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Philosophy of Feminism

Enrolment code: HPA270/370

Offered: Hobart: semester 1, Distance education: semester 1 [by internet]

Special note: may be taken as a Women’s Studies unit

Unit description:

Feminists have investigated deep and controversial questions about the status of women and relations between the sexes The unit examines the important new questions feminist philosophers have raised and the new perspectives they provide on traditional philosophical issues. Is there only one ideal reason? Do men and women think about ethics differently? Is freedom for women more important than happiness? Should women have special rights? What’s wrong with prostitution? The unit is of special interest to students of philosophy and women’s studies.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern internal: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly; dist.ed: choice of print-based or web-based delivery (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% level 100 Arts  
Mutual exclusions HAF204/304  
Assessment mode 2,000-word essay (40%), tutorial participation (10%), 3-hr exam (50%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc A collection of important articles will be available for purchase Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Philosophy
Women's Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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