A semester of directed reading and research where students will examine significant issues at the forefront of feminist theory and research, as well as the principal theoretical debates within the field of women’s studies. Topics chosen for discussion will depend on class interest, recent research and timeliness. Potential topics include postcolonial feminisms, women and war, and black feminist theory.
Students will pursue an original research project and will produce a thesis as their capstone to the major. Students and instructor will meet regularly in a seminar setting to discuss readings and the stages of the research project.