Philosophy of Race and Gender

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Course No: PHIL.3080-061; SIS Class Nbr: 12565; SIS Term: 2830
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

This course will focus on issues of identity and difference. We will discuss the ways in which group identities are formed and break down. We will discuss how differences are constituted and reconstituted. These issues are central to theories of race and gender, racism and sexism. Some of the questions which we will raise are these: What motivates forming group identities? How are they formed? How is identity used within oppressive social structures? How can it be used to transform society? Why do some differences make a difference and others don't? Can we choose our group identities? Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

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  • Core Codes: AH, DCA, AMST, GNST, RAST, WLSC
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Jose Mendoza
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Spring 2019: Jan 22 to Apr 07
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

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