Students should refer to the Departmental website for information about Ph.D. residency and timing.
The graduate option in Gender and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program for students who meet the degree requirements in Art History who wish to earn 9 credits of approved coursework focusing on gender and women's studies, and issues in feminist research and methods. The student's doctoral thesis must be on a topic centrally relating to issues of gender and/or women's studies.
A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.
Required Courses (9 credits)
ARTH 600 Advanced Professional Seminar (3 credits)
Art History : A seminar course for M.A. and Ph.D. students dealing with methodological issues in Art History.
Terms: Fall 2022
Instructors: Ross, Christine (Fall)
ARTH 701 Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination
Art History : Compulsory examination for all doctoral candidates.
Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Summer 2023
Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.
WMST 601 Feminist Theories and Methods (3 credits)
Women's Studies : Examination of feminist theories and research methods from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Terms: Fall 2022
Instructors: Ketchum, Alexandra (Fall)
WMST 602 Feminist Research Symposium (3 credits)
Women's Studies : Discussion and development of participants' research in gender and women's studies.
Terms: Winter 2023
Instructors: Sandwell, Rachel (Winter)
Prerequisite: WMST 601.
Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Option in Gender and Women's Studies.
Complementary Courses (9 credits)
An additional 9 credits in Art History, of which 3 credits must be a graduate option-approved 500- or 600-level ARTH course.
Ph.D. students must demonstrate proficiency in one or more languages other than English that is related to their dissertation research, as determined by their supervisor. Certain areas of study may require more extensive language training, which will be determined by individual supervisors. In cases where dissertation research does not require non-English proficiency, Ph.D. students must demonstrate proficiency in French.