WGSS 119
Asian American Femininities Spring 2019
Division II Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
Cross-listed COMP 119 / WGSS 119
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This tutorial will introduce students to the intersections of feminist studies and Asian American studies by reading Asian and Asian American literature (read in English) that centers female-identified characters. This course will consider the historical and persistent structures of patriarchy, heterosexism, nationalism, imperialism, war, and globalization through the framework of gender and sexuality studies. Students will read short excerpts of feminist theoretical works, selected with the idea of making scholarly texts more approachable to first- and second-year students. No previous experience with feminist theory or Asian American studies is presumed or required.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 8
Class#: 3442
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly papers or peer responses
Extra Info: not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-year students
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under WGSS; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under COMP DPE: The course studies and historicizes the social, cultural, and political forces that shape gender, race, sexuality, and migration for Asian/American womxn. WI: A primary goal of this tutorial is for students to develop a regular writing practice of literary analysis.
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
COMP 119 Division I WGSS 119 Division II
Attributes: WGSS Racial Sexual + Cultural Diversity Courses

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