PHIL/WGST 275.001 – Moral and Philosophical Issues of Gender in Society

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Instructor: Minji Jang. This course meets TR 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. in SC 209.

This course will examine moral and philosophical issues in gender and society. We will begin with an overview of important concepts in feminist philosophy, such as gender, sexism, oppression and equality. These concepts will serve as a framework as we move forward in the course, studying the ways power and domination manifest through gendered relations.

Questions to be discussed include: What is gender? What is sexism? What is oppression, and how can we resist it? What does it mean to be a woman? What does it mean to be a feminist? What is the meaning of intersectionality, and why is it important?

Readings and discussion topics might include explicit content. There will be a warning prior to each class and reading assignment containing such content.