EGST 0201 - Critical Theories in Ethnic and Gender Studies

Credits: 3

Introduces the complex and interlocking theoretical methodologies that have emerged from the development of Ethnic and Gender Studies over the past thirty years. Engages students in a dialogue about social facts, theory-building, social change and prediction, key concepts for later research methods coursework. Examines a wide variety of models for human social and political action as well as a series of modern and postmodern models with emphasis on interdisciplinary and radical theories. Students will explore methodologies developed and used in feminist theory, critical race theory and postcolonial/postmodern theory as well as more content based analysis and practice from a number of different perspectives. Case studies of social justice movements, organizing practice and experiences in Western and non-Western cultures will be a key component.

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