SLST 7100: PHD SEMINAR: GETTING TO THE DISSERTATION PROPOSAL
SLST 7100 3.0 credits
The course is designed as a collaborative professionalization seminar for SLS doctoral students. Its primary purpose is to familiarize you with the various bodies of study which constitute the interdisciplinary field of Sociolegal Studies and to ethnographically understand the historical currents of scholarly activity and the institutional topography of the field, and its major forms of expression (undergraduate and graduate programs, conferences, associations, journals, book series). This is terrain that we will map together; no authoritative summary of the field and its history exists. Scholars disagree about the field’s parameters, depending upon their own disciplinary backgrounds, nationality, teaching experiences, and mentors.
The course will be very hands-on; students will be engaged in research throughout the course and present their findings. They will leave the course with a common understanding of the parameters of the interdisciplinary field, and reflect upon the ways in which the York program and its faculty are situated vis a vis the larger field.
There are no end-of-semester writing assignments. The course work will be done during the course of the semester as contributions to the collective project of a cohort helping to build the program.
Course Number: SLST 7100
Field: Socio-Legal Studies
School: York University
Date Published: January 9, 2020