First Results: In Progress

Learning Objective 2
2. to explore the origin and impact of gender as a biological, social and cultural concept
Expected Outcome 2
Understanding of the origin and impact of gender as a biological, social and cultural concept
Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 2
By reading students' explanations of what they have learned, their description of the courses they have selected, and their assessment of the program's strengths and weaknesses, we assess how well the major is meeting these expectations.
Timeline for the Outcome 2
Starting Date for the Implementation: In Progress
Anticipated Date for the First Results: In Progress

Learning Objective 3
3. to acquaint students with the changing determinants of women's situation, including the intersection of race, class, sexuality and other forms of socio-cultural identity and social oppression
Expected Outcome 3
Understanding of the changing determinants of women's situation, including the interasection of race, class, sexuality and other forms of socio-cultural identity and social oppression.
Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 3
By reading students' explanations of what they have learned, their description of the courses they have selected, and their assessment of the program's strengths and weaknesses, we assess how well the major is meeting these expectations.
Timeline for the Outcome 3
Starting Date for the Implementation: In Progress
Anticipated Date for the First Results: In Progress

Learning Objective 4
An understanding of the relationship between values and ethics of sociological knowledge.
Expected Outcome 4
Ability to make informed, careful, and reasoned decisions in complex human situations.
Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 4
Successful completion of each course in the program, including research methods, which incorporates a unit on ethics, with a focus in the use of human subjects in research.
Timeline for the Outcome 4
Starting Date for the Implementation: In Progress
Anticipated Date for the First Results: In Progress