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GWS 405. Women of Color in the U.S. (same as ETHS 405)

Credits: 3
Department: Women's Studies
Description: Examination of historical and contemporary issues facing American Indian, African American, Asian American, Latina, and immigrant women living primarily in the United States. The impact of race, gender, class, and other social inequalities on the lives of women of color will be discussed.
Prerequisites: One of GWS 201, ETHS 201, ETHS 205, ETHS 210, ETHS 215 or ETHS 220.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify historical and contemporary issues surrounding Women of Color living primarily in the United States.
2. Apply feminist theories and concepts to explain factors that shape and reshape the experiences of Women of Color in the U.S.
3. Examine the impact of the political, economic, and cultural construction of +Otherness+ on the lives of Women of Color in the U.S. from a feminist perspective.
4. Analyze the lives of Women of Color at the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality etc. against the backdrop of colonialism, slavery, and present day globalization.
5. Reflect on how their own social locations and cultural values impact the ways in which they understand and engage in issues about Women of Color.

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