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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog
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PHIL 147 - Gender and Philosophy

5 Credits
This course examines how issues of gender have entered into discussions within the major fields of philosophy, including ethics, theory of knowledge, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, and social and political philosophy. This course will also explore gender construction and globalization.


Designed to Serve Students needing AA credits, students needing AA HUM distribution credits, students with an interest in gender issues and women’s issues, students interested in philosophy, students interested in the history of ideas, general students.
Active Date 2014-09-02

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Humanities Area I

Course Outline
1.Feminist Ethics of Care 2. Eco-feminism 3.Androcentrism 4. Myths and Stereotypes of Masculinity and Femininity 5. Essentialist view of Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation 6. Social Constructionist view of Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation 7. LGBT rights in a Hetero-normative Society 8. Issues Related to Intersex, Transgender, and Transsexuality 9. The Intersection of Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Gender in Personal Identity 10. The Unequal Ontological Status of Women and Minorities in Western Tradition 11. Epistemic Privilege and the Myth of Dispassionate Investigation 12. Nonwestern Perspectives on Epistemic Privilege 13. The Globalization of Gender 14. The Genderization of Social Categories in Nonwestern Traditions

Student Learning Outcomes
Critically examine gender issues involving philosophy, especially in the areas of epistemology, ethics, and social philosophy.

Identify, explain and critically examine central issues and concepts of gender analysis.

Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly about relevant issues and arguments in writing

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