PHIL/WGST 275.001 – Moral and Philosophical Issues of Gender in Society
Instructor: Philip Bold. This course meets MTWRF 9:45 – 11:15 a.m. via remote synchronous (RS) instruction.
This will be a discussion-based course on a variety of issues related to gender and sexuality. We will examine our topics through the lens of (what is traditionally considered to be) philosophy and literature (though we will not insist on a sharp boundary between them). Philosophical works studied will (likely) include selections from Marilyn Frye’s The Politics of Reality, Sandra Bartky’s Femininity and Domination, bell hooks’ Feminist Theory from Margin to Center, Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider, and articles by Talia Mae Bettcher. Works of literature will (likely) include selections from Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, Charlotte Perkins-Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, some selected poems by Audre Lorde, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and Imogen Binnie’s Nevada.
This course will require attendance and participation in our live Zoom discussions during the scheduled class hours. No one should enroll in this course if they are not in a position to attend regularly.
Please feel free to email the instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about this course.