AbstractThe term "intersectionality" was developed by women of color organizations in the 1960s and 1970s and was included in articles written by black feminist scholars Kimberlé Crenshaw and Patricia Hill Collins in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Women of color further expanded the theory and application of intersectionality throughout the 90s. The concept of...
- Subject Area(s):
- Race, Class and Gender
- Resource Type(s):
- Assignment, Class Activity, Essay
- Class Level(s):
- College 200
- Class Size(s):
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Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will explain how various social identities intersect. Specifically, students are challenged to move beyond thinking that identities are additive and instead consider how identities are exponential pieces of our identity and lived experience.
- Students will analyze their own social identities, describe how their various privileges and disadvantages intersect, and identify how past, present, and future situations are shaped by their intersecting identities.
- Students convey understanding of intersectionality during in class discussion of various real-life scenarios.
- In addition to class discussion, students will answer outlined questions in a reflective essay. In this essay, students will be required to reference specific class readings, which provide more insight regarding intersectionality and their experiences.