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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHI 3480 - Histories of Desire: Variable Topics

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): PHI 1030

Description: This variable topics course contends with philosophical issues relating to love, desire, gender, and sexuality in a concrete cultural context.  Possible themes might center around issues such as eros and thanatos, conscience and internalization, transgression and trauma, eroticism and art, ecstasy and spirituality, sexuality and identity, the body and its modification of mortification, queer histories, the care of self, or desire in language; alternately, the course may focus on topics or problems raised by the work of an individual thinker or group of thinkers, such as Freud, Bataille, Lacan, Klein, Foucault, Deleuze, Irgaray, or Kristeva.

Note: This course may be repeated for credit under different topics.

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