Afro-American Studies | Black Women in the Diaspora
A210 | 0282 | Audrey McCluskey


This course is an interdisciplinary examination of black women's
history, identity, and experience-- including the interaction of
race, gender, and class factors in both historical and contemporary
settings. The primary focus is North America, with other  geo-
cultural settings in the African Diaspora  also represented. Much of
the first part of the course is grounded in an historical discussion
of the roles and forces that helped to shape black women as social
and cultural beings. The course also examines important contemporary
issues and challenges that confront black women and their families.