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240041 SE SE Topics of Gender Studies (2018S)

Black Feminism (US): Interdisciplinary Activisms.

Continuous assessment of course work

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 08.03. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 15.03. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 12.04. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 26.04. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 17.05. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 07.06. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 21.06. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Identify Black feminists and their theoretical concepts.
Acquire additional knowledge about the lives and theories of selected Black feminists and present this information to classmates (with a visual aid).
Apply and defend critical interpretations of interdisciplinary texts in classroom discussions and in reflection journal entries.
Demonstrate acquisition of in-depth knowledge about the Black feminisms through reflection journal entries and a final exam.

Assessment and permitted materials

Reflection Journal (60% each): Students will write a total of 6 reflection journal entries throughout the course (minimum of 2 pages in length).
Final Exam (20%): On the material covered during the course.
Short Presentation and Class Participation (20%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In this course students will review the theoretical texts by important Black feminists like Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells (advocating for the abolition of slavery), Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, Angela Davis (Civil Rights/Black Power Movement), Patricia Hill Collins and bell hooks (representational politics). We will explore how black feminists incorporate Marxism, Black Nationalism and intersectionality into black feminist theories and activist practices as tools for examining how racism, gender (oppression) and sexuality are related in Black women’s lives.

Examination topics

Based on reading assignments and material covered in class.
Interactive continuous assessment.

Reading list

Taken predominantly from: Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought, ed. Beverly Guy-Sheftall.
The texts will be provided online or in class.

Association in the course directory

VM-7

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:43