For many people around the world, the word "feminism" is an ambiguous term and often carries a negative connotation. This course is designed to enable students to understand the diverse forms of feminisms around the globe in relation to philosophical and political issues. Students will study different types of feminism as they emerge from specific contexts and the impact of context on the articulation of feminist ideas. Questions such as the following will be explored: Why feminisms as opposed to feminism? How does feminism affect politics and political activity in different countries? These questions will lead to an examination of women’s movements around the globe.