Philosophies of Feminsm
PHIL 206 / POLS 212 / GWSS 206
Lectures: Tu/Th 1:30-2:50, EEB 125
Sections: W/F: (AA) 12:30-1:20, (AB) 1:30-2:20, (AC) 1:30-2:20, (AD) 2:30-3:20
Instructor: Professor Alison Wylie
Office hours: W 2:00-3:30
SAV M396 / 543-5873 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy J. Reed-Sandofval (sections AC & AD):email@example.com
Office Hours: W 11:30-1:30 and by appointment
Elizabeth Scarbrough (sections AA & AB): firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Tu/Th 3:00-4:00 and by appointment
This course is an introduction to feminist philosophies. We will explore key theoretical concepts and philosophical arguments developed by feminists in response to the forms of oppression that they address as scholars and activists. We focus, in particular, on four clusters of philosophical assumptions that are articulated in very different ways by feminists and that underpin a broad spectrum of feminist perspectives: conceptions of oppression, accounts of gender identity and sex/gender systems, theories of knowledge, and questions of justice. For the details, see the course syllabus.
Feminist Philosophy Reader (ed. Bailey & Cuomo, 2008): this is the main text for the course, available in the bookstore in the form of a selection of the full text. Here is the Table of Contents. And here is a list of dates and sources for all the articles included in the original Reader: Credits.
Penguin Atlas of Women in the World (4th ed., Seager, 2009): also available from the bookstore.
Electronic reserves: all other readings are available through the ERes (see the link above).
Announcements and news
- First essay: workshops on Friday April 13 and 20; due on Friday, April 27.
- Service Learning: check the Carlson Center site for details of service learning opportunities available for this class. Go to www.depts.washington.edu/leader and follow the link to SPRING 2012 Service-Learning. Registration opens Thursday, March 29, and closes Monday, April 2 at noon.
- First reading response post: due from everyone Tuesday, April 3. See the guidelines for this post.
- Writing credit option: now available on an individual basis (not for the course as a whole). Check the requirements for this, and if you're interested, confirm with your section instructor by April 13.
Use the GoPost links listed below to post your reading responses and the DropBox links for essay assignments.
- Section AA: Elizabeth Scarbrough
- Section AB: Elizabeth Scarbrough
- Section AC: Amy Reed-Sandoval
- Section AD: Amy Reed-Sandoval
last updated 19 April 2012