|(3 cr.) Students investigate the notions of sex and gender
and the debate over social versus biological
underpinnings of expressions of masculinity and
femininity. The relevance of historical views on
sex, gender and relations between the sexes to
current patterns and developments are considered.
Issues facing men and women, as well as policies
and reforms designed to address them are examined.
Participants also consider the intersection
between sex/gender and race, ethnicity, class and
sexual orientation. Finally, students consider the
impact of gendered perspectives on contemporary
philosophy, especially epistemology, ethics and
social and political philosophy. Prerequisite: PL
101 and Junior standing (or department approval).
Every Other Year, Spring|