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Nina Young Kim
AES 322
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 GWSS 300.

Class description

This course will examine and discuss issues that arise from the intersections of race, class, and gender among the lives of women of color in the United States. We will discuss these issues from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics include racism, classism, sexism, activism, heterosexism, and inter-racial dynamics between women of color. More specifically, we will examine the kinds of impact these issues have on us, our society, and the ways that we can address and engage them.

Student learning goals

Students will understand and be able to demonstrate how to critically analyze scholarly literature from various perspectives.

Students will be able to draw from various academic disciplines to enrich their learning.

Students will be able to draw on various methods in analyzing social justice issues.

General method of instruction

Lecture, Group discussion(s), and Readings

Recommended preparation

Prerequisite: WOMEN 200

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: 10/04/2010