INTRODUCTION TO FEMINIST THEORY
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
27062
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
8/26/2019 - 12/6/2019
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the feminist ideas and debates concerning gender, women and men, and their political, social and economic positions over the last two hundred years. While we will focus on the United States, there will be some engagement with global feminist perspectives on gender, race, class, and sexuality. In keeping with the activist nature of feminist theory, this course will approach 'theory' as attempts to answer fundamental questions about the power relations that structure our everyday lives and consciousness. Theory in this sense is a tool for thinking systematically about how the world works, and for constructing arguments about how it should work. Consequently, we will pay particular attention to the (de)construction of power in both public and private relations as we critically analyze texts, discuss and present ideas in class, and complete written analyses. Students will have opportunities to apply feminist theories to their work in their home disciplines.
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: ENG 0102 or ENGCMP (0002 or 0006 or 0020 or 0200 or 0203 or 0205 or 0207 or 0208 or 0210 or 0212) or ENGFLM 0210 or FP (0003 or 0006) *Applies to all WRIT Courses*
Class Attributes
Writing Requirement Course
DSAS Diversity General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Phil. Think or Ethics General Ed. Requirement
Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies
SCI Diversity General Ed. Requirements
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Ethical/Policy GE. Req.
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Class Details
Instructor(s)
Matthew Lovett
Meets
MoWe 9:30AM - 10:45AM
Meeting Dates
08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019
Room
5404 Wesley W Posvar Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Seminar Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Enrollment Restrictions
GSWS Majors,Minors, or Certif
Available Seats: 0
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
20
Seats Open
0
Class Capacity
19
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
10