WSS 282Z (8666) /ENG 240Z (9488)
Time: 2:45-4:05 pm
Location: Humanities 124
Instructor: Janell Hobson
Office: Social Science 344
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 pm; Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 pm; Thursdays: 4:15-5:35 pm; and by appointment.
Email: [email protected]
This interdisciplinary course will explore a variety of narratives (fiction, non-fiction, drama, film, art, performance, music, websites, etc.) that advance feminist perspectives while also situating such views through an examination of racial politics. This course will address issues of diversity and marginalization, while challenging dominant and/or mainstream narratives that have served to silence others in the past and in the present. Narratives will represent a cross-range of cultures, nationalities, and ethnicities. Finally, in this writing intensive course, we will engage in select writing projects – writing for a public blog, writing for publication, and writing for multimedia.
For more information, please visit the website: www.albany.edu/ws
Course Goals and Learning Outcomes:
This course will parallel these departmental goals and objectives in that students will:
This course is also cross-listed with the English department. The English section of this course fulfills the General Education U.S. Diversity and Pluralism requirement; we will focus primarily on contemporary experiences in the United States, even as we explore historical developments of our contemporary moment and also venture beyond U.S. borders. Courses fulfilling this requirement offer students perspectives on the diversity and pluralism of U.S. society with respect to one or more of the following: age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation. Given that categories of diversity and pluralism intersect, approved courses will, wherever possible, deal with more than one category.
Approved courses provide students with substantial knowledge of diversity and pluralism as expressed through social, political, ideological, aesthetic, or other aspects of human endeavor. Drawing on the experience of specific groups, courses explore the theories, dynamics, mechanisms, and results of diversity and pluralism, including the sources and manifestations of controversies and conflicts.
General Education Written Discourse Requirement: