May 18, 2021
AMES 103 - Intersections of Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality Credits: 5
Overview of the intersections of race, gender, class and sexuality. Students shift from thinking of these as separate demographic attributes to an understanding of how these systems of oppression reinforce each other, structure people’s experiences, shape identity formation, determine life chances and create social continuity and conflict.
Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 .
Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Develop a framework of how systems of oppression operate simultaneously in people’s lives.
- Articulate identities as socially constructed and intersectional.
- Examine the ways in which race, gender and class reproduce dominant cultural ideologies and institutional arrangements.
- Apply a culturally responsive and inclusive perspective when examining oppression.
- Dissect the way various systems of oppression and privilege operate in our own lives.
- Articulate knowledge of comparative and interdisciplinary topics related to ethnic minority groups’ narratives.
- Demonstrate skill in community organizing.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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