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Sex, Bodies, and Philosophy HAF235

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Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Sex, Bodies, and Philosophy
Unit code HAF235
Credit points 12.5
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
Level Intermediate

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus
Weekly online lectures or equivalent (1.5 hours) and weekly tutorial (1.5 hours). 

Off Campus
Weekly online lectures or equivalent (1.5 hours) and weekly participation in online discussions

 

AssessmentFinal Exam (40%)|Short Essay (15%)|Long Essay (35%)|Tutorial Participation (10%)
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Textbooks

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