FGSS 4000

FGSS 4000

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

For Spring 2018, this course will focus on The Complexities of Consent.  The issue of consent is central to much feminism scholarship, yet its meaning is contested. It figures prominently in relation to sex as well as to other issues, such as informed consent to medical procedures, children's rights, surrogacy, and (alienated) labor. Consent occurs (or doesn't) within structures of power; can one consent within conditions that are not, so to speak, of one's own making? What about subjects, such as children, who do not use the "rational" language of consent? We draw from legal theory, science studies, and philosophy. How does consent differ from agency? Autonomy? Freedom? We consider case studies that speak to how consent is defined differently across cultures. Under what conditions is consent possible? What alternatives might we envision?

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Required senior seminar for FGSS majors.  Others may enroll with permission of instructor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9196 FGSS 4000   SEM 101

  • This class is open to FGSS majors, minors, and with permission of the instructor.