WOMENSTD 150 - Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender
Section: 001 20th Century Writing by Women of color
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this first-year seminar, we will examine writings by women of color in the 20th Century up to the present. This includes, but is not limited to, poetry, fiction, oral histories, and essays by and about Asian American, African American, Native American, and Latinx women. This diverse range of writings will help us analyze how race, gender, class, and sexuality help shape our conceptions of American identity. For more than a century, women of color have refused to remain silent observers of history and have redefined their social and political positions in American society. We will explore the cultural, linguistic, and familial traditions that have informed their respective approaches to racism, feminism, education, and oppression.

Course Requirements:

Assignments may include weekly readings, one exam, and a term project. Regular attendance and participation is required.

WOMENSTD 150 - Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
6Enrollment Management
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
2Enrollment Management
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 0062206311
Love medicine : [a novel], Author: Erdrich, Louise, 1954-, Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics 2013
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1849352100
Octavia's brood : science fiction stories from social justice movements
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780941423991
Parable of the sower : a novel, Author: Butler, Octavia., Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows Publishers 1999
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0813529530
Seventeen syllables and other stories, Author: Yamamoto, Hisaye., Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2010
ISBN: 1438454384
This bridge called my back writings by radical women of color, Publisher: SUNY Press 2015
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