Graduate Curriculum

The Department regularly offers the following core courses:

Feminist Studies 250:  A one quarter graduate seminar in interdisciplinary feminist theory.  Topics may vary.  Offered in fall. Past courses have included Queer of Color Critique, Foucault, Sex Work and Global Sexual Economies, Queer Theory, and Marxism and Feminism.

Feminist Studies 270:  A one quarter seminar that considers Feminist Studies as a distinct field. It offers an interdisciplinary exploration of feminist theories of knowledge production and teaching practices. Readings cover past and present critical debates and provide theoretical approaches through which to analyze interdisciplinary epistemological and pedagogical issues.  Offered in fall.

Feminist Studies 260:  A one quarter research seminar that examines feminist methodologies for knowledge construction and interdisciplinary social research. Includes practicum on central feminist methods such as ethnography, interviewing, focus groups and oral histories. Considers usefulness of quantitative tools. Develops research proposals for students' own graduate research projects. Offered in winter.

Feminist Studies 280A-B:  A one or two-quarter research practicum to provide experience in the research, writing, and critique of scholarly papers based on original research in the interdisciplinary area of feminist studies. Students will either develop a research proposal or work on a M.A. thesis, dissertation proposal, dissertation chapter, or article. Offered in spring.

Spring 2017 Course Offerings

FEMST 220 – Gender and Sexualities

FEMST 239 – Women of Color Revolutionary Diolagues

FEMST 260 – Feminist Research Methods

FEMST 280A – Research Seminar

 

Fall 2017 Course Offerings

FEMST 250AA – Feminist Theories: Queer Theory (Tyburczy)

FEMST 270 – Feminist Epistemologies (Oaks)

FEMST 280B – Research Seminar (Tyburczy)

FEMST 595 – Conversations for Change (Miller-Young)

FEMST 596 – Directed Reading and Research (by instructor)

FEMST 598 – Thesis Preparation (for FEMST grads only)

FEMST 599 – PhD Dissertation Research and Preparation (for FEMST grads only)

 

Winter 2018 Course Offerings

FEMST 250AB – Feminist Theories (Tomlinson)

FEMST 260 – Feminist Research Methods (Oaks)

FEMST 501 – Apprentice Teaching in Women’s Studies

FEMST 595 – Conversations for Change (Miller-Young)

FEMST 596 – Directed Reading and Research (by instructor)

FEMST 597 – Independent Study for PhD Examinations

FEMST 598 – Thesis Preparation (for FEMST grads only)

FEMST 599 – Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation (for FEMST grads only)

 

Spring 2018 Course Offerings

FEMST 215 – Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Social Politics, and Public Policy (Barvosa)

FEMST 239 – Women of Color Revolutionary Dialogues (Chang)

FEMST 280A – Research Seminar  (Miller-Young)

FEMST 501 – Apprentice Teaching in Women’s Studies

FEMST 595 – Conversations for Change (Miller-Young)

FEMST 596 – Directed Reading and Research (by instructor)

FEMST 597 – Independent Study for PhD Examinations

FEMST 598 – Thesis Preparation (for FEMST grads only)

FEMST 599 – Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation (for FEMST grads only)

 

Fall 2018 Course Offerings

FEMST 250AC – Feminist Theories (Tomlinson)

FEMST 270 – Feminist Epistemologies (Boris)

FEMST 501 – Apprentice Teaching in Women’s Studies

FEMST 595 – Conversations for Change

FEMST 596 – Directed Reading and Research (by instructor)

FEMST 597 – Independent Study for PhD Examinations

FEMST 598 – Thesis Preparation (for FEMST grads only)

FEMST 599 – Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation (for FEMST grads only)

Winter 2019 Course Offerings

FEMST 220 – Genders and Sexualities (Miller-Young)  

FEMST 239 – The Dialogues (Chang)

FEMST 250AD – Feminist Theories (Tomlinson)

FEMST 501 – Apprentice Teaching in Women’s Studies

FEMST 596 – Directed Reading and Research (by instructor)

FEMST 597 – Independent Study for PhD Examinations

FEMST 598 – Thesis Preparation (for FEMST grads only)

FEMST 599 – Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation (for FEMST grads only)