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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL2027: Feminist Philosophy

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to
- teach theories of difference and equality
- provide you with an understanding for the historical development of feminist theory and practice
- engage you in current debates about discrimination and equality, biology and difference
- develop your skills in analysis, argument, discussion, and writing

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theories and problems discussed in the course
2. Demonstrate understanding of the methodological and conceptual problems of critiquing modernity
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Demonstrate understanding of the interrelation between theories, values, and material social conditions
4. Demonstrate knowledge of a specific current type of philosophical social and political analysis
Personal and Key Skills5. Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse and discuss complex present-day issues
6. Demonstrate the ability to write reflective academic essays