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Ana I Rosal

Associate FacultyMPA,

Director, Lecturer in the Div. of Diversity & Community Engagement



WGS 301 • Third-Wave Feminism/Ut Commun

47792 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM GEA 127

Third Wave Feminism and the UT Campus

Instructor:  Ana Ixchel Rosal
WGS 301
Unique No: 47792

Gearing, Room 127
T, Th 3:30-5

The history of the women's movement in the US is often described as a series of “waves:”  the first wave gave us the vote, the second wave is the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1970s and its aftermath, and the Third Wave is today’s feminism.  The purpose of this class is to explore the tenets of Third Wave Feminism and engage the greater campus community in dialogue about the issues affecting women today. Students will analyze writings from the Third Wave movement through discussion and reflection papers. Students will also collaborate to design and implement a community engagement project with the goal of positive change on the UT campus.  Community engagement projects may take any of a number of forms (for example, teach-ins, radio shows, education campaigns, etc.) and will address themes inspired by our reading (for example, reproductive rights, women and body image, violence against women, or others).
Possible Text/Readings:
Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism
Rebecca Walker (editor), To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism
Vivien Labaton and Dawn Martin (editors),  The Fire This Time: Young Activists and the New Feminism
Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future.
Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman (editors), Colonize This:  Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism
25% of grade is based on class discussion
25% of grade is based on reading discussion questions
10 % of grade is based class presentation
30% of grade is based on campus action/project
10% of grade is based on final paper

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