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as of 9/23/2019

RACE AND GENDER: PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Melbourne - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectPhilosophy
Women’s & Gender Studies
Number & Suffix: 121
Full UC Title: RACE AND GENDER: PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES 
Transcript Title: RACE&GENDR:PHIL ISS 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course examines recent developments in our philosophical understanding and critiques of the social categories of race and gender. The course first explores issues in metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of language that arise for biological vs. social constructivist accounts of race and gender. Special attention is paid to the similarities and differences between race and gender and the ways in which they interact. If race and gender are biological categories, they may involve erroneous assumptions. If they are socially constructed categories, it follows that our current categories can be reshaped. This raises a number of moral and political questions regarding the best means to bring about change, including whether limiting freedom of speech can be justified. Philosophers studied in this course include Anthony Appiah, Elizabeth Anderson, Sally Haslanger, Tommie Shelby, and Rae Langton. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: RACE AND GENDER: PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES 
Partner University Department: Philosophy 
Partner University Course Number: PHIL30052