Courses

The PhD Preparation Seminar is a mandatory course for first-year PhD students in Comparative Gender Studies at CEU. It is a workshop-style course designed to guide probationary doctoral students through the conceptualization and development of the PhD Thesis Proposal and accompanying Fields and Themes Paper, the...
Instructor: Éva Fodor
Credits: 2.0
The aim of this seminar is to help students with the writing of their dissertation. Each student presents at least one (draft) chapter, together with a (draft) table of contents, which will help clarify the function of the chapter in the thesis, and the chapter’s and thesis’s overall arguments.The seminar’s core...
Instructor: Eszter Timár
Credits: 2.0
Aims and ObjectivesThe aim of this course is to provide students from the 2nd year of their studies onwards with the skills necessary for completing a successful Gender dissertation in a timely fashion and to help students develop writing skills that they can use after the completion of their studies. 
Instructor: Andrea Kirchknopf
Credits: 2.0
This two-credit PhD course is a mandatory requirement for students in the first year of the PhD program in Comparative Gender Studies. Its aim is to critically interrogate the relationship between theoretical concepts, methodological approaches, and research outcomes with the underlying goal of incorporating...
Instructor: Elissa Helms
Credits: 4.0
This 2-credit course will familiarize students with some of the most commonly used qualitative methods of research in Gender Studies through a focus on ethnographic methods. The course aims to equip students with the skills they will need to formulate research questions, carry out the research, collect, analyze, and...
Instructor: Elissa Helms
Credits: 2.0
PhD Tutorial I is devoted to developing the structure, topics and faculty committee for the PhD Comprehensive Exam. This involves preparing the bibliography of at least 100 books and articles on topics related to the dissertation and to composing an essay explaining their selection. One group session also addresses...
Instructor: Marsha Siefert
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory Public Lecture SeriesThese are talks organized throughout the academic year that are also open to the CEU community. They are given by scholars from other universities and are a way for the students and faculty to learn about current research in the field of gender studies and to engage in dialogue with...
Instructor: Faculty, staff
Credits: 1.0
The course aims to introduce students into various approaches to problems of interpretation of literary texts. Starting from an assumption that theory and methods are closely interrelated in literary studies, the course aims to examine this connection working closely with a number of chosen texts. Students are...
Instructor: Jasmina Lukic
Credits: 2.0
The way scientists and scholars study human beings, their culture and society has often been considered to be different from the way other objects of science are studied, be it because of the reflexivity, freedom or the normativity involved in studying human beings. In addition, none of the academic disciplines is...
Instructor: Maria Kronfeldner
Credits: 4.0
Generating ‘traveling concepts’ is an inherent feature of all theories. And in feminist theory, with its intentional, self-reflexive eclecticism, the question of traveling concepts is of particular importance. Producing an interdisciplinary frame of thinking, where traditional modes of knowledge production are put in...
Instructor: Jasmina Lukic
Credits: 2.0