University of Utah, Spring 2019. ETHNC 5730-001/ GNDR 5960-005
Chicana Feminisms emerged out of struggle against heteropatriarchy within the movimientos of the 1960s. Chicana Feminist Theory grapples with the multiplicity of Chicana Feminist works that emerged since the 1960s in the United States. Centralizing ethnic studies methodologies, the course grapples with a range of modalities through which a Chicana feminist praxis has emerged. Through a range of subthemes, this course will come to conceptualize chicana feminisms: heteropatriarchy, historical imagination, consciousness, literary, art, performance, music, queer, violence, education, labor, abilities, wellness, and migration. This course will move from conceiving Chicana feminist histories towards grappling with a Chicana feminist future.
This course encourages students to discover a range of ethnic studies modalities through intensive reading, critical thinking, discussion, and writing. The learning objectives of Chicana Feminist Theory are the following:
- Students will analyze and evaluate major approaches to race and ethnicity.
- Students will debate, differentiate, and critique theories, concepts, and approaches to develop analytical depth and engage them and their intersections in new and more complex dimensions.
- Students will analyze, synthesize, critique, and use relevant sources
- Students will recognize how structural relations of power enables and constrains individual and collective opportunities and perspectives, and will apply this understanding to transformative praxis.
Below, are the final projects for Chicana Feminist Theory – Students were invited to create podcasts for their final project.