Are You a Feminist? (FYS)|
Taking our cue from Beyoncé and the debates her music has produced, this First Year Seminar investigates the meaning of feminism by considering how writers, artists, activists, academics, and public intellectuals discuss the topic. Students' curiosity about feminism - as topic, politics, identity, and practice - will guide class meetings where we will discuss readings by prominent feminist writers, scholars, and critics. Students will leave the course with a clear sense of themselves as writers and thinkers, as well as an understanding of the ways in which gender and sexuality intersect with race, class, and other social identities and of the multiplicities of feminisms in our contemporary moment.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Music videos by Beyoncé, poetry by Warsan Shire, fiction by Chimamanda Adichie, episodes of "Master of None," and essays by bell hooks
Sara Ahmed, Audre Lorde, Ngoc Loan Tran, Patricia Hill Collins, Chandra
Talpade Mohanty, and more.
|Examination and Assignments: |
regular participation, blog posts, and five short writing assignments that focus on developing students' writing processes and US academic writing skills
|Instructor(s): Silber,Lauren Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: 116MTV102; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|