GNDR.490 Seminar in Gender Studies

Seminar in Gender Studies

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36398
Status Active

This course serves as a capstone experience for advanced students, helping them to make connections between the gender studies classes they have taken and their main course of study or some other area of interest. This seminar provides a framework for students to integrate what they have learned, thus moving their experience in the program from a multi--perspectival examination of gender to a more cohesive and integrated approach encapsulated in a final project. This project will draw upon the methods, knowledge theory, end products, etc. of at least two distinct disciplines, integrating these disciplinary insights in order to solve a complex problem or analyze a complicated issue related to gender. Students will benefit from working with peers in small groups and as a whole class, learning how other students synthesize what they have learned about gender issues and how their lived experience influences their perspectives on such things as the intersection of gender with socio-economic position, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and other factors. The professor who leads this seminar will be both a resource and a catalyst; students will learn about gender and advanced research, and they will be prompted to reach their academic potential.