WOMENSTD 253 - Special Topics
Section: 001 The Psychology of Activism: Gender and Engagement
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of seven credits of WOMENSTD 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation.
Waitlist Capacity:
May be repeated for a maximum of 7 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This seminar draws upon readings in psychology, women’s studies, political science and sociology, as well as case studies from the Global Feminisms Archive, and other sources, to explore social/political activism and political engagement in the U.S. context. The emphasis will be on the social and psychological processes underlying activism, with careful consideration of social context (e.g., history, social and cultural location). We will play particular attention to role that gender, race and sexuality play in shaping people’s engagement in social action. We will look at social action in a broadly defined way, including political/civic engagement (such as voting, serving on public commission and boards, and volunteering/ community service and more traditional involvement in movements for social change). Class will consist of a mixture of lectures and discussion, with an emphasis on student participation and reflection. Students will be encouraged to think about their own experiences and opinions in the framework of social science and feminist theories of activism.

WOMENSTD 253 - Special Topics
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