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We’ve also learned that these social constructions are key mechanisms for reproducing inequality. Building a more just world often means collectively mobilizing to challenge definitions of sex, gender, and sexuality that constrain individuals’ freedom. Two interconnected social movements have played a vital role in remaking our understandings of sex, gender, and sexuality: feminism and the LGBTQ movement. Instead of a traditional final exam or standard research paper, students will learn more about one of these movements by reading a book from an Instructor-approved list about feminist or LGBTQ activism and writing a four-page paper about what they’ve learned.The list will be made available to students on Brightspace early in the semester. If cost is an issue, students should consider using Interlibrary Loan to borrow the book from another library. Some books may also be available used on Amazon. If students want their money to go to a good cause, many of these titles are also available for purchase online at Bluestockings, a queer and worker-owned feminist bookstore struggling to pay rent in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.Experiential Learning: A Digital Dive into Feminist and Queer ArchivesEvery student will supplement their book research by conducting primary research about the movement they choose in digital archives. Each student will build a portfolio of artifacts from 2-3 digital archives as an Appendix for your paper.Here are links to few historical archives that may be useful:Feminist Archives: Barnard Digital Archives in New York City, National Women’s History Museum Online Exhibits