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WGST 310/ Contemporary Feminist Theory and Methodology

Professor: Kolmar

An interdisciplinary course focused on contemporary feminist theory. The objectives of the course are: first, to explore the broad range of theories which make up the body of contemporary scholarship referred to as “feminist theory”; second, to examine feminist critiques and innovations in methodologies in many fields; and third, to consider some of the fundamental questions these theories raise about the origins of gender difference, the nature and origins of patriarchy, the intersections between gender, race, class, sexuality and nationality as categories of analysis and bases of oppression or empowerment. Prerequisite: WGST 12. Signature required for registration. Offered alternate years in the fall semester.