BSLL 4001 - Introduction to Identity Basics

  • 0.5 CEUs

This course is part of the Introducing Feminist Frameworks program and provides a conceptual overview of key concepts that are crucial for further understanding social identities, power dynamics, and gender-based oppression. Students will be introduced to theoretical frameworks related to oppression, sex and gender, intersectionality, privilege, and how social identities inform what we know.

Students will learn how to:
• Identify common terms and language used to describe identity and power dynamics
• Recognize how differences in social identities relate to differences in lived experiences
• Relate concepts and theories to complex social and political systems

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Textbooks and Materials

All materials are supplied within the online course.


Cori Wong

Dr. Cori Wong earned a dual-title Ph.D. in Philosophy and Women’s Studies from the Pennsylvania State University after graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy from Colorado State University. With a passion for teaching, learning, and approaching education as a practice of freedom, Dr. Wong empowers others to think through everyday life experiences in ways that lend to personal transformation and greater social justice. Committed to engaging diverse audiences on issues of gender, race, class, sexuality, inequity, injustice, and political resistance, Dr. Wong strives to emphasize how critical reflection and genuine dialogue can be as fun and exciting as they are important and challenging.

In addition to supporting campus-wide research, outreach, and advocacy efforts related to women and gender in her roles as Director of the Women and Gender Collaborative and a Special Assistant to the President of CSU, Dr. Wong is an Assistant Professor in CSU’s Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research and teaches Women’s Studies courses on contemporary feminist theory and feminist friendship.