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Women's & Gender Studies (WGS)
315 Hendricks, 541-346-5529
College of Arts and Sciences
Course Data
  WGS 321   Fem Pers: Id/Race/Cul >2 >AC 4.00 cr.
Examines intersections of race and ethnicity, class, sexuality, and gender in the history and lives of United States women of color. Explores definitions of community, culture, and identity.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Martinez EE-mailHomepage
Office Hours: 1200 - 1330 W  
  1400 - 1600 M Spring '22: M 2-4pm/W 12-1:30p (Via Calendly)
See CRN for CommentsPrereqs/Comments: Prereq: one course WGS or ES 101.
Course Materials
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  36030 1 80 1000-1120 mw 242 GER Martinez E !

Final Exam:

1015-1215 r 6/11 242 GER
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
March 29:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
April 5:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
April 5:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded)
April 6:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 6:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 8:   Add this course
April 8:   Last day to change to or from audit
April 12:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
April 19:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
April 26:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
May 17:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
May 17:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
This course examines the ways in which race, class, gender, and sexuality intersect to form systems of inequality, formations of identity, and sites for political agency. Multi-racial interdisciplinary feminist perspectives have interrogated the politics within feminist discussions to re-center intersecting identities to better understand the histories, experiences, and the contemporary politics of women of color. This challenge to both the academy and institutional systems has called for a complication of monolithic assumptions within the "study of women." The readings emphasize theoretical dialogues confronting the complexities of inclusion/exclusion in feminism, first/third world constructions, and difference within difference that further complicate our assumptions of identity, community, and culture. Such frameworks through the course include, but are not limited to; indigenous feminisms, critical race theory, borderlands, and globalization. Through film and literary narratives students will have the opportunity to critically analyze the social positions, representations, and political projects centering the lives and experiences of women of color.
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