Core Courses for the Ph.D. Degree in Women's Studies
WS 6103, New Directions in Feminist/Womanist Theories [pdf]
Recent controversies, significant research questions, and new directions in feminist/womanist theorizing. Investigation of recent interventions in Women’s Studies and feminist/womanist theories and theorizing. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours. (May be repeated for credit when content varies.)
WS 6203, Women's Studies Disciplinary/Interdisciplinary Knowledges [pdf]
History of academic disciplines and knowledge production, the challenge of Women’s Studies to conventional academic divisions, and the potential of Women’s Studies to transform academic disciplines. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
WS 6303, Transdisciplinary Feminist Research Methods [pdf]
Relational exploration of feminist, womanist, and multicultural research methods from a variety of disciplines including those in the social sciences and humanities, focusing especially on women’s studies’ impact on research methods in a variety of academic disciplines. Overview of research tools and techniques, including qualitative, quantitative, historical, and literary research methods. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
WS 6403, The Politics of Publications and Writing [pdf]
Issues related to academic writing and publishing, especially focusing on the fields of Women’s Studies and multicultural-feminist scholarship. Submission of at least one article to a peer-review journal and one abstract for a conference presentation. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
WS 6983, Dissertation
Prerequisite: Successful completion of qualify examinations. Credit: Three hours. May be repeated for additional credit.
WS 6993, Dissertation
Credit: Three hours. May be repeated for additional credit.
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