PHIL 327
Foucault Fall 2009
Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed PHIL 327 / WGST 327
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This course begins with a brief introduction to some of Foucault’s early writings but focuses on a close reading of middle and late texts that have become central to debates about the significance of his work: Discipline and Punish, The History of Sexuality (vols. 1-3), and selected interviews and course lectures. We examine debates in the Foucault literature about freedom, power, ethics, and the nature of critical theory. This course has been designated EDI because it engages questions concerning power, social differences and social and political freedom.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 8-10
Class#: 1067
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on written work (six 5- to 6-page papers), oral presentations of that work, and on oral critiques
Prerequisites: at least two courses in Philosophy or Women's and Gender Studies, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: current or prospective Philosophy and Women's and Gender Studies majors
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PHIL 327 Division II WGST 327 Division II
Attributes: AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives
WGST Feminist Theory Courses

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