HTY 398 (003) Historical Issues: Re-reading the Second Wave

Instructor: Mary L. Hough

Days/Time: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00-9:50 a.m.

Course Number: 31529

Location: Stevens Hall 370

Course Description:

The so-called “second wave” feminism–also known as Women’s Liberation– that began in the late 1960s in the United States was an autonomous, grass-roots movement that pioneered much of what we think of as feminism today. This class will focus on primary sources to examine the second wave’s theory, practice, politics, and cultural production. We will address such questions as: What was distinctive about it? What has it contributed to today’s feminist thought and activism? And how do current feminists–Chicana, queer, women of color–critique it now?

Prerequisites: First year students must ask permission.

General Education Requirements: This course does not satisfy any general education requirements.