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WC5002 - Methodology in Women's Studies

Credit points: 6
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

An interdisciplinary survey of research methodologies in womens studies. Students examine theoretical issues in feminist methodologies and study examples of womens studies research in history, art/literary criticism, education, the health and social sciences.

Learning Outcomes

  • to apply a methodological framework to analysis of a relevant issue in womens studies;
  • to develop and demonstrate understanding of current research methodologies in womens studies.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner.


Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Face to face teaching (2 day on campus workshop)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: critical thinking logbook (40%); research paper (60%).

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