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ETHS 166
Women of Color in Social Movements
Spring

This course examines the economic, political, social, cultural, religious, and sexual dynamics of African American women's history. We focus on women's lives in West Africa and slavery, Jim Crow segregation, the great migration, Harlem Renaissance, the civil rights era, black nationalism, black women in electoral politics, and black feminism. Three themes are explored: the nature of diaspora and the extent of West African sociocultural retentions; the intersections of race, class, and gender; and African American women's resistance, spirituality, and collective struggles for social change.
Offered every other year beginning 2019-20.

Course Credit:
3-4

Instructor(s):
Julia C. Oparah

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: ETHS 157

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Human Institutions & Behavior, Multicultural Perspectives, Women and Gender, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Community Engagement, Critical Analysis, Race, Gender & Power

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Last Updated: 6/23/17