WMST 410: Feminist Approaches to Social Research

WMST 410-001: Feminist Appr to Social Resrch
(Spring 2021)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 120

Section Information for Spring 2021

This course provides an introduction to feminist approaches to social research via advanced interdisciplinary readings, in-depth analysis and discussion, and hands on experience with a selection of methods used by feminist researchers to study and communicate about social life. Throughout the semester, students will grapple with critical issues raised by feminist scholars (e.g., What makes a method “feminist”? What counts as evidence? What is the relationship between the researcher and participant?) as theydevelop their own research questions and consider how well various methods are equipped to meet or can be modified to meet the challenges and critiques discussedby feminist researchers.


Note: This is a designated Mason Impact (MI) course

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces feminist approaches to social research for advanced undergraduate students. Focuses on the techniques for collecting, analyzing, and writing-up research data and examines central methodological issues raised by feminist scholars. Emphasizes a learning-by-doing approach to conducting social research. Recommended that students take WMST 330 before this course. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits, including 9 credits of WMST courses, or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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