The aim of this course is to introduce students to the very broad and controversial field of Gender Studiesl. Above all, it will seek to provide the students with the necessary information to enable them to participate with competence in the open public debate about the problems of inequality, exclusion and violence.
It is therefore essential to know the twofold genealogy:
-1 the images of women that dominate the patriarchal, sexist or misogynist realm
-2 the responses from what we call proto-feminist, feminism itself, since the apology to the vindication, and the most relevant contemporary reviews.
As for the skills that students must come to acquire, we can highligh:
1. the ability to identify and properly contextualize conceptual problems, ambiguous notions, and fallacious arguments.
2. analytical skills that the student must master in order to propose new problems and questions, counterclaims, or new perspectives in Gender .
3. specific skills, especially reading in depth, and perspective (as in the hermeneutics of suspicion).
4. the ability to pose problems, and defend arguments, or thesis in papers and oral presentations.