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Feminist Theory
FGSS 209
Fall 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENGL 282

What is theory? For that matter, what is feminism? How does theory matter to feminism? To address these questions we will read a wide range of theorists who consider subjectivity, identity, power, gender, sexuality, sexual difference, transnational feminism, and social movement. Throughout the semester we will analyze a contradiction at the heart of feminist theories and practices: gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and class are interdependent social/subjective identities (each depends on the others for its meaning), yet these identities are also importantly autonomous (each stands alone).

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] AND [FGSS128 or PHIL128]) OR [PHIL280 or FGSS278] OR [FGSS210 or ENGL211] OR [FGSS207 or ANTH207] OR [FGSS269 or HIST179] OR [PHIL277 or FGSS277] OR [FGSS241 or SISP241] OR [FGSS293 or SISP293]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(FGSS)(HRAD-MN)(SISP-FGSS Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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