Feminist Theoretical Frameworks
Level II Semester I
The course provides students with an enhanced theoretical approach to women’s and gender studies. Feminist Theory attempts not only to describe the present condition of women and men but also to present ways of understanding this and to prescribe methods to change that condition towards the elimination of gender, race, class and sexual hierarchies. Reading a variety of theoretical materials, the class will examine several theoretical approaches to feminism and evaluate each theory’s effectiveness in explaining reality and in facilitating change locally and globally. Students will emerge from this course of study with a comprehension of the many faces of feminism and a better understanding and grasp of their convictions regarding some of today’s most challenging debates. This is a core course for the Minors in Gender Studies and Gender and Development Studies.