WMST 400 Feminist Theories

Introduces the vigorous, interdisciplinary, complex, and diverse intellectual history of feminist theories, methodologies, and politics. Includes classical feminist advocacy from early centuries to feminist theories in early 21st century, from Euro-American feminist philosophical traditions to the more global, multicultural, intersectional, and continuously multidisciplinary feminist criticisms, with rich dialogues crossing periods and borders. Intersects and is enriched by multiple critical categories of gender, sexuality, class, race, ethnicity, nation, culture, knowledge, and power. Stimulates, engages with, and empowers students. Encourages students to actively apply feminist knowledge to their own cross-disciplinary learning, personal growth, empowerment, and activist social transformation.