Gender Studies examines the social processes, cultural representations, relations of power, and types of understanding that generate a variety of gendered perspectives and experience worldwide. Our concentrate on gender being an analytic category facilitates a range of scholarly collaborations, generating cutting-edge research across fields as diverse because the social sciences, the humanities and humanities, natural sciences, and policy studies. Groups of difference that articulate with gender – for example race, ethnicity, class, and religion – are vertical grids of attention through the doctorate degree program. The Department emphasizes integrative and transdisciplinary modes of research for study regarding sexualities and sexual identities physiques as well as their technologization and medicalization representation and social/cultural production and feminist epistemologies.
Three unique core courses make up the heart from the program:
G600 Concepts of Gender
G603 Feminist Theories
G702 Researching Gender Issues
The needs with this doctorate degree are 90 credit hrs past the bachelors degree configured as a minimum of 48 credit hrs of graded course work as well as an additional 42 dissertation credit or coursework credit hrs (typically as 899 or 901).
Each doctorate candidate will complete three needed core courses involving theory, methodology, research skills, and professional development: G600 Concepts of Gender, G603 Feminist Theories, G702 Researching Gender Issues. Candidates may also develop a 12-credit-hour minor, which needs to be taken externally (e.g. in another department) or perhaps in an authorized program indexed by the Graduate Bulletin. Elective courses complete the needed hrs of gender-related course work.
Only individuals students planning to pursue the Ph.D. is going to be accepted towards the program. However, a Master’s degree might be acquired upon acceptable completing its needs, that are: a minimum of 30 credits obviously work effectively earned, including 12 credits of outdoors GNDR courses and 9 credits of core GNDR courses and only an extensive MA exam or perhaps a substantive research paper (MA thesis) of roughly 50 pages.
Qualifying examinations (both written and dental) should be taken within 9 several weeks from the completing course work. Upon effective completing the qualifying examination and presentation of the acceptable dissertation proposal, a student is going to be nominated to candidacy for that Ph.D. The Dissertation Committee, which should be authorized by the Dean from the Graduate School, will result in directing and evaluating the thesis. Students complete as much as 30 credit hrs of dissertation research and write and defend their dissertation. The dissertation defense can serve as the ultimate dental examination and can cover topics associated with the dissertation and section of specialization.
Gender Studies doesn’t need proficiency inside a language unless of course an applicant is involved in the type of gender scholarship that language proficiency could be necessary. The DGS determines the strategies by which proficiency is shown.
Past the needed core course G702 Researching Gender Issues, there’s no specific research-related skill requirement.
However, a student’s consultant may need additional competency in (a) research skill(s) appropriate to that particular student’s dissertation subject. Such needs can include competency inside a second language, record methods, questionnaire development, ethnographic methods, interviewing techniques, textual or media analysis, computing/internet/website owner operations, specific laboratory skills, other research and technical skills, or appropriate mixtures of these. These studies should be carried out at the start of the candidate’s graduate career. The assessment and completing any needed research competencies normally should be certified through the DGS just before admittance to candidacy.
In conjuction with the general policy mentioned within the Bulletin from the College Graduate School, the Department of Gender Studies need as much as 30 transfer credits in to the graduate program, susceptible to your application from the DGS. Grades received for transfer courses should be B or better. Coursework taken at another institution toward an MA can transfer to IUB for PhD credit, but when students elects to depart the IUB program having a MA, credits earned at another college can’t be applied.
Additional Needs after Admission with Master’s Degree
Candidates accepted having a master’s degree from another institution might be needed to consider additional preparatory work, based on their background training. This program is going to be made the decision in consultation using the student’s faculty consultant and also the DGS.
Upon effective completing the qualifying examination and presentation of the acceptable dissertation proposal, a student is going to be nominated to candidacy for that Ph.D. The Dissertation Committee, which should be authorized by the Dean from the Graduate School, will result in directing and evaluating the thesis. The dissertation is defended orally. Doctorate candidates will also be needed to provide a public lecture around the nature of the dissertation sooner or later before the defense using the committee.
The dissertation defense can serve as the ultimate dental examination and can cover topics associated with the dissertation and area(s) of specialization. We help remind you the College Graduate bulletin represents the legal contract between graduated pupils and Indiana College and could be available at bulletins.iu.edu/iu/gradschool/2014-2015/index.shtml