Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3079: Feminist Philosophy: Gender, Race and Class

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to:


  • provide knowledge about philosophical theories of identity, difference and equality
  • provide you with an understanding of thematic developments in feminist theory and practice
  • engage you in current debates about discrimination and equality, biology and difference
  • develop your skills in analysis, argument, discussion, and writing

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate comprehensive and critical knowledge and understanding of the theories and problems discussed in the module;
2. demonstrate in-depth understanding of the methodological and conceptual problems of critique.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. demonstrate a high level of understanding of the interrelation between theories, values, and political conditions;
4. demonstrate sound knowledge of different types of philosophical social and political analysis.
Personal and Key Skills5. demonstrate the ability to conduct research independently and to discuss complex present-day issues;
6. demonstrate a high level of ability in writing reflective academic essays;
7. demonstrate the ability to present your own analyses of the implications theories have on the kinds of arguments which people put forth in political debates.