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GWSS 206 A: Philosophy Of Feminism

Meeting Time: 
MW 9:00am - 10:20am
THO 101
Christine Di Stefano

Syllabus Description:

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.  

Catalog Description: 
Philosophical analysis of the concepts and assumptions central to feminism. Theoretical positions within the feminist movement; view of the ideal society, goals and strategies of the movement, intersections of the sex-gender system with other systems of oppression. Offered: jointly with PHIL 206/POL S 212.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Writing (W)
Other Requirements Met: 
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 2:54pm