Spring 2014

Ideas and Methods in the Study of Gender


Amrita Basu (Section 01)


This seminar will explore the influence of gender studies and of feminism on our research questions, methods and the way we situate ourselves in relationship to our scholarship. For example, how can we employ ethnography, textual analysis, empirical data and archival sources in studying the complex ties between the local and the global, and the national and the transnational? Which ideas and methods are best suited to analyzing the varied forms of women’s resistance across ideological, class, racial and national differences? Our major goal will be to foster students' critical skills as inter-disciplinary, cross cultural writers and researchers. This course counts as a proseminar designed for juniors and seniors in WAGS.

Requisite: WAGS 100 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 20 students. Not open to first-year students. Spring semester. Professor Basu.

WAGS 300 - L/D

Section 01
W 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM CLAR 100


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016