2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CWGST 5019 Feminist Theory

The course examines women's lives and relationships from both structural and personal perspectives. Feminist theory honors experience as a way of knowing. We consider the interplay of race, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and other elements of cultural identity and power in the experience of women, in all its variety. We examine both oppression and the positive responses women have developed to empower themselves. Students explore personal and systematic relationship between and across cultural groups. Student projects synthesize academic and social action components.