This course has dual purposes, to introduce students to the various states of research and to provide an introduction to feminist perspectives on the politics of producing knowledge. Each student will learn how to be an interdisciplinary researcher while coming to understand the opportunities that feminism presents as a way of seeing, knowing, and representing the world.
Students will need to read assigned texts carefully and be prepared to discuss them in class. There will be several small projects designed to teach students through action how to conduct feminist research. Students will develop and revise a research proposal that will be the basis for further independent work.