Feb 23, 2024
AAS 3450 - The Black Woman
This course investigates representations of black women throughout U.S. history. Students pays particular attention to the ways in which black womanhood is historically characterized through the paradigms of race, gender and social class. Students explore how selected scholars render black women in ways that re-envision, perpetuate, contest, and/or subvert stereotypical images of black women.
Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to identify key women in the African American experience
- Students will be able to critically discuss issues most salient to Black women
- Students will be able to critically write about how race, class and gender intersect and impact the life chances of African American women
- Students will be able to identify, critically discuss and write about theories related to African American Women¿s experiences
- Students will be able to analyze and synthesize primary and secondary sources that document the lives of African American women
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