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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
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GWS 395-02 - Advanced Special Topic: Black Feminist Thought

4 credits (Spring)
This course is a study of the major contributions of Black feminist thinkers to social justice movements and to the field of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies in the United States. In addition to reading foundational texts in Black Women’s Studies by authors such as Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Angela Y. Davis, and Patricia Hill Collins, class participants will consider more recent work by Black feminist thinkers, such as Marquis Bey, Brittney Cooper, Jennfer Nash, and Feminista Jones. Exploration of the work of visionary writers such as Octavia Butler, Toni Morrison, and Jessica Care Moore, will help students to understand the numerous ways that this important intellectual tradition has contributed to the project of creating a more just and equitable society. 

Prerequisite: GWS 111  and GWS 249 .
Instructor: Johnson