Approaches to Research and Writing in WGS





The objective of this course is twofold: First, the course will provide a feminist analysis of methods and methodologies as intellectual frameworks within the social sciences, sciences, and humanities. We will focus on how feminist scholars challenge dominant theories of knowledge, engage feminist epistemologies, and employ feminist methodologies.  Second, the course will provide a practicum in feminist research methods, as students work on a collaborative research project over the course of the semester.  Working individually on a project related to students' interests and disciplinary background, and collectively to produce the final product, students will write a multidisciplinary research proposal arguing for the importance of bringing feminist methods and questions to a novel research area.  Regular workshops will provide training in library research, presentation skills, and planning for future educational and career goals.  

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