WGS 698 - Special Seminar
Fall 2023, Section 003 - Black Women's History: Classics and New Directions
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
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Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing, and one graduate course in WGS (WOMENSTD).
May be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
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This graduate seminar surveys the foundational texts as well as recent monographs in the field of black women’s history and inquires what the field has offered us epistemologically, methodologically, and theoretically over the past 40 years. The course will chart the approaches, sources, themes, and debates that have been critical to the formation and expansion of the field. Although the course focuses on African American women’s history, we will also explore scholarship across the African Diaspora as well as interdisciplinary approaches to black women’s history. Prominent themes will include political activism, community building, black feminism, work, pleasure, the archive, reproduction, and family.


WGS 698 - Special Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
8Graduate Standing
F 11:00AM - 2:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
002 (SEM)
 In Person
1Graduate Standing
Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
003 (SEM)
 In Person
2Graduate Standing
W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23

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