Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

WMST 411: RS: Feminist Research Practice

WMST 411-001: RS: Feminist Research Practice
(Spring 2017)

Johnson Center 240A

Section Information for Spring 2017

This class will provide an introduction to feminist approaches to social research. Students will collect, analyze, and write-up research data as you examine many of the central methodological issues and questions raised by feminist scholars. These include feminist critiques of positivism, feminist standpoint theory, social action research models, and feminist engagements with ethical concerns in doing research with human subjects. We emphasize a learning-by-doing approach to prepare students to conduct research.

Research/Scholarship Intensive

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Undertake a semester-long research project investigating an issue of importance to feminist scholarship utilizing a variety of methods typically used by feminist scholars, including quantitative, qualitative, historical, or textual. Enhance understanding of techniques for collecting, analyzing, and writing up empirical material as well as critical engagement with ethical, interpretive, and representational considerations relating to feminist research. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: WMST 410 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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