Spring 2023

Feminist Theory

Listed in: Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-200


Katrina Karkazis (Section 01)


In this course we will investigate contemporary feminist thought from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. We will focus on key issues in feminist theory, such as the sex/gender debate, sexual desire and the body, the political economy of gender, the creation of the "queer" as subject, and the construction of masculinity, among others. This course aims also to think through the ways in which these concerns intersect with issues of race, class, the environment and the nation.

Recommended: SWAG 100 or another course on gender or sexuality. Limited to 25 students. Spring semester. Professor Karkazis.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority given to SWAGS majors; then students will be selected to maximize diversity across major, class year, and institution

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: an emphasis on written work, readings, group work, visual analysis, aural analysis, oral presentations.

SWAG 200 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM CHAP 203
Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM CHAP 203


Other years: Offered in Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025