|Degree Code:||AWS 501||Degree Name:||PhD Programme on African Women Studies|
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The African Women’s Studies Centre will provide PhD students with rigorous grounding on the theory and methodology that interrogates the current and traditional theoretical concepts and methodologies in all fields of humanities and social sciences. The PhD programme will be by thesis but with one semester of taught courses for orientation purposes and during the identification of research topics.
The Centre offers eligible applicants a course leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in African Women Studies. The students who are expected to join this programme are those who hold Masters Degree in different disciplines including areas such as Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences. Holders of Masters Degrees in gender studies, development studies and anthropology will also be eligible for admission into this progamme. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, the African Women’s Studies Centre accommodates the plurality of theories and methodologies from its various disciplines. Of special importance to the Centre however, are the varieties and strands of the feminist theory.
The aim of this programme is to enable doctoral students to contribute to knowledge in the area of African Women’s Studies. As they make these contributions the students are expected to see their research in relation to the big picture of women’s studies in the world. Further, the students are expected to participate in the seminars at the Centre, as they conduct in depth studies in the chosen areas.
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The common regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in all the faculties shall be applicable.
Students interested in joining the programme must hold a Master’s Degree in any field of study from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.
Presentation of an acceptable thesis research proposal. Typically the proposal shall describe the area of study; key questions guiding the study and the methods to be used in seeking answers to those questions. In addition to this, a review of the existing body of research related to the topic of study and theoretical framework should be presented.
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|AWS 511||Introduction To Women And Gender Studies||View Description|
Introduction To Women And Gender Studies Description
The course will provide general knowledge on women and gender studies as well as review the historical development of the discipline. Under this course there will be an evaluation of the methodological issues, assumptions of these processes ad their appropriateness to Africa's development.
|AWS 612||Theoretical, Conceptual And Methodological Issues Guiding Research And Analysis On African Women’s Experiences.||View Description|
Theoretical, Conceptual And Methodological Issues Guiding Research And Analysis On African Women’s Experiences. Description
This course seeks to critique current feminist and gender development frameworks on their capacity to look at African Women’s worldviews. In addition to that, the course will interrogate conceptual and theoretical frameworks in identified areas and determine their appropriateness in dealing with African Women’s experiences. Another objective of the course is to interrogate research methods, tools of analysis, guiding principles and again review them for their appropriateness in the study of African Women’s worldview.