Philosophy of Feminism II (PHIL*4060) | College of Arts

Philosophy of Feminism II (PHIL*4060)

Code and section: PHIL*4060*01

Term: Winter 2021

Instructor: Karen Wendling


This course is cross-listed with PHIL*6940

This course will focus on feminism and democracy, especially in the writings of Charlotte Bunch, Amy Gutmann, Jane Mansbridge, and Martha Nussbaum. We will focus on three themes in particular: connections between theory and practice, democracy and education, and
democracy and feminism internationally.

Evaluation (tentative):
Undergrads: two papers, 45% each; class participation, 10%.
Grads: one final paper, 90%; class participation, 10%.

This class will be synchronous. It will meet once a week, and I will hold synchronous online
office hours twice a week.

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.