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Feminist Theory

This course takes a sociology of knowledge approach to the development of feminist theory from the 18th century to the present. A variety of modern and postmodern feminist theories are placed in social, political and historical context. Primary source examples of each school of thought are read, applied and evaluated. Because feminist thought has been a response to the conditions of women throughout history, women’s oppression at various points in history is covered. Prerequisite: instructor’s consent. Alternate years.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0