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WMN4020 - Feminist Research (Honours)

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Maryanne Dever


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit aims to prepare students to undertake extended research within the broad, interdisciplinary arena of feminist scholarship. It will pose a range of questions such as: What is feminist epistemology? What makes research feminist? Are there specific feminist research methods? What
particular ethical issues are raised by feminist research? How, as researchers, do we deal with the political nature of feminist research? This unit will explore differing practical modes of feminist researchand students will be required to develop and document their own researchprojects as part of this unit.


Seminar participation: 10%
A short exercise (3000 words): 30%
A long research essay based on a seminar presentation, and on a topic relevant to the student's research interests (6000 words): 60%

Contact hours

2 hours per week