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African Diaspora Feminisms (FGSS Gateway)
FGSS 242
Spring 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 242

What is feminist theory? This course problematizes the notion of Feminism that stands in for all feminisms. We will explore the development of feminisms in the African Diaspora. This course does not assume a monolithic definition of feminism in the African Diaspora. We will take an interdisciplinary approach with themes that include women's liberation, complicating Black feminism, sexual identitIes, raced Black women in the academy, cultural studies, and queering African Diaspora feminisms. The sources for this course are wide-ranging and include documentary films, and the work of scholars and activists.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Some of the class time is devoted to teaching writing concerns such as developing a thesis, structuring an argument, or using quotations effectively, which is particularly helpful for first and second year students. I require drafts of papers, which not only offers an opportunity to intervene in student writing, but also enables them to see critical thinking and writing as a process of engagement and re-engagement.
Students have opportunities to sharpen their analytical and speaking skills everyday as they process the theories on offer in the course during weekly discussions of theory and practice. Their analytical, speaking, and presentation skills will be developed and exercised more intensely as they prepare presentations for the class based on the materials on offer in the course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS FGSS
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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