2023-2024 Catalog

CTSJ 160 Introduction to Feminist Studies

This course introduces students to contemporary feminist thought and histories of feminist activism. Students will learn about the intersectionality of race, gender, class, sexuality, and nation in a variety of feminist scholarship, and will examine key issues in feminist theory, such as: the debates between Western feminism and women of color feminism, transnational feminism, queer theory, the social construction of sex and gender, reproductive justice, gender-based violence, and the political economy of gender. This course will center on the strong link between feminist theory, social justice, and activism, and will explore how these can be mutually informing projects that can effect social change.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Global Connections