Required course for Collaborative Program in Women’s Studies
This course will focus on philosophical questions raised by interdisciplinary scholarship in women’s studies and the use of feminist methodologies in particular disciplines. This course is intended to examine critically central philosophical questions raised by interdisciplinary scholarship in Women’s Studies, Critical Gender Studies and by the use of feminist methodologies in particular disciplines. Questions such as the following will be explored:
1. What, if any, is the theoretical basis for the distinctions between women-centred, non-sexist and feminist research?
2. How do Women’s Studies scholarship and research generate new paradigms of knowledge and subjectivity?
3. How does Women’s Studies scholarship critically relate to dominant discipline paradigms in humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and behavioural sciences?