WMST 300: Current Issues in Women and Gender Studies

WMST 300-DL1: Voices of Black Women
(Fall 2021)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR


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Section Information for Fall 2021

This course is a contemporary examination of how and why Black women use their voices in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The course is a literary exposition of Black women writers centered on honoring the works of Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison. Themes of agency, power, loss, violence, silence and independence will be extensively examined while constructions of family, race and society will be challenged. This course will use the semester to highlight the politics of voice and its role in contemporary society. The course is a reflection on how Black women writers retain, recover and regain their voices.

WMST 300: DL1 is a distance learning section. Students will be required to meet synchronously during scheduled meeting times.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-6

Study of selected topics central to contemporary women and gender studies. Topics vary but include subjects such as women and violence, women and international development, women's myth and ritual, LGBTQ topics, the history and politics of sexuality, psychoanalysis, and religion. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: WMST 200 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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