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WMN3020 - Feminist Research

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Maryanne Dever


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


What makes research feminist? Is it different from research on, by or about women? Are there specific feminist research methods? What is feminist epistemology? How are aspects of feminist theory applied in conducting research? These are some of the questions that this unit will address as it introduces students to recent feminist research methodologies in a range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. The unit will explore differing practical modes of feminist research in addition to enhancing students' own research skills. Students develop and document their own research projects as part of the unit.


Library exercise/short essay (3000 words): 30%
Long essay or documented research project (6000 words): 60%
Seminar participation: 10%

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour seminar) per week