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Intro to Queer Studies (QS/WGSS 299-011) Course Trailer
A new course trailer has been posted to YouTube for Introduction to Queer Studies (QS/WGSS 299-011) at Oregon State University. Watch the trailer here.
Disability Studies Listserv
There is a growing interest within the OSU community to engage scholarship and teaching opportunities in the area of Disability Studies. Learn more.
Call for Applications: Summer 2013 DPD Faculty Seminar
Applications for The Summer 2013 DPD Faculty Seminar are now available. The seminar will run from June 17-July 5, 2013 from 9 am to 1 pm. Applications are due on April 1, 2013. Information and the application for the DPD seminar are available here
New Outcomes for all DPD Courses Starting Fall 2011
Every DPD course at OSU is required to include these learning outcomes on the syllabus and indicate how students will demonstrate that the outcomes are achieved.
1. Explain how difference is socially constructed
2. Using historical and contemporary examples, describe how perceived differences, combined with unequal distribution of power across economic, social, and political institutions, result in discrimination
3. Analyze ways in which the interactions of social categories, such as race, ethnicity, social class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and age, are related to difference, power, and discrimination in the United States.
Click to view standard learning outcomes for all Bacc Core courses at Oregon State University.