Introduction to Black Feminism
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.
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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.
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.
- 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.