This course offers a selective introduction to a variety of philosophies of feminism. Students will be encouraged to develop a working knowledge of the diversity (sometimes complementary, at other times antagonistic) of philosophies of feminism, along with an understanding of what marks them all as "feminist." Course requirements include two short paper writing assignments (5 pages, typed and double-spaced) and two exams. Required readings will be drawn from Joni Seager, The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World, and Elizabeth Hackett and Sally Haslanger, Theorizing Feminisms: A Reader. A service-learning option is available with this course for students who would like to enhance their understanding of the practice of feminism with some volunteer experience with organizations that serve women. There are no prerequisites for this course. This course carries "W" credit.