Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Philosophical Perspectives

PHIL-P 103

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Course Description

Gender, sexuality, and race figure in all of our identities in one way or another. But what is gender? What is sexuality? What is race? Why do these categories matter so much? Should they? This course focuses upon foundational questions concerning these categories: questions about whether these categories correspond to anything “in reality,” whether they are significantly culturally constructed, and how they interact with social environments, as well as crucially important questions of social justice. And how does all of this relate to our own sense of who we are as individuals, our own identities? This course is taught in smaller sections of under 40 students in order to maximize the possibility for discussion. Taught once per year.

Satisfies the Gen Ed A&H requirement.