ENGLISH 315 - Women and Literature
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Feminist Activism
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
See additional student enrollment and course instructor information to guide you in your decision making.

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Description

This class will examine a broad range of feminist rhetorical activism in the 20th and 21st century. In addition to organized social movements such as suffrage and civil rights, we’ll also consider less-formal channels, such as music, writing, and digital activism, through which women have engaged the public sphere to challenge sexism, racism, environmental injustice, and more. Women rhetors, especially women of color, have often had to challenge prevailing rhetorical conventions in order to make their voices heard, and throughout we will pay close attention to how women have used language to effect social change. In doing so, we’ll seek to get beyond simple narratives of adversity and triumph to better understand women in their rich historical and contemporary contexts.

Major Requirement: Identity/Difference

 

Course Requirements:

Readings of primary sources and scholarly articles; class participation; weekly writing in response to readings; final, scaffolded, research project of 3,000-5,000 words (no exams). All readings may be downloaded via Canvas; no purchases required.

Intended Audience:

This class welcomes students from any academic major and requires no prerequisite study. 

Class Format:

Hybrid

Schedule

ENGLISH 315 - Women and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
18875
Closed
0
 
4
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
  Hybrid
32826
Closed
0
 
16
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM

Textbooks/Other Materials

The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for ENGLISH 315.002

View/Buy Textbooks

Syllabi

Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for ENGLISH 315 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi

CourseProfile (Atlas)

The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)