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Feminist Studies

Director: Heather Hadlock

Program Committee: Heather Hadlock (Music), Shelley Correll (Sociology), Helen Longino (Philosophy), Valerie Miner (Feminist Studies), Londa Schiebinger (History), Elizabeth Tallent (English), Christine Min Wotipka (Education)

Resource Faculty:

Anthropology: Melissa Brown, Paulla Ebron, Miyako Inoue, Sarah Jain, Matthew Kohrman, Barbara Voss, Sylvia Yanagisako

Art and Art History: Terry Berlier, Wanda Corn (emeritus), Pamela Lee, Melinda Takeuchi

Asian Languages: James R. Reichert, Yoshiko Matsumoto

Biology: Joan Roughgarden

Business: Joanne Martin (emeritus)

Classics: Maud Gleason, Susan Stephens

Comparative Literature: Patricia Parker

Developmental Biology: Ellen Porzig

Drama: William Eddelman (emeritus), Harry J. Elam, CherrŪe Moraga, Peggy Phelan

Education: Susanna Loeb, Myra Strober, Joy Williamson, Christine Min Wotipka

English: Eavan Boland, Terry Castle, Michele Elam, Barbara Gelpi (emeritus), Andrea Lunsford, Paula Moya, Stephen Orgel, Ramůn SaldŪvar, Stephen Hong Sohn, Jennifer Summit, Elizabeth Tallent

Feminist Studies: Nicole Baran, Kathleen Coll, Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Susan Krieger, Valerie Miner

French and Italian: Carolyn Springer

German Studies: Russell Berman, Kathryn Strachota

History: Philippe Buc, Paula Findlen, Estelle Freedman, Allyson Hobbs, Katherine Jolluck, Nancy Kollmann, Carolyn Lougee Chappell, Paul Robinson (emeritus), Londa Schiebinger, Matthew Sommer, Laura Stokes, Kšren Wigen

Human Biology: Anne Firth-Murray, Marcia Stefanick

Iberian and Latin American Cultures: Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano

Law: Deborah Rhode

Linguistics: Penelope Eckert, Arnold Zwicky

Medical School: Ann Arvin, Helen Blau, Roy King, Cheryl Koopman, Iris Litt (emeritus)

Music: Heather Hadlock

Philosophy: Helen Longino, Debra Satz

Political Science: Lisa Blaydes, Terry Karl

Psychology: Albert Bandura, Laura Carstensen, Hazel Markus

Religious Studies: Charlotte Fonrobert, Hester Gelber, Linda Hess

Slavic Languages and Literatures: Monika Greenleaf

Sociology: Shelley Correll, Paula England, Cecilia Ridgeway

Program Office: Serra House, 589 Capistrano Way

Mail Code: 94305-8640

Phone: (650) 723-2412

Email: zamoram@stanford.edu

Web Site: http://feminist.stanford.edu

Courses offered by the Program in Feminist Studies are listed under the subject code FEMST on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site.

The interdepartmental Program in Feminist Studies provides students with the background and skills to investigate the significance of gender and sexuality in all arenas in human life. The program coordinates courses offered across the University into a curriculum in feminist and queer/LGBT studies, with an emphasis on diversity and transnationality. Feminist Studies majors examine how societies structure gender roles, relations, and identities, and how these intersect with other relations of power, such as class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and age. Students employ feminist theories and methodologies to expand and reevaluate the assumptions about gender and sexuality that inform the study of individuals, cultures, social institutions, policy, and other areas of scholarly inquiry. The program prepares majors for graduate study in humanities and social sciences, and for professional schools.

Each Feminist Studies student builds an individual program of study around a self-defined thematic focus, integrating courses from multiple departments. The Program offers an undergraduate major and minor, and an interdisciplinary honors program that is open to students in all majors. The program encourages work in the arts and supports creative honors theses.

Feminist Studies awards the annual Michelle Z. Rosaldo Prizes and Francisco Lopez Prizes for the best undergraduate scholarship on women, feminism, gender, or sexuality. The Rosaldo Prizes are awarded for the best essay and honors thesis or master's paper in the social sciences, and the Lopez Prizes for the best essay and honors thesis or master's paper in the humanities. See http://stanford.edu/dept/femstudies/opportunities for details.

Curriculum guidelines and forms for the major, minor, and honors are available at the Feminist Studies office or at http://feminist.stanford.edu. Students interested in Feminist Studies should consult the program mentor.

Mission of the Undergraduate Program in Feminist Studies

The Program in Feminist Studies provides students with the background and skills necessary to investigate the significance of gender and sexuality in all arenas in human life. Students in the major examine how gender is embedded in society, intersecting with other relations of power such as class, race, ethnicity, sexuality and age. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and coordinates courses offered on women, gender, sexuality, and feminism across campus. Students learn to incorporate feminist perspectives to expand and reevaluate the assumptions at work in traditional disciplines in the study of individual cultures, social institutions, policy, and other areas of scholarly inquiry. The program provides majors with excellent preparation for graduate or professional schools.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The program expects undergraduate majors in the program to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes. These learning outcomes are used in evaluating students and the program's undergraduate program. Students are expected to demonstrate:

  1. ability to develop effective and nuanced lines of interpretation.
  2. critical thinking skills in analysis of original research results.
  3. facility with the methodologies and presuppositions underlying interpretive positions in secondary literature.
  4. analytical writing skills and close reading skills.

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