- Schedule of Classes - July 8, 2020 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - July 8, 2020 7:14PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.
This course studies the life experiences and political struggles of black women who have attained political leadership. It will study their rise to political power through an examination of the autobiographies of women from the Caribbean, the U.S., Africa and Brazil. Political figures such as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Shirley Chisholm, Benedita da Silva will serve as some of the primary sources of analysis and discussion. Students will have the opportunity to select and follow a political leader and her challenges closely. The first half of the course will examine some of the general literature on the subject; the second half will study the women in their own words. We will attempt to have some available local political leaders visit the class.
When Offered Fall.
Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS, GLC-AS)
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