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    Cornell College
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

GSS 270 - Social Justice Perspectives and Practices (1)

Intersectional and interdisciplinary exploration of feminist and other social justice perspectives and practices relevant to understanding and responding to social oppression. Course discussions focus on power, privilege, oppression, and implications for social change. Activities and assignments focus on using social justice remedies or ‘tools,’ such as individual resistance, policy, advocacy, and social action, and collective struggle to propose solutions to contemporary problems. Areas studied might include critical race theory and critical race feminism, queer theory, women of color feminisms, transnational/global feminisms, disability studies, liberation theory, postcolonial theory, feminist ‘locational’ theories. Specific topics vary by instructor. Prerequisite: GSS 171 , or EST 123 , or SOC 101 , or SOC 102  , or ANT 101 , or PSY 276 , or POL 143 .