Feminist Methodologies

Fall 2020
WGST
3450W
Core/Cross-listed
Core Course
Course Description

Satisfies Behavioral Science General Education Requirement

This course is an opportunity to explore the difference that feminism makes in doing research. The aim is threefold. First, to consider challenges raised by feminist thinkers to standard views about knowledge. Second, to demonstrate a range of approaches within feminist scholarship. While we cannot possibly cover all the feminist approaches in the disciplines and interdisciplinary research, the hope is that students can begin to identify the research tools and strategies suited to questions they want to pursue. Third, we examine ways that feminist research can be used in collaboration with local groups and for advocacy.