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PY4650   Philosophy, Feminism and Gender

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module will introduce students to important metaphysical, epistemological, linguistic, and ethical issues concerning gender, via the arguments and methodology of analytic feminism. Questions addressed may include: what is gender? What might it mean to claim that reason, rationality or knowledge is gendered? Or that language is gendered? How is gender relevant to ethical concerns? How might an understanding of gender impact our thinking about concepts such as equality, justice, and difference? In considering such issues, we will also pay attention to the ways in which gender interacts with other factors, such as race, ethnicity, and social class.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour lecture, 1 hour seminar, 1 office hour

Scheduled learning hours: 44

Guided independent study hours: 259

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr A Duncan-Kerr