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In recent times equality among genders has attracted increasing attention. This is no longer a matter of concern to a fringe movement, but a central issue to contemporary society. In this course we will examine some of the crucial issues in the debate and assess the merits of key arguments. The topics we’ll discuss include pay inequality, the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and popular culture, abortion, pornography, and issues confronting transgender men and women.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
To introduce students to central debates in contemporary Philosophy.
To introduce key philosophical questions about gender equality and feminism.
To develop students' skills of reading and engaging critically with primary texts.
To develop students' skills of reasoning, argumentation and debate.
Main Learning Outcomes
Students will have acquired knowledge of central debates in contemporary Philosophy and of key philosophical questions about gender equality and feminism
Students will understand the main ideas in each of these debates, and will be able to explain differences between various positions in these debates.
Students will have critically engaged with primary texts.
Students will have articulated the results of their learning clearly and systematically in written form and discussion.
In this course we'll examine key philosophical debates on issues of gender equality. These will include: bias against women, sexual harassment, the politics of work and family, abortion, pornography, feminist proposals for language change and gender-related epistemic injustice.
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One 2000-word essay (50%) and one take home exam (50%).
One 2000-word essay (100%).</p
Feedback on essays; individually arranged conversations during office hours/by appointment/ feedback on in-class presentations.
Written on essay and marking sheet; office hours/appointment; peer questions and comments during in-class presentations