WGS 530 - Theories of Feminism
Fall 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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This course provides an introduction to issues and approaches in contemporary feminist political theory. The readings, which include “classical” as well as more recent work from a range of scholarly disciplines, are intended to introduce alternative—sometimes complementary, sometimes contentious, sometimes intersectional, sometimes not—analytic frameworks for the study of gender and sexuality. While our readings and subject matter are deeply interdisciplinary, a central focus of our discussions will be how feminist analyses contribute to, challenge, and enhance the practices of political theory. At the very least this means how critical attention to sexual difference(s) complicates but also sharpens understandings of power, justice, and the relationship between the two.

Class Format:

This class will meet in person periodically. 100% remote participation is not an option. The class will be synchronous. There will be no exams.


WGS 530 - Theories of Feminism
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
4Graduate Standing
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
Note: To be added to the waitlist please email the WGS graduate office at WGSgradinquiry@umich.edu.

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