SOCI 412: Contemporary Sociological Theory

SOCI 412-001: Feminist Social Theory
(Fall 2022)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M

Innovation Hall 134

Section Information for Fall 2022

While feminism has been practiced for nearly two centuries, the scope of feminist scholarship has expanded exponentially since the publication of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex in 1949.  Within nearly every academic discipline, feminist theory has been developed to address specific social problems and problems of knowledge.  This course is designed to introduce the ideas and projects that have been formative in the development of feminist social theory and to engage in the important intellectual and political debates in which it has played a significant role.  The course material will be interdisciplinary, drawn from philosophy, sociology, anthropology, art history, political science, biology and law, and will be generated from a wide range of social and geopolitical locations.  Throughout the course, attention will be paid to debates within feminism as it has continually reflected on its status as both an epistemology and a social movement. Cross listed with SOCI 633-001.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Presents for analysis and discussion the significant theorists and themes in contemporary sociological theory. Designed to enhance student's skills in reading and analyzing primary texts and to encourage reflection on contemporary social reality. Fulfills writing intensive requirement. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: SOCI 311C or 311XS.
C Requires minimum grade of C.
XS Requires minimum grade of XS.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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