Summer 2019 - GSWS 398W C100
Feminist Currents (4)
Class Number: 3566
Delivery Method: Distance Education
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Prerequisites:30 units including three units in GSWS or WS or GDST.
Explores recent debates and future directions of feminist thought and introduces students to different models of feminist writing. The writing-intensive component of the course trains students to develop analytical, writing, and research skills through a variety of writing activities and assignments. Equivalent Courses: WS398 Writing.
This course examines major ideas in post-third wave feminist writing while exploring various forms of critical and creative expression. We will focus on the following themes: third wave and postfeminist debates; activism and creativity; men, masculinity and feminism; gender variance and trans issues; critical thinking in the classroom. The writing intensive component of the course helps students develop analytical, writing, and research skills through a variety of writing assignments including blogging, exploratory writing, a group ’zine project, and a sequence of short assignments that build up to a final writing project. We will also use writing as a vehicle for reading comprehension, ideas generation, creative expression, and group communication. Students are encouraged to contribute actively to the learning environment with ideas from their own experience, practices, and visions of feminism.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
· To gain a comprehensive understanding of post-third wave feminist debates
· To become conversant with different critical and creative conventions in contemporary feminist writing
· To develop skills to articulate advanced critical ideas on gender and sexuality through a variety of writing and research practices
· To develop the habit of using writing as a vehicle for learning, communication, and expression
· To experience working in groups while cultivating awareness of the collaboration process
- Learning Activities 20%
- Short Assignment 1 10%
- Short Assignment 2 20%
- Short Assignment 3 10%
- Final Paper 30%
- Group E-Zine Project 10%
Gender Outlaw: The Next Generation (2010), Bornstein & Bergman
This book is out of print and unavailable through the Bookstore. You can buy it online at Amazon, Chapters Indigo or Kindle. The Course Supervisor will place a copy in the Library Course Reserve.
Men & Feminism (2009), Tarrant
Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism (2009), Piepmeier
Postfeminism: Cultural Texts & Theories (2009), Genz & Brabon
Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom (2009), Hooks
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