BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNWS-208 - Women's Activism - 3.00 Credits

FNWS-208 - Women's Activism - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is a cross-cultural study, from a multidisciplinary perspective regarding the history and philosophy of the women's activism on a global scale. It offers an introduction to the lives and achievements of women in a range of cultural milieu whose theorizing and activism has changed the position of women in those societies and thus our own. It will cover a wide range of issues related to the lives of the women and cultures featured. The course will cover the conditions and circumstances affecting the lives of women in various historical and social contexts. It will include discussion of issues such as female bonding, leadership, and women's goals and strategies to achieving them within local, national, and global contexts. Students are recommended to take FNWS 100 prior to enrolling in this course.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, or English 12 and/or English 12 First Peoples or permission of instructor. Recommended prerequisite FNWS 100.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Related Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

  • demonstrate how acts of resistance by women across cultures can be viewed as common themes of domination and oppression;

  • demonstrate an understanding of basic factors affecting the lives and interactions between women from the "Third" and "First" Worlds;

  • analyze information to demonstrate an understanding of conditions which caused women to resist and rebel;

  • undertake directed research; and

  • demonstrate an understanding to work effectively and collaboratively in a group setting.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Delamotte, R. & N., J. O'Barr. (Eds.) (current edition). Women Imagine Change: A Global Anthology of Women's Resistance from 600 BC to Present. New York: Routledge.
  • Harjo, J. & G. Bird. (current edition). Re-Inventing the Enemy's Language, Contemporary Native Women's Writings of North America. New York: W.W. Norton & Company
  • Other Resources: Additional material, as identified by instructor may be used and/or drawn from the program bibliography.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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