WS 444A (H01) - Honors/Race Matters

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2018 - Full Term (08/27/2018 - 12/10/2018)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16735
Class examines race categories in the United States and how these historically changing categories shape our diverse realities across racial, ethnic, gendered, classed, and national identities. Students examine race as a category of difference and explore the multiple ways that individuals claim racial identities. Specific attention focuses on how diverse women have made history in their own lives and in the lives of others by resisting the interlocking systems of oppression.
Section Comments: Additional Information: Money Moves: Black Women and Popular Culture. Non-honors students interested in this course please email:
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Inquiry (Discovery), Historical Perspectives(Disc), Honors course
Instructors: Aria Halliday

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/27/2018 12/10/2018 TR 9:40am - 11:00am MORR 204
Additional Course Details: 

This course, "Money Moves: Black Women and Popular Culture" will expose students to leading discussions on/about the experiences of Black women in the U.S. and English-speaking Caribbean. Students will engage in a "cypher"--a lyrical and musical exploration of topics each week--where they will have a reading and soundtrack for the week! As a class, we will explore some of the following topics:




Respectability & Ratchet






Nicki Minaj & Cardi B

Janelle Monae & “Alternative” Black Women

In Search of Black Girls

Memes & Misogynoir