PH 204 - Philosophy of Gender
A theoretical study that explores what, if any, differences there are between men and women. The course will examine how parenting, education, and the media influence gender beliefs and the role of gender in various social structures such as the family, politics, and religion.
Assignments: Varied Throughout the Term
Interactivity: Discussion Boards
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Describe and give examples of how philosophy underlies the way people have attached meaning to life and ordered their behavior and beliefs accordingly throughout history and across cultures.
- Identify contemporary issues that pertain to gender, and analyze them to explore how an understanding of gender also influences many social and political issues.
- Compare and contrast some of the complex and diverse gender experiences that occur across cultures, age differences, and sexual orientations.
- Cite examples from your personal, family, workplace, or social relationships that reflect an understanding that a philosophy of gender impacts your daily life.
- Synthesize course materials to articulate how this course has influenced your own philosophy of gender.
- Identify situations where a clearer and renewed understanding of gender issues might reshape our individual, social, or political lives.
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