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Women's Studies (WMNST)

WMNST 101 (GH;US) (AF AM 101) The African American Woman (3) The sociological, historical and political experiences of African American women, their roles and contributions to society.

WMNST (AAA S) 101 African American Women (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

The African American Woman is a survey course that examines how historic mileu has shaped the African American woman's experiences. The sociological, historical, and political experiences of African American women, their roles and contributions to society are covered in the course. This course is designed to cover the cultural, political, and economic experiences of African American women such as Sojourner Truth and Ida B. Wells to bell hooks. It also examines issues and experiences from the plantation to contemporary times. Students will be required to do written assignments, collaboration on group projects and will be engaged in discussion. The course is designed to encourage students to develop the capacity to pursue research for a paper and for oral reports. The course will require each student to conduct research for a group project and written and oral reports on the class reading assignments. These requirements will enhance the student's public speaking skills.

General Education: GH
Diversity: US
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Spring 2013

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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