Introduction to Black Feminism

Course Description

This course is an interdisciplinary, multi-perspective, critical analysis, and comparative study of Black Feminism. Students will examine some key theories and ideas of Black Feminism and Black Feminist Thought, including womanist theory, the theory of intersectionality, and standpoint theory. The course will consider how Black women have challenged the intersecting effects of racism, sexism, classism, colonialism, homophobia, media exploitation, and other forms of social violence. Students will read major works, learn to engage in critical dialogue, and articulate their own positions concerning the basic ideas and principles of Black Feminism. The values, experience, and cultural contributions of Black feminist and/or Black womanist individuals in the United States will be identified, examined, and authenticated.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
37514 AFAM 25 60Z ······· TBA-TBA Julie Lewis ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-01-03 to 2022-03-25.

Footnote Information

AFAM-025.-60Z: Fully ONLINE. This class does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: . The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading
Also Listed As
(Also listed as WMST 25. Students may enroll in either department, but not both, for credit.)


See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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