Gender, Race & Culture

Students will explore and engage with concepts that encourage critical thinking about identities, diversity, equity and a vision for a world aimed at reducing, preventing and eliminating harm.

Program Highlights

Explore the field of Women, Gender and Queer Studies (WGQS), social justice and liberal arts.
Gain knowledge about the intersections of identities and its impact on marginalized communities.
Develop essential public speaking skills.
Explore mainstream media's role in education and advocacy efforts.
Learn about scholars, authors and activists fighting for change within the field.
Tuition:

Residential Tuition:
$4,998

Dates:

June 25, 2023 July 7, 2023

Location:

Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA

Course Overview

Are you interested in learning how you can make an impact in the world? Are you considering a career that is focused on creating a more compassionate, equitable, inclusive, and less violent world? This course is focused on Women, Gender and Queer studies, social justice and the multitude of professions within the Liberal Arts and Humanities discipline.

Through writing assignments, class discussions and a final group presentation, students will explore and engage with concepts that encourage critical thinking about identities, diversity, equity and a vision for a world aimed at reducing, preventing and eliminating harm.

Meet your instructor

Dr. Christina Kaviani

Women, Gender & Queer Studies Cal Poly SLO

Instructor at Cal Poly SLO – Dr. Christina Kaviani is a lecturer in the Department of Communications, Women, Gender & Queer Studies at Cal Poly SLO and has over a decade of experience in the field of gender-based violence prevention education and response.

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Topics you'll explore

Career Exploration


Students will visit the local rape crisis and domestic violence center to learn more about professional opportunities in this field. Students will spend time in groups working on hands-on activities. Guest speakers may include professionals in the Women, Gender and Queer Studies field.

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