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Course: Phil 394 or WS 394
Title: Race, Class and Gender
Description: Ever wonder how one's identify is culturally formed? How do race, class, and gender intersect to define one's life? How might we understand one's national identity in this context? This course seeks to critically examine the intersections of race, class and gender and how these social forces have determined the construction of one's identify. We will critically engage: (1) the ontological status of the categories of race, class and gender; (2) the historical, political and psychological effects of race-based, class-based, and gender-based subjugation and disenfranchisement; and (3) possible strategies of liberation and social uplift. We will read many provocative philosophers in the area of social and political philosophy, the philosophy of race and feminist philosophy.
Credit Hours: 3