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2021-2022 Catalog 
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PHIL 206 - Gender and Philosophy

Credits: 5
Examines how issues of gender have entered into discussions within the major fields of philosophy, including ethics, theory of knowledge, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, and social and political philosophy.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Diversity

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate command of important philosophical terminology, themes, and arguments related to gender and philosophy.
  2. State and evaluate non-trivial theories and arguments from various sources related to gender and philosophy.
  3. Recognize the dominance of hegemonic masculinity on the discipline of philosophy.
  4. Evaluate the suppression or denigration of femininity on many philosophical topics.

Program Outcomes
  1. Form, analyze, and assess beliefs while demonstrating intellectual humility and respect towards the beliefs of others.
  2. Analyze cultural perspectives and values of a multicultural world.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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