Fall 2017 Course Descriptions for Philosophy

PHI 312 Feminist Theory
Feminist theory foregrounds women and gender issues, both by taking the experiences of women seriously and by using gender as a tool for critical analysis.  In this class we will examine a variety of issues and approaches significant to contemporary feminist theory including theories of oppression and resistance, sex and gender, race and racism, and postcolonial and transnational feminism.  We will look at the ways that gender inequality impacts on women’s lives in multiple ways.  We will discuss the significance of feminism as a theoretical tool and as a movement for social and political change.