PHIL 694: Special Topics in Contemporary Philosophy

PHIL 694-004: Lat Amer DecolonialFemTheories
(Spring 2024)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Exploratory Hall (formerly Science and Tech II) L111

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Section Information for Spring 2024

This course offers an in-depth study of decolonial theories emerging from the Global South,
specifically Latin America. We will examine the history and turns of postcolonial and
decolonial ideas and their implications for developing critical methodologies,
epistemological justice projects, and research/praxis in gender and sexuality studies.
We will study foundational concepts such as ‘coloniality of power,’ the ‘matrix of colonial
power’ (Quijano), and ‘coloniality of gender’ (Lugones). We will reflect on the processes and
consequences of the imposition of Western epistemologies, specifically in relation to gender
and sexual identities and histories. In this way, we will learn about decolonial philosophies
and how to be self-reflexive about our engagement with knowledge and critical about our
positions in the world.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topics vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18, Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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