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GGS 228SEM - Intro To Feminist Theory
Lecture
Intro To Feminist Theory VAR Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   18117   Enrollment Capacity:   30
Section:   VAR   Enrollment Total:   30
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   02/01/2021 - 05/07/2021   Status:   CLOSED

This class has multiple meeting patterns:

M W,  10:20 AM - 11:10 AM,  Remote,  Remote
TBA,  TBA Remote,  Remote
  Course Description
Introduces to the complexity of feminist thought and theorizing through a discussion of many of the major schools of feminist thought and past and present debates within feminist theorizing as it has developed both within the United States, and abroad. A solid grasp of the core theories, their fundamental approaches, their insights into social phenomenon and the key criticisms of each, will allow the student to enter into and participate in the ongoing conversations that characterizes feminist thought. Feminist theory has always developed in tandem with feminist movements and activism. Thus, throughout the course, students will not only learn about feminist theories, but also apply the tenets of different theories to current issues and modern problems. Theories are not meant to be passive ideas unrelated to our everyday reality, but are meant to be used as tools to analyze the world around us. As a critical theory, feminist theory aims not only to produce knowledge, but also to provide a base for action. Feminist theories ask us to rethink what we mean by sex and gender, how we understand our sexuality, the roles, status, and ideals assigned to men and women in our societies and how we reward and punish individuals that question, challenge or deviate from these roles. Feminist theory engages with issues of social inequality, oppression, and sexism, and invites us to imagine strategies for creating a world where there is more equality and liberation.
  Instructor(s)
             Varnado look up    
  On-line Resources
Other Courses Taught By: Varnado