WMST 8011

Feminist Research Methods
Credit Hours:
3 hours

The assumptions and procedures of interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences with specific attention to the purposes and processes of generating knowledge about women, gender, and feminism. Investigation and comparison of various qualitative and quantitative approaches, including narratives, ethnographies, and surveys.

Prerequisites:
WMST 7010 or WMST 8020
Not open to students with credit in WMST 7020
Level:

WMST 8010

Women and the Construction of Knowledge
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Feminist perspectives on epistemology, thinking, learning, and the production of knowledge; inclusiveness of academic disciplines to women's lives and experiences; the question of whether distinct feminist methods exist within academic disciplines; and women's status as participants in disciplines and universities.

Prerequisites:
WMST 4010/6010 or permission of department
Not open to students with credit in WMST 7010
Level:

WMST 7950

Directed Research in Women's Studies
Credit Hours:
1-3 hours

Readings and independent research closely supervised by a faculty member on a specified interdisciplinary topic in women's studies.

Prerequisites:
WMST 4010/6010 and permission of department
Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Level:

WMST 7770

Proseminar on Teaching Women's Studies
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Materials, techniques, and objectives for teaching undergraduate courses in women's studies. Will include an explanation of feminist pedagogies and information about creating lectures, leading discussions, sparking critical thought, and assessing student learning.

Prerequisites:
Permission of Department
This course cannot be used to fulfill requirements for the program of study for a graduate degree/certificate.
Level:

WMST 7070

Feminist Ethnography
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Ethnographic research and writing and how it is shaped by gender, race, class, and other markers of social difference. Issues of identity politics, power relationships, ethical dilemmas, and representational strategies will be explored. Students will engage in critical reading of classic and contemporary ethnographies and term projects entailing qualitative methods.

Prerequisites:
WMST 4010/6010 or permission of department
Level: