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SOCY 5509 Feminist Approaches to Theory and Methodology (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course examines a range of feminist, social science and philosophy of science literature that is concerned with issues of methodology. We address the following: (1) What are the basic assumptions concerning the scientific method in the existing social science literature? (2) Is there a feminist methodology? (3) To what degree is science a cultural institution influenced by economic, social and political values? (4) To what extent is science affected by sexist attitudes and to what extent does it reinforce them?

Instructor(s): Sharlene Hesse-Biber

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: May be taken as part of the Women's Studies Minor. This course was formerly called "Feminism and Methodology" and students need to note that before registration.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17