Introduction to Feminist Thought & Action

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intro to Feminist Thought

Spring 2021

Taught By: Pantea Farvid

Section: L

CRN: 7386

Credits: 0

Feminism is not a monolithic entity or a singular body of scholarship. Rather, it is a proliferation of thinking and actions in response to what seems to be the near-universal subordination of women (and gender/sexual minorities), past and present, in societies which arrange gender relations in a variety of ways. Feminism’s lack of unity as a movement has been a strength and a weakness, and organized resistance to sexism has come and gone. Currently, in both the United States and internationally, we are living in a time of renewed critical thought about sexism, power and gender. This course offers an introduction to some of the key debates and actions (past and present), which encapsulate the range of feminisms. It will track both the growth of feminist movements and their confrontations with backlash. We will discuss works and issues related to: sexual rights, sexual health and reproduction, power, sex and sexuality, the gendering of work, gender and kinship patters, pornography and the sex industry, the variety of feminisms in different parts of the world, the intersections of race, gender and class, and recent discussions regarding gender and the body, including queer theory and trans experience.

Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course.
[This ULEC is in category 3, Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Arts and Humanities.]

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 101

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:07am 8/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 5:30pm - 6:45pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: L104

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/5/2021