Academic Catalog 2019–2020

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IGS730 Theories of Gender and Global Feminism

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This interdisciplinary seminar is focused on contemporary feminist theories and theories of gender. It will examine the broad range of theories that make up the body of contemporary scholarship referred to as “feminist theory” and 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.