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Julie Shayne
B CUSP 115
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core II: Individuals and Society

Addresses an important social issue through an interdisciplinary perspective, continues to build creative and critical skills, and focuses on the relationship between the individual and society. Offered: W.

Class description

"Women Rock the World" -- In this course we will learn about some of the many political and cultural projects of Latin American and African women. We will investigate a variety of different types of social movements organized by women including, revolutionary, human rights, labor, indigenous rights, and feminist. We will also explore how political movements and women’s participation in them continually reshape Latin American and African politics and cultures. We will focus on cases from the late-twentieth century through the present.

Student learning goals

Students should be capable writers.

Students should be able to articulate difficult ideas verbally.

Students should have a general sense of the political and economic conditions for women in Latin America and Africa.

Students should understand how women organize collectively to challenge and remake policies which affect everything from their families to their economic livelihood.

Students should be energized to continue their inquiries beyond the classroom and into the "real world."

General method of instruction

The course will be a mix of lecture and class discussion. We will use a variety of different types of text including: Films, fiction, social science, history, and testimonies.

Recommended preparation

None required however you may contact me in advance for a syllabus

Class assignments and grading

This is a writing intensive course; there will be no in-class exams

Grades will be based on sound analysis, mastery of content, clear writing, informed class participation, and attention to detail.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Julie Shayne
Date: 11/13/2010