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On completion of this module, students should have developed their ability to:
1. Demonstrate specialised, detailed and advanced theoretical and conceptual knowledge and understanding of some of the key debates in feminist philosophy and gender theory.
2. Explain current conceptual debates in feminist philosophy and gender theory..
3. Apply their knowledge and understanding of feminist and gender theory to the broader context of philosophy
4. Show an ability to critically evaluate feminist conceptual frameworks.
5. Make informed judgements about feminist philosophy based on complex and (necessarily) incomplete information.
6. Reflect on wider social issues involved in applying feminist philosophy to contemporary societies.
7. Communicate interpretations of theoretical material relating to gender theory and feminist philosophy to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and concise manner.
8. Have the learning skills to facilitate further self-directed and autonomous research into feminist philosophy and gender theory.
Definition and discussion of key feminist concepts: patriarchy, misogyny, sexism. Gender Theory including performativity, Queer Theory and hegemonic masculinity. Feminist philosophical perspectives on ethics, political theory, epistemology, aesthetics and metaphysics.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: 4,000-5,000 word research paper||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Assignment: Seminar Participation & draft plan for final essay||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
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