Centre for Women's Development Studies, Delhi
Research Training Course in
(Eligibility: A Master's Degree in the Social Sciences/ Humanities
|Course Duration|| |
: 1st November, 2011 to 9th December, 2011
|Timing||: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.|
: Centre for Women's Development Studies
Last date for submitting application: 5th October, 2011
Course Fee: Rs.2000/- (for Teachers); Rs.1000/- (for Fellowship holders); Rs.500/- (for Students/ others without Fellowship)
*Note: Selected outstation candidates will receive accommodation in Delhi and AC III Tier Train Fare
Introduction and Rationale for the Proposed Course:
Structure of the Course:
The course will be structured around interactive sessions with CWDS and guest faculty, library consultation, assignments and preparation of a research proposal.
The course follows a cluster approach, and is structured around 10 thematic clusters or units. Each of these clusters consists of a number of interactive sessions, library work and assignments to students, who will make presentations on the theme at the end of each cluster. At an early stage of the course each student will identify his or her area of interest and begin working on a research proposal. At the end of the course, each student will make a presentation of their proposal to the entire group and receive critical feedback.
The course will be conducted over a period of six weeks, five days each week (with the exception of holidays). Each day will consist of at least two interactive sessions with the concerned faculty, in the morning and afternoon, including library consultation and reading.
The broad themes of the course are as follows:
I. Introduction to Women's Studies in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Questions of disciplines, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity. Women's studies and the Women's Movement.
II. History – its significance and criticality for gender and feminism.
III. Concepts in Women's Studies: Patriarchy, Gender, Sexuality, Femininity and Masculinity, Feminism, and so on.
IV. State, Citizenship and Rights:
VI. Labour, Class and Gender
VII. Culture and Representation
VIII. Caste, Community, Family
IX. Law, Justice, Equality
X. Health and Disability