WOMENSTD 330 - Feminist Thought
Section: 002
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
AMCULT 240 or WOMENSTD 240, and one additional WOMENSTD course.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

  • What is feminism?
  • What is feminist theory?
  • And how have critiques of working class women, women of color, women in the global south, and sexual minorities reshaped the meaning(s) of feminism?
  • What are the connections between academic feminism and feminist organizing, advocacy and activism, and what are the opportunities for collaborations between these two arenas?

In this course we will survey a wide range of feminist thought and seek to answer these questions and others through a variety of historical and contemporary readings, class discussions, and oral presentations. Integral to our discussion will be a consideration of the different forms of feminism that have emerged over time, and their proponents and critics, for example:

  • liberal
  • radical
  • Marxist
  • psychoanalytic
  • postcolonial
  • transnational

Throughout the course we will explore how knowledge, power and gender are interwoven in particular ways and how various feminist approaches seek to disrupt and reshape these taken-for-granted systems of inequality on multiple levels.

WOMENSTD 330 - Feminist Thought
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
1LSA GR&E Minor
M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill
ISBN: 0415917611
The second wave : a reader in feminist theory, Author: Linda Nicholson, editor., Publisher: Routledge 1996
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