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Research Seminar in Gender & Sexuality Studies

Overview of Class

This course surveys a range of research methods from the humanities and social sciences suitable for the interdisciplinary disciplines of gender and sexuality studies. Readings and other course materials will include classic and new work on gender and sexuality from disciplines such as art history, literary studies, history, sociology, anthropology, performance studies, African-American studies, Latino studies and Asian-American studies. Where possible, we will use texts written by Northwestern faculty or guest speakers and invite them to participate in our discussions. In class, we will take these materials apart to see exactly how they were made: research goals, research methods, writing up results, etc. Course requirements include class participation and short writing assignments; in lieu of a final, students will write a research proposal for a planned project that would involve primary research on gender and/or sexuality. Back to top