Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3041: Feminist Philosophy

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to

-       teach you theories of difference and equality

-       provide you with an understanding for the historical development of 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 knowledge and understanding of the theories and problems discussed in the course
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. Conduct research independently and to discuss complex present-day issues
6. Demonstrate a high level of ability in writing reflective academic essays
7. Present your own analyses of the implications theories have on the kinds of arguments which people put forth as convincing in political debates