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AFAM 470/570 African-American Feminist Thought

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and 3 hours in African-American history or African-American literature. (Offered as needed/3 credits) 

An examination of African-American feminist scholarship in the 19th and 20th centuries, as African-American women grappled with the issues of gender, race and class. Focus on African-American women’s perspectives and diverse experiences within the context of changing political, economic and social structures. Primary and secondary writings by African- American feminists in various disciplines will be used to understand the issues, agendas, contending philosophies, organizational strategies and alliances proposed.