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WS 2305 | Intersectionality: Race, Class and Gender in the Global World

Course Description - The study of women's experiences as influenced by such social statuses and identities as race, class, and global status.

What are the goals for this course?

What do I expect you to have achieved by the end of the semester?

Objective knowledge about intersections: You will learn basic concepts, theories and knowledge about the intersections of race, class and gender in society. This includes knowing about the degree of equity and inequality experienced at these intersections; mastery of basic concepts used to understand inequalities; mastery of basic theoretical perspectives that attempt to explain the experiences of different peoples. This knowledge will be gained through reading, class lectures and media presentations and will be assessed in written exams and a writing project.

Critical thinking

We will work on developing your ability to do your own “thinking, talking and naming” so that by the end of the semester you will be able to critically evaluate the intersection of inequalities as it manifests in society. We will work on developing critical thinking through readings, class discussion and creative and writing projects.

Interdisciplinary thinking

You will learn to apply knowledge from a variety of social and behavioral sciences, including sociology, history, political science and others to synthesize an understanding of the intersections of race, class and gender.

Practical application

Applying theories, concepts and ideas to showing how they are manifest in the world you know through doing a creative and application project. You will be asked to make a practical application of understandings about gender to the world around you through a creative and written project.


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