Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

WMST 410: Feminist Approaches to Social Research

WMST 410-001: Feminist Appr to Social Resrch
(Fall 2017)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Robinson A247

Section Information for Fall 2017

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Provides an introduction to feminist approaches to social research. Students collect, analyze, and write-up research data as they 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. Emphasizes a learning-by-doing approach to prepare students to conduct research.  * This course is designated as an inquiry level course and its development is being supported by OSCAR, Mason’s Students as Scholars Program.

 

"Students will articulate a scholarly question; engage in the key elements of the scholarly process; and situate the concepts, practices, or results of scholarship within a broader context." 

Scholarly Inquiry

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduction to feminist approaches to social research for advanced undergraduate students. Students learn the techniques for collecting, analyzing, and writing-up research data as they examine many of the central methodological issues and questions raised by feminist scholars undertaking social research. Because an understanding of how to conduct social research is best gained through experience in the social world, this course emphasizes a learning-by-doing approach. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Scholarly Inquiry
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits, including 9 credits of WMST courses, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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