Sample Two-Year Program

Feminist Studies Graduate Students are expected to fulfill their course requirements by the end of their second year of graduate study, if not sooner.  The following ‘sample two-year program” suggests the graduate classes that will be offered by Feminist Studies Faculty in any two-year cycle.  

By their third year of study, Feminist Studies Graduate students will focus on their area of research, and on preparing for their Ph.D. qualifying exam.  Students are expected to take their exam at the end of their third year of study, or shortly thereafter.  

After passing their Ph.D. qualifying exam, students takes courses in the 290 sequence until they submit their dissertation.  The normative time to completion of the Ph.D. is seven years.   

The following “sample program” suggests a potential two-year course of Feminist Studies graduate classes.  Not listed, but included in any hypothetical program, are graduate courses taken with affiliated faculty, especially after feminist studies requirements have been fulfilled.   

Year 1   

Fall:
FMST 200*    Feminist Theories (Atanasoski)       
FMST 212      Feminist Theory and the Law (Dent)
FMST 297F    Collaborative Research and Advising (2 units)

Winter:
FMST 201*    Feminist Methodologies (Barad)
FMST 260      Black Feminist Reconstruction (Aptheker)
FMST 297F    Collaborative Research and Advising (2 units)

Spring:

FMST 202*     Disciplinin Knowledge (Schaeffer-Grabiel)
FMST 207     Queer Globalizations and Racial Formations (Arondekar)
FMST 297F   Collaborative Research and Advising (2 units)

Year 2  

Fall:
FMST 200*   Feminist Theories (Dent)  
FMST 203     Feminist Pedagogies (Aptheker)
Electives**   from among the graduate courses taught by Affiliated Faculty
FMST 297F   Collaborative Research (2 units)

Winter:
FMST 201*    Feminist Methodologies (Atanasoski)
FMST 214      Feminist Science Studies (Barad)
Electives**    from among the graduate courses taught by Affiliated Faculty
FMST 297F    Collaborative Research (2 units)

Spring:
FMST 202*   Disciplining Knowledge (Arondekar)
FMST 208     Social Science Research and Social Representation
FMST 211    Sexuality, Race, and Migration in the Americas (Scaheffer-Grabiel)
FMST 297F   Collaborative Research (2 units)  

* NOTE: the 200, 201, and 202 courses will be taught by different members of the Feminist Studies Department.