Checking date: 06/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Gender theories: from metaphysics to politics
Master in Cultural Theory and Critique (Plan: 356 - Estudio: 253)


Department assigned to the subject: Humanities: Philosophy, Language, Literature Theory Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
A basic knowledge of philosophy and gender studies is recomended, * IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students and teachers may use AI as long as there is an agreement between them at the beginning of the course, and it is carried out with total transparency.
Knowledge of the main topics in the theories og gender, as well as different methodologies and theoretical perspectives. Specifically, the following competences will be developed: -Understanding of the main problems that arise in contemporary culture with regard to gender. - Understanding of the different dimensions involved in gender problems. - Knowing and understanding the different theoretical perspectives involved in the study of gender. - Acquiring the necessary methodological instruments for the analysis of gender problems in their different dimensions. - Knowing the relevant bibliography related to the subject. - The ability to approach the study of gender from an interdisciplinary perspective. - The ability to write academic papers about gender issues. Be able to develop academic texts related to the subject.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Is gender an analytical category? 2. Metaphysical roots 3. Ontology of the present 4. Ontology without objects or genres without sexes 5. Of dualisms and monisms 6. Materialism and naturalism 7. Universals and nominalism 8. Epistemology is political 9. To be, or not to be, a subject 10. Political subjects
Learning activities and methodology
- Discussion of relevant texts on the subject. - Oral presentations of the students and debates. - Writen papers in the middle and at the end of the course respectively.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.