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Katrina C Kohlsdorf
GWSS 300
Seattle Campus

Gender, Race, and Class in Social Stratification

The intersection of race, class, and gender in the lives of women of color in the United States from historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics include racism, classism, sexism, activism, sexuality, and inter-racial dynamics between women of color groups. Prerequisite: GWSS 200. Offered: jointly with AES 322.

Class description

This course will interrogate structural and systemic modes of oppression through feminist, womanist, and queer lenses. Institutions such as the family, education, the legal system, and the military will be some of our objects of inquiry.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

This course will be part lecture, part discussion. Students should come to class prepared to share ideas about the material provided in texts and media, and to work together to critically analyze systems and modes of interlinking oppressions.

Recommended preparation

Although it states it above, GWSS 200 is not a prerequisite for this Evening Degree course.

Class assignments and grading

This course will primarily be graded through participation and involvement with course materials, written assignments, and group projects.


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 Katrina C Kohlsdorf
Date: 11/30/2013