PHIL 327
Foucault Fall 2014
Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed PHIL 327 / WGSS 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 a selection of middle and late texts that have become central to debates about the significance of his work such as: 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#: 1919
Grading: OPG
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on written work (six 5- to 6-page papers), oral presentations of that work, and on oral critiques
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: at least two courses in PHIL or WGSS, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: current or prospective Philosophy and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies majors
Unit Notes: meets History requirement only if registration is under PHIL
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 WGSS 327 Division II
Attributes: AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives
PHIL History Courses
WGSS Theory Courses

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