WGSS 327 Spring 2013 Foucault (D) (W)

Cross Listed as PHIL327
This course begins with a brief introduction to some of Foucault's early writings but focuses on a close reading of a selection 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.
Class Format: tutorial
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on written work (six 5- to 6-page papers), oral presentations of that work, and on oral critiques
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Prerequisites: at least two courses in Philosophy or Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: current or prospective Philosophy and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies majors
Department Notes: meets History requirement only if registration is under PHIL
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity, Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives,PHIL History Courses, WGSS Feminist Theory Courses
Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 8-10
Class Number: 3702
WGSS327-T1(S) TUT Foucault (D) (W) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity InitiativeWriting Intensive Jana Sawicki
TBA 3702
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