African American Women's History and Social Transformation

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M. Plastas

Course Long Title

African American Women's History and Social Transformation

Cross Listed Courses


This course examines the political, social, and cultural traditions created by Black women from slavery to the present. Students consider their transformative influence on major questions and social movements. Through novels, plays, autobiography, music, and nonfiction produced by and about Black women, students explore a range of intellectual and cultural traditions. Recommended background: one course in gender and sexuality studies and/or one course in Africana.

Modes of Inquiry

Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(Africana: Gender), (Africana: Historical Persp.), (PLTC: Identities & Interests), (PLTC: Institutional Politics)

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years