Feminist philosophy, psychoanalysis, existential phenomenology and queer theory have raised stimulating questions about the body. This unit examines how the body is theorised, how it interacts with questions of culture and class, and explores the implications of our understanding of the body and gender for epistemology, ethics and politics. In short, we examine what it means to be embodied.
|Unit name||Sex, Bodies, and Philosophy|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Coordinator||Doctor Lucy Tatman|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Be familiar with the key theoretical concepts in a feminist philosopher’s work.
- Comprehend the relations and dependencies between the key theoretical concepts under consideration such that the concepts collectively form a coherent theoretical framework.
- Be able to engage in a feminist philosophical analysis of contemporary issues of global social concern.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
Weekly lectures (2 hours)
Weekly tutorial (1 hour)
Weekly lectures (2 hours)
Weekly tutorial discussion posts
|Assessment||Final Exam (40%)|Short Essay (15%)|Long Essay (35%)|Tutorial Participation (10%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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