AFRS BC 3121x Black Women in America
Examines the roles of black women in the U.S. as thinkers, activists and
creators during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Focusing on the
intellectual work, social activism and cultural expression of African
American women, we examine how they understood their lives, resisted
oppression and struggled to change society. We will also discuss theoretical
frameworks (such as "double jeopardy," or "intersectionality") developed for
the study of black women. The seminar will encourage students to pay
particular attention to the diversity of black women and critical issues
facing Black women today. This course is the same as WMST BC3121.
Prerequisites: Students must attend first day of class and admission will be decided then. Priority will be given to CCIS students (Africana Studies, American Studies and Women's Studies majors; minors in Race and Ethnic Studies). Enrollment limited to 20 students. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS)..