Are You a Feminist? (FYS)|
Spring 2021 not offered
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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Readings will likely include work by bell hooks, Sara Ahmed, Maria Lugones, Patricia Hill Collins, Sandra Cisneros, Beyoncé, Warsan Shire, Chimamanda Adichie, Tangerine, episodes from Master of None, and Gloria Anzaldůa.
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Assignments will include weekly short reading responses, 3 close reading papers, final paper, and a short research project.
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