Philosophy of Feminism I (PHIL*2060) | College of Arts

Philosophy of Feminism I (PHIL*2060)

Code and section: PHIL*2060*01

Term: Winter 2020

Instructor: Shannon Boss


This course provides an introduction to feminist theory and movements. Throughout the course, we will question what feminism is, explore the nature of oppression, and examine issues of sex and gender. We will pay particular attention to racial, queer, and disabled insights into the pitfalls and potentials of feminist theory and movements. In the final portion of the course, we look briefly into the intersections of witchcraft and feminism. In doing so, we will explore the ways in which we can resist and rebel against oppressive conditions.


Course Outline

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.