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AAAS 560 Race, Gender and Empire

AAAS 560.  Race, Gender and Empire.  3 Credits.   NW   

This course considers how colonialism has shaped race and gender, historically and today. It explores how Europeans justified colonial rule through sexist beliefs about Native peoples and how sexual exploitation was built into colonial occupation. Film, literature, and political essays help us examine the lasting legacies of these ideas and resistance against them - a field known as postcolonial studies. We use this lens to trace historical attitudes about the white man's burden into contemporary issues in international politics, asking how human rights programs and military intervention maintain global inequality and produce new kinds of empires. (Same as WGSS 560.) Prerequisite: Any WGSS or AAAS course, or permission of the instructor.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in African and African-American Studies

The Department of African & African-American Studies (AAAS) will provide you with a unique center for studying the relationships among and between all people of African descent. In order to fulfill the mission of the AAAS department, you will investigate the connections between US and global histories, culture, and social and economic systems.  Black Studies, or Africana Studies more broadly, is an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to studying the experiences of African people, and African-descended people across the Diaspora.  It grew most directly out of campus demands made by black students, and their allies and supporters, during the mass protest movement of the late 1960's and early 1970's. 

Minor in Latino/a Studies

...and Racial Relations or AAAS 437 Global Ethnic...conducted in Spanish) SPAN 560 Colloquium on Latin...

Minor in Human Sexuality

...History and Politics of HIV/AIDS WGSS/AAAS 560 Race, Gender and Empire WGSS 563...