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Nina Young Kim
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 is an introductory course that will familiarize students with major intersectional theoretical perspectives in Women Studies and American Ethnic Studies. This course will examine and discuss issues that arise from the intersection of race, class, and gender in the United States (and in relationship to the transnational context). We discuss these issues from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics include racism, classism, sexism, activism, and inter-racial dynamics. More specifically, we will examine what kind of impact these issues have on us, our society, and what kinds of ways that we can address and engage with them. This class is a space for you to delve in to the substance of the lectures, readings and films. You will be expected to come prepared with thoughts and comments about readings and themes of the course that demonstrate critical engagement with the material.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture Large group discussions Small group discussions Films/movies Activities

Recommended preparation

GWSS 200 or any equivalent introductory course in AES helps with understanding this course content. (There is no prereq for this class)

Class assignments and grading


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 Nina Young Kim
Date: 03/14/2013