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ENGL 344 Black Feminist Theory

ENGL 344.  Black Feminist Theory.  3 Credits.   HL H   

This course will study the critical discourse produced by black female intellectuals, writers, and activists about their race, gender, sexual, and class identities. Students will explore black women's distinct positionality through an examination of their theory as well as their praxis from the nineteenth century to the contemporary moment. By tracing the evolution of black feminist thought, the class will explore black women's initiation of and engagement with political, social, and artistic conversations in various fields of scholarly inquiry including-but not limited to-literature, history, sociology, political science, and the law. (Same as AAAS 344 and WGSS 344.) Prerequisite: WGSS 101, AAAS 104, or prior completion of one 200-level English course.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in English

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Why study English language and literature? Because reading and writing shape the world. KU's English Department is at the core of the humanities, highlighting the "human" through our individual, one-on-one interactions with our students, our emphasis on community and global engagement, and our abiding interest in our shared humanity through the stories of others. We seek to challenge the mind and to engage the imagination of our students, to teach them to ask questions and to seek for answers.  We encourage them to grapple with the complexity of a culturally and commercially interconnected world and the global networks and processes of cultural exchange. We believe that words and ideas will shape the world. We teach our students life-long skills, so that they learn to write clearly, creatively, and effectively—discovering themselves even as they lay a solid foundation for professional success.  A commitment to teaching and learning. Our department is renowned for its tradition of excellence in teaching.  The vast majority of our undergraduate classes have 20-35 students, and much of the class time is dedicated to active learning and engagement with texts and ideas. In the last ten years, faculty members in the department of English have won ten Kemper Fellowships for Excellence in Teaching, two Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships, a Career Achievement Teaching Award, and a wide variety of other university-level teaching and advising awards, and the department as a whole received the Center of Teaching Excellence (CTE) award for Department Excellence in Teaching at the University of Kansas.  A variety of career and life paths. English majors graduate to a variety of careers, including law, teaching, scholarship, publishing, library science, and journalism--as well as medicine, politics, design, and any number of other fields that value clear communication, interpretive skill, and critical and creative thinking.  Engaged and innovative scholarship. KU's English Department has several core strengths that cross tracks and periods, including Global and Cross-Cultural Approaches; Literature, Rhetoric, and Social Action; Diversity Studies; Language, Literature and Science; and Popular Expressive Forms. At the KU English Department, students work closely with nationally-renowned writers and researchers. Our faculty have won national awards that recognize excellence in research, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Newberry Library, among others. English Department faculty members have also received major research funding from the University of Kansas, including the Hall Center for the Humanities Research fellowships and Keeler Intra-University Fellowships for interdisciplinary work. Undergraduate students can work one-on-one with faculty mentors in the Honors Program, McNair Scholars Program, and Dean's Scholars Program, as well as through independent Directed Studies. 

Bachelor of Science in Education

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...3 ENGL 101 Composition ( ENGL 101 and ENGL...Classroom 3 C&T 344 Children's Literature...

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in American Studies

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...344 Case Study in American Studies: _____ 3 ENGL 325 Recent Popular Literature 3 ENGL...

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art

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...requirements Writing Requirement - ENGL and ENGL 102 , or...Before 1900: _____ HA 344/544 Manga: Histories...

Bachelor of Fine Arts in History of Art

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...Before 1900: _____ HA 344/544 Manga: Histories...Art Seminar Writing Requirement - ENGL 101 and 102...

Minor in Jewish Studies

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...Holocaust in History JWSH 344 Modern Jewish History...Genocide and Ethnocide 3 ENGL 203 Topics in...

Minor in Latino/a Studies

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...Latin American Studies: _____ ENGL 337 Introduction to...S. Latino/as: AMS 344 Case Study in...

Accelerated Master of Arts in History

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...in History 3 HIST 344 Modern Jewish History...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...