The Program in Gender and Intersectionality Studies at Monmouth University consists of exciting course offerings, as well as regular campus events, that critically investigate gendered power relations in all fields of social life. Not only do we support the rigorous examination of the social construction of gender in various social, cultural and historical contexts, we encourage students to become keen analysts of how gender inequalities in a range of domains intersect with other structures of advantage and disadvantage, such as race, class, nation, and sexuality.
Students develop an understanding of the commonality and diversity of human experiences from the study of materials in one or more of the courses designated Cross-Cultural. The cross-cultural courses are explicitly designed to enhance a student’s awareness of one or more non-English-speaking cultures through such topics as language, literature, history, values, social relationships and institutions, and ideas and beliefs.
This course is an integration of informal logic, or reasoned discourse, with small group collaborative problem solving. Students will learn how to define and propose reasoned solutions to various types of problems. The skills stressed are those of speaking, listening, reasoning, and working effectively in small groups.