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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

What is feminism?

Feminism is a movement, a philosophical perspective, and a driver of social change. It has various goals and constituencies, and it continues to be adapted in response to new conditions. In this module, you will be introduced to Dr. Aptheker's working definition of feminism, which she has cultivated and refined over her prolific career. You will also have an opportunity to discuss the meaning and purpose of feminism with your fellow learners.

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2 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Bettina’s working definition of feminism10m
1 practice exercise
Defining Feminism15m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Salt of the Earth

In 1951, zinc miners in southwestern New Mexico went on strike in response to the Empire Zinc Company's discriminatory treatment of Mexican-American workers and their families. After the miners were prevented from protesting by a court order, their wives maintained the picket line. In this module, you will learn about the causes, conditions, and outcomes of the strike. You will also hear the story of the controversial 1954 feature film (called "Salt of the Earth") that documented the struggle of its key figures. The entire film is available in the module.

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2 videos (Total 152 min), 1 quiz
1 practice exercise
Salt of the Earth15m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Free Angela!

In 1970, FBI agents arrested the feminist scholar and activist Angela Davis for her alleged connection to the Soledad Brothers, inmates of Soledad Prison in central California who were accused of killing a guard. At the time of the arrest, President Richard Nixon referred to Davis as a "terrorist." In this module, you will hear Dr. Aptheker's personal experience of Davis' arrest and trial, and you will learn about the extraordinary movement that grew in support of Davis.

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1 video (Total 66 min), 1 quiz
1 video
1 practice exercise
Free Angela!15m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

The #metoo Movement

The hashtag "metoo" appeared on social media in 2017 in response to a number of high-profile sexual assault allegations in the entertainment industry. It quickly spread to other societal domains and continues to spur discussion and action around the world. In this module, you will learn about the causes and outcomes of the #metoo movement, and its contribution to feminism and social justice. You will also have an opportunity to discuss recent changes resulting from the #metoo movement with your fellow learners.

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1 video (Total 58 min), 1 quiz
1 video
1 practice exercise
#metoo15m
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Top reviews from Feminism and Social Justice

By MBMay 25th 2019

Although short, it gives insight in historical cases that should be remembered. Thus motivating you to do farther research and thinking.

By KCApr 16th 2019

Amazing course for having a better sense of the complexity of the feminsit movement, and to learn about interesting cases.

Instructor

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Bettina Aptheker

Distinguished Professor
Feminist Studies Department

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