An exploration of aspects of feminist theory in the context of selected topics.
This paper introduces students to key debates and landmark texts in feminist theory. It explores debates about gender, science and objectivity, perspectives on the social making of gendered bodies, and intersectional theories of gender, race and class.
|Paper title||Introduction to Feminist Theory|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$929.55|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- One of GEND 101, GEND 102, POLS 110, PHIL 103 or 54 points
- Schedule C
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- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Rebecca Stringer
- Paper Structure
Key topic areas:
- Feminist philosophy
- Science and the politics of knowledge
- Theories of the gendered body
- Social difference and intersectionality
- Twenty-first century feminist theory
- Teaching Arrangements
- One 2-hour lecture per week and a weekly tutorial.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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- Learning Outcomes
This paper aims to:
- Aid students in critically analysing major debates within feminist theory
- Enable students to comprehend complex theoretical writings
- Encourage students to think critically about the production of knowledge
- Provide occasion for students to develop their writing and speaking skills in the direction of clear and effective intellectual argumentation