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Black Women and Religion in the United States

This course is an exploration of the spiritual lives of African American women. We will hear black women’s voices in history and in literature, in film, performance and music, and within diverse periods and contexts, as reflecting their multidimensional religious … Continue reading

Black Womens Narratives From Slavery to the Harlem Renaissance

This course, heavily dependent upon Hazel Carby’s Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist (Oxford, 1987), is intended to explore the parameters of the literature produced by Black women in the Americas between slavery and the Harlem Renaissance. … Continue reading

Contemporary Issues Among Chicanas

Contemporary Issues Among Chicanas: This course will examine the contemporary conditions of Chicanas in the United States. The first half of the course will focus mostly on theoretical issues relating to feminism; while the second half will focus mostly on … Continue reading

Contested Masculinities

Among the many social phenomena that we tend to take for granted, masculinity occupies an important, fascinating and disturbing place. We have definite images of what men are like – both positive and negative – and these images seem to … Continue reading

Diversity, Oppression, & Social Justice

This course focuses on issues of diversity, oppression and social justice. It is designed to prepare social work students to be knowledgeable of people’s biases based on race, ethnicity, culture, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, social and economic status, political … Continue reading

Feminist Psychology of Women

Feminist Psychology of Women: You are not expected to be a feminist or to espouse a feminist political perspective and my goal will not be to “convert” you to feminism. However, it is difficult to possess a solid grasp of … Continue reading

Gender & Sexuality

Gender and Sexuality: The course focuses on gender and sexuality in Asian America. Issues covered include: history, community politics, transgender issues, political activism, HIV/AIDS and health issues, coming out, relationships and family, transnational perspectives, and cultural politics. The course is … Continue reading

Gender and Domination

Why do people fight for their own servitude as if it were their own deliverance? This is a question that has been at the heart of philosophy for a long time under the heading of voluntary servitude, ideology, or more … Continue reading

Gender, Race, Science & Technology

What can we learn about science and technology—and what can we do with that knowledge? Who are “we” in these questions?—whose knowledge and expertise gets made into public policy, new medicines, topics of cultural and political discourse, science education, and … Continue reading

Geography & Social Justice

The main objectives of this class are to provide an introduction to geographical aspects of social justice and to examine how these issues play out at a number of interconnected geographic scales (local, regional, state and international). Geographical study is … Continue reading

History of Manhood in America, 1750 to 1940

This course is designed to allow students to explore the meanings of manhood and the various constructions of masculine identity in America between the late-18th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The negative images (opposites) against which manhood … Continue reading

Introduction to Women’s Studies

Introduction to Women’s Studies: This course is designed for people with no background, but strong interest, in Women’s Studies as a field of academic study. It is feminist in philosophy and devoted to the still-radical principle that women’s diverse experiences … Continue reading

Issues in Women’s International Human Rights and International Violence Against Women

International violence against women happens in different contexts and cultures world-wide, and second; that the international study of these problems reveals the complicity and systematic toleration of violence against women by governments all over the world. International collaboration on addressing … Continue reading

Native Lives Matter

Mah-Hi-Vist Goodblanket, Christina Tahhahwah, John T. Williams, Nicholas “Sul” Concha, Corey Kanosh, Benjamin Whiteshield, Christopher J. Capps, Sarah Lee Circle Bear, Loreal Juana Barnell Tsingine, and Paul Castaway are just some of the Native Americans who have recently been killed … Continue reading