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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.

 Women's Studies Course Rotation 2013-2017 [pdf]

 Graduate Catalog 2014-2015

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