2007 HPA270 Sex, Gender and Philosophy

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA370

SPECIAL NOTE: may be taken as a Gender Studies unit

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

Considers the impact that recent theorising on sex and gender issues is having in philosophy. In particular, the unit examines the challenges that feminist theory makes to philosophy and philosophical practices. It also reflects on the possibilities that philosophy offers to the rethinking of gender roles and sexualities in contemporary life. The material is discussed in relation to several topics, such as the body, technology, the history of philosophy and feminism, sex roles and sexualities, equality and difference.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 2,000-word essay (40%), 3-hr exam (60%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% level 100 unit from any faculty
M.Excl HAF204/304

STAFF: Assoc Prof Robyn Ferrell

FEES
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