WMST BC 3121y Black Women In America
An examination of the experiences of African American women from slavery
through the present. Emphasis will be on the history and historiography of
these experiences, as well as on critical issues facing African-American
WMST BC 3121x Black Women in America
Examines 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 AFRS BC3121 Black Women in America. - K.
Prerequisites: Students must attend first day of class and admission will be decided then. Enrollment limited to 20 students. General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS). Not offered in 2014-2015.