1. Cultural Expression/Representations
Analyze the intellectual traditions, popular culture, and everyday practices of people of color/ethnic communities and how gender shapes these cultural expressions. Explain how representations shape our understanding of race, ethnicity, and gender.
2. Communities and Social Movements
Understand and evaluate how social structures shape the lived experiences and life chances of people in racialized and gendered ways and how people shape the conditions of their lives through collective action and coalition-building.
3. Historical Formations
Describe and critically analyze the different historical dynamics, including colonialism and slavery, that have impacted the lived experiences of indigenous people, people of color/ethnic communities and different gendered groups in the United States and/or transnationally.
4. Theories of Race and Gender
Recognize and apply key theoretical formations in ethnic and gender studies such as racial formation theory, intersectionality, racial capitalism, queer of color critique, Marxist feminism, relational-cultural theory and/or critical race theory. Illustrate how histories of colonialism and slavery shape social categories of race and gender.