36:161 Introduction to Women's Studies: Issues in Feminism [McCulloch]

Prerequisites: Nil.

Cannot be held with: 36:261 or 99:261.

An introduction to the history and development of feminist theory and activism, this course undertakes a brief survey of varieties of feminist theory, including first-, second- and third-wave ideas. Further topics to be examined include: religion, literature and science as sources for ideas about women and gender relations; interlocking structures of domination (patriarchy, capitalism and imperialism) that have generated inequalities; the politics of reproduction; and compulsory heterosexuality. The course has a Canadian focus.

3 lecture hours per week, one term

Successors: 36:366.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 36:161 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

Instructor: Allison McCulloch