Fall 2019 - GSWS 102 C100
Feminist Action (3)
Class Number: 4264
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 4, 2019
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
An historical and comparative survey of feminisms and feminist activism in Western European, North American, and Global communities. Students who have completed WS 102 may not take GSWS 102 for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.
This course will examine some historical and contemporary instances of feminist consciousness and feminist resistance in Western and Global contexts. Topics that will be covered include definitions of feminisms, theories of the origins of patriarchy, women's place and feminine resistance in major religions, women's struggle for formal education, the quest for equal rights, suffrage movements, and the intersection of gender with other oppressions. The emphasis throughout the course will be on developing conceptions of feminisms that are inclusive of women's resistance in many different contexts.
- Online discussions 25%
- Group Glossary Assignment 15%
- Assignments 30%
- Final exam 30%
Global Feminism: Transnational Womens's Activism, Organizing, and Human Rights (2006), Feree & Tripp.
In Their Time: A History of Feminism in Western Society (2001), LeGates.
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