The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Coastal Carolina University is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of gender and its intersections with other identity markers such as sexuality, race, class, nationality, and ability/ disability as economic, political, and cultural constructs. It celebrates diversity, acknowledges women’s accomplishments, conditions, and contributions, and highlights the ideologies implicit in women’s places in societies both in the U.S. and internationally. The B.S. in Women in STEM rigorously investigates the gendered nature of knowledge, institutions, and cultures specifically in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to promote experiential learning, engaged citizenship, and diversity. Using gender as a critical lens across disciplines, the B.S. in Women’s and Gender Studies with a concentration in Women in STEM proposes innovative ways of understanding human experience and empowering CCU students to become productive, responsible, healthy citizens with a global perspective.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates will be able to:
- Identify the intersecting nature of our identities (gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, ability, nationality, etc.) and analyze how those intersections affect different communities’ experiences with privilege and oppression.
- Employ interdisciplinary and feminist methodologies to think critically about knowledge and social systems, inequalities, and effective ways to implement change in STEM-related fields.
- Demonstrate information literacy to investigate solutions to contemporary social issues in STEM-related fields and articulate their findings convincingly in various forms of communication;
- Contribute to their own and other communities’ thriving in a diverse and global world through experiential learning projects.