552.311 (17S) Focus on Culture: Black Women and Aging in the US

Sommersemester 2017

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Erster Termin der LV
16.03.2017 12:45 - 15:45 , V.1.02
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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Focus on Culture: Black Women and Aging in the US
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
6.0
Anmeldungen
14 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
16.03.2017
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs
Anmerkungen

Please note that you will have to prepare reading assignments for the first class session. These will be available online once registration is complete.

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

  • Comprehend central Aging studies theories and their application to the experiences of mature black women. Connect the interdisciplinary sources to the various experiences of aging women in the US.
  • Apply Gender studies, Black feminist, and Aging studies theoretical approaches to the life experiences and representational material on aging black women as well as other selected marginalized groups during the class discussions as well as in the research paper.
  • Defend critical interpretations of data in class discussions and the research paper.
  • Incorporate an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of selected primary sources. Organization of arguments into a structured, logical thesis through writing a research paper. Acquisition of additional knowledge about the chosen topic for the research paper.
  • Present research project, displaying advanced language and presentation skills.

Lehrmethodik

Interactive class disscusions, in small groups as well as in the whole group. 

Exploration of primary sources through guided questions in-class and for homework. 

Integration of articles (secondary sources) into class discussions through assigned pre-readings.

Written essay to apply logical argumentation of a central thesis to a specific topic.

Inhalt/e

With the “Baby Boomer” generation entering the category of old age, increased media attention has been focused on concepts and representations of aging and the older body, particularly women’s bodies. Despite the increased attention to this growing consumer category, older Black women’s experiences in the US have received little attention. Historically, Black women’s bodies have not always been theirs to control within the US, economically, politically, and socially. Yet, these women redefine the representations of their cultural bodies through their everyday lives and creative works. This course will introduce students to some of the major theories within the field of Aging studies and compare these theoretical concepts with the lived experiences and creative practices of older Black women. Exploring the different ways in which ‘successful’ aging is a social construction, we will also look at how the process of aging is made visible (or invisible) in various mainstream media in the US. With these tools, students will be expected to make comparisons between the experiences of older Black with other (marginalized) groups, constructing spaces for (intergenerational) solidarity or conflict.

Literatur

Selected articles to be provided online.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Reading assignments with guided questions, class participation, research paper and a short presentation (or paper revision).

Prüfungsinhalt/e

Material in class as well as independent research.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

  • Research Paper (40%)
  • Presentation (30%)
  • Class Participation (30%)

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Prüfungsrestriktion

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Position im Curriculum

  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 2.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Advanced Culture Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • Advanced Topics in Culture Studies ( 2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 552.311 Focus on Culture: Black Women and Aging in the US (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Fachliches Vertiefungsstudium (Pflichtfach)
      • Focus on Culture ( 0.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 552.311 Focus on Culture: Black Women and Aging in the US (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Kombination (Wahlfach)
      • Freie Kombination ( 0.0h SE / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 552.311 Focus on Culture: Black Women and Aging in the US (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Vertiefungsstudium (Pflichtfach)
      • Focus on Culture ( 2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)
        • 552.311 Focus on Culture: Black Women and Aging in the US (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Freie Kombination (Wahlfach)
      • Freie Kombination ( 0.0h XX / 11.0 ECTS)
        • 552.311 Focus on Culture: Black Women and Aging in the US (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
  • Besonderer Studienbereich Wahlfach-Studium Feministische Wissenschaft - Gender Studies (SKZ: 600b, Version: 04W)
    • Fach: Lebensräume (Pflichtfach)
      • Lebensräume ( 2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 552.311 Focus on Culture: Black Women and Aging in the US (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
  • Erweiterungscurriculum Gender Studies (Version: 16W.1)
    • Fach: Vertiefende LVs der Gender Studies (Pflichtfach)
      • Seminar oder Proseminar Gender ( 0.0h PS,SE / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 552.311 Focus on Culture: Black Women and Aging in the US (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)

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