Undergraduate Course: Feminist Philosophy (PHIL10214)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||In this course we will examine philosophical approaches to feminism and feminist issues, as well as central debates within the feminist philosophical tradition.
Topics covered may include inequality in the work place and in family structures; global feminism; the relationships between lesbian and feminist philosophy; issues around sex and sexuality including the objectification of the female body, pornography and prostitution; feminist theories of sex and gender.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014) AND
Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017)
||Other requirements|| Students studying on MA Cognitive Science (Humanities) are permitted to take this course without having met the pre-requisites of Mind, Matter and Language and Knowledge and Reality. However, it is advisable that students discuss the suitability of the course with their PT and the course organiser before enrolling.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have completed at least 3 Philosophy courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission. **Please note that 3rd year Philosophy courses are high-demand, meaning that they have a very high number of students wishing to enrol in a very limited number of spaces.** These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Participation - 5%
Mid-Term Essay - 40% (1500 words)
Final Essay - 55% (2500 words)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Engage in close and critical analysis of historical and current literature.
- Critically assess and discuss some of the most important texts in this field.
- Develop their skills in individual research through the writing of essays.
- Develop their critical, analytic and communication skills through informal discussion and oral presentations in tutorial groups.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Course secretary||Ms Veronica Vivi