Introduction to Black Feminism

Course Description

An interdisciplinary, multi-perspective, critical analysis and comparative study of Black Feminism. Examines some of the key theories and ideas of Black Feminism and Black Feminist Thought, including womanist theory, theory of intersectionality, and standpoint theory. It will consider how Black women have challenged the intersecting effects of racism, sexism, classism, colonialism, homophobia, media exploitation, and other forms of social violence. Students will read major works, learn to engage in critical dialogue, and articulate their own positions concerning the basic ideas and principles of Black Feminism. The values, experience, and cultural contributions of Black feminist and/or Black womanist individuals in the United States will be identified, examined, and authenticated.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
12804 WMST 25 1SZ ······· TBA-TBA Julie Lewis ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2019-07-01 to 2019-08-11.

Footnote Information

WMST-025.-1SZ: Online Course. Students must have access to a computer, the Web and an individual email address. Exclusively using a tablet or phone may prevent you from successfully completing a course. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: https://deanza.instructure.com/courses/3382. This class involves 12 hours of active, hands-on, work making a difference in our communities. This course does not involve more time than a regular class.

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or ESL 5.
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