Feminist and Queer Methods of Inquiry

Feminist and queer scholarship informs methods of information gathering and distribution, and challenges philosophies of science and how science has begun to address these challenges. The course examines how feminist, queer, and contemplative ways of knowing can inform the research process, and explores postcolonial, diasporic, and critical race perspectives on feminist epistemology. Students take a contemplative tour through diverse methods of inquiry, including but not limited to memoir, observation, participant observation, archival research, and experimentation. Through personal reflection and observation of gender in the world, students create diverse work products that both bear witness to gender in the everyday world and stand in resistance to oppressive power structures.
Course Number: INTD310
Units: 3.0