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Contemporary Feminist Thought

POL 241W

Contemporary Feminist Thought

POL 241W

Course Description

Provides a theoretical introduction to feminist thought and relates feminist thought to American political thought and American society. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Use feminist analysis to assess the domestic and international social, economic, and political environment.

Objectives:

  • Describe the role of patriarchy.
  • Assess the concept of the universality of the oppression of women.
  • Describe and evaluate the cultural basis of sexual role differentiation.
  • Describe and evaluate the meaning of masculinity and femininity.

Describe and evaluate the various strains of feminist critique.

Objectives:

  • Define feminism and delineate its scope.
  • Define, give examples of, and evaluate: Cultural feminism, Radical feminism, Bourgeois feminism, Marxist feminism.
  • Describe and assess the role of lesbianism and the woman-identified woman in feminism.

Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.Ojbectives:A. Articulate clearly important ideas.B. Select, organize, and present details to support a main idea.C. Employ the conventions of written, edited, standard English.D. Quote, paraphrase and summarize accurately.E. Document sources in a conventional style.F. Use appropriate vocabulary for the audience and purpose.

Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing

Objectives:

  • Analyze course content in written form.
  • Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.