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Feminist Theory
FGSS 209
Fall 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENGL 282

What is feminist theory? What is its role vis-à-vis feminist movement, and how has this role evolved since the advent of second-wave feminism during the civil rights era? This course will examine various, and often conflicting, responses to these large questions by tracing contemporary developments in feminist theory. We will consider how feminism has been articulated in relation to theories of representation, subjectivity, history, sexuality, technology, and globalization, among others, paying particular attention to the unstable nexus of gender, sexual, racial and class differences.

Essential Capabilities: Effective Citizenship, Ethical Reasoning
Effective Citizenship: we will be considering the complexities of identity politics and will discuss how feminism is an achieved political position that necessarily engages questions of social equality and democratic representation.

Ethical Reasoning: we will study the forces of oppression and exploitation and the ethical values of freedom, equality, and democracy; we will consider feminism as an ethical as well as political engagement.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FGSS
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ([HIST273 or AFAM272 or FGSS271 or AMST284] AND [AFAM205 or FGSS217]) OR [FGSS210 or ENGL211 or AMST281] OR [FGSS207 or ANTH207] OR [FGSS269 or HIST179] OR [FGSS221 or PHIL274] OR [PHIL277 or FGSS277] OR [SOC223 or FGSS254]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(FGSS)(HRAD-MN)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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