January 29, 2002

Mercer, Christia Silver_nugget
[PHIL V2110] Philosophy and Feminism

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Professor Mercer is one of the best professors I have had in the philosophy department, and as a concentrator in philosophy, I have had quite a few teachers in this department. In her lectures, she detangles the often ambiguous and complicated structures of a philosophical argument, enabling the non-philosophically oriented student to grasp the topics at hand. She is extremely upbeat and positive, and she thoroughly enjoys interacting with her students. This course had approximately 40 students, and Professor Mercer was able, with ease, to run the course like a seminar. She encouraged myself and other students to question, critique, and dialogue about the topics. Feminism and Philosophy is the best course I have taken in the philosophy department, and I feel that my feminist foundation has been strengthened, as well as my critical thinking skills sharpened, as a result of Professor Mercer's teaching. I highly recommend her and this course.

Workload:

Medium. Interesting reading list. 3 short papers, 1 final paper