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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 309
Title Introduction to Feminist Theory
Credits 3.0
Distribution W
Winter/Spring 2017 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 1456 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 WF 8:00am - 9:15am MH-346 Elizabeth P Coughlan


This course will identify and explain core issues and writings in Feminist political theory. The goal is threefold. First, it will introduce students to a theoretical framework with which to analyze the power relationships and political structures of society. Second, it will familiarize students with the body of literature that forms the core of this framework. Third, students will be encouraged to think about politics and political life from the perspective of these works. This course differs from Women in Politics in that it focuses on theory and normative issues rather than on current politics.