School: School of Development Studies
Centre: Advanced Centre for Women's Studies
The Master of Arts (Women's Studies), launched in 2009, builds on an earlier experience of teaching and research in Women’s Studies at TISS. Women’s Studies has had an organic link with the women’s movement along with struggles of all marginal groups in society, and is engaged with various academic disciplines to evolve a critical perspective on gender in society as well as in knowledge production.Students in this programme are exposed to debates and areas of inter-disciplinary feminist research, and relevant methodologies. At the same time they will learn a range of analytical and field-based skills, which will equip them for professional careers in academic as researchers and teachers; in journalism; in culture and the arts; as development workers and activists; in civil and administrative functions of the government, especially in women and gender departments; and in national and international organisations working on women and gender issues. In fact, this course will be useful to people from all fields who would like to us feminist knowledge to question, critique and makechanges in whatever area of work they may be involved in.The faculty come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds in economics, anthropology, medicine, science studies, sociology, political science, legal studies, education, philosophy, language and literature, always incorporating a critical feminist approach.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
Note: The semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.
Students should opt for a total of 8 credits, out of which 4 credits are to be opted from the list of courses in this table. The remaining 4 credits are to be opted from the list of CBCS Courses (2 credits from Foundation Electives and 2 credits from Open Electives) offered in Semester II.
*DS 29 is an optional for M.A. Women's Studies students and is connected to the DS 03 and DS 23 courses.
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