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AASD 121 - Introduction to Black Women’s Studies

3 Credit(s). 3 Billable Hours

Provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the status, achievements, and experiences of Black women in society; analyzes past and current theories of gender, race, ethnicity, class, power, and equity; critically examines Black women’s experiences in social institutions such as the arts, education, the labor force, law, economics, politics, marriage and family life, religion, media and creative production; takes a global approach; examines the complex experience of being a Black woman and addresses such topics as identity, feminism, Black feminism, womanism, cross-ethnic sisterhood, social mobility, and activism from a socio-historical perspective. This course is an examination and comparative analysis of Black women in the African Diaspora with particular emphasis on their struggles for rights as Blacks and as women, and their contribution to the development of their respective societies. Same as WMST 121. Earn credit for one only. 3

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