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Nicole L. Robert Hoyt
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 theoretical perspectives in Women Studies and American Ethnic Studies on intersectionality. It will discuss the intersection of race, class, and gender in the lives of women of color in the United States and in relationship to the transnational context. Topics include racism, classism, sexism, activism, and inter-racial dynamics between women of color groups. More specifically, we will examine the impact these issues have on us, our society, and the ways we can address and engage with them. Prerequisite: GWSS 200. Offered: jointly with AES 322.

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Prerequisite: GWSS 200. Offered: jointly with AES 322.

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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 Nicole L. Robert Hoyt
Date: 03/14/2013