Feminist Theory

Spring 2021
WGST
2020
Credit Hours
3
Lynn Itagaki
Core/Cross-listed
Core Course
Course Description

Satisfies Social Science General Education Requirement

Introduces central themes and problems within feminist thought, including consciousness-raising, motherhood, class, race, sexuality, nationalism and transnational feminism. This course also focuses on building the skills necessary for reading and writing about theory. By surveying a series of debates critical to second-wave feminism, we will examine the difficulty of articulating what Simone de Beauvoir called the feminine "we" and move to the more recent articulation of the feminist (if not quite feminine) "we" by feminist theorists of transnational politics.