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2019 September Semester
Jul 16, 2019
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WMST 100 - Introduction to Women's Studies
A study of past and present women's positions in and contributions to society from a multidisciplinary perspective. Specific topics, with a focus on western society, will include an historical overview of politics, law and the family, productive roles, health and illness, science, culture and philosophy.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and tutorial separately where applicable.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Tutorial, World Wide Web

WMST 103 - Introduction to Gender Studies
This course explores the ways in which human beings think about and structure gender. Topics include ideologies of masculinity and femininity, gender and psychology, gendered language, the relationship between gender and sexuality, and gender in popular culture and media.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

WMST 209 - Gender and Cultural Studies: An Introduction
This course introduces students to questions of gender, media representation, and technology. Students examine the construction of femininity and masculinity in such visual technologies as advertising, video, television, and film.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

WMST 211 - Feminist Critical Thought
This course introduces students to the philosophical, cultural, and political foundations of feminist critical thought.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

WMST 220 - Gender and Literary Theory
This course provides an introduction to critical analyses of gender and their implications for literature. Students gain an overview of some current topics in gender theory and apply these to contemporary texts.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

WMST 221 - Women and Literature: A Survey
This course is a survey of works of poetry and fiction written by women in English from the Renaissance to the present. The course considers feminist theory and criticism in relation to these works.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

WMST 298 - Special Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
This course examines special topics related to women, gender, and/or sexuality. Themes studied in the course may vary from year to year. With the permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

WMST 302 - Women and the Contmporary World
This course examines the role of women in the contemporary world through a comparative examination of different societies. Topics to be addressed will include such issues as legal status, health, family, work, sexuality and violence.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Audio/Video, Seminar, World Wide Web

WMST 303 - Lesbian and Bisexual Lives
This course introduces students to lesbian and bisexual women's studies from an historical perspective as well as focusing on contemporary contexts and issues. Students will study the diversity of political perspectives among lesbian and bisexual women and how sexuality intersects with race, class, ability and cultural differences.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

WMST 304 - Contemporary Women's Writing in an International Frame
This course covers a range of contemporary women writers in an international context. Writers will be examined in relation to developments in the women's movement and in light of recent feminist literary theoretical insights into narrative, genre, and representation.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

WMST 306 - Indigenous Women: Perspectives
The purpose of this course is twofold: first to understand how Indigenous women's lives have been shaped by colonialism and secondly to delineate the global themes in their current political and social struggles to transcend the colonial legacy that continues to constrain them.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

WMST 307 - Qualitiative Research Methods
This course introduces students to a variety of research practices, including oral history, interviews, case studies, archival and library research, survey/content analysis, and field work.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Seminar, World Wide Web

WMST 309 - Gender and Film
This course addresses the construction of gender in films that focus explicitly on the question of gender in relation to class, race, sexuality, ethnicity, colonialism and nationalism. Note: students who have completed WMST 206-3 prior to 1996-97 academic year, may not take this course for credit.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

WMST 311 - History of Feminism
This course surveys the history of those various political, social and cultural movements, e.g. suffragism, women's liberation, etc., which have combined to create the phenomenon of feminism. Attention is also devoted to the diverse theories, ideas and values that underpin contemporary feminism.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

WMST 312 - An Introduction to the History of Gender
This course explores issues of gender in historical context using a case study approach.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

WMST 401 - Cultural Studies: Gender, Race and Representation
This course explores the visual expression of women artists, photographers, fashion designers and filmmakers while also examining feminist critical responses to these visual forms of expression.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

WMST 409 - Advanced Feminist Social Science Methodology
The goal of this course is twofold: first to cover current debates in feminist methodology and second to develop appropriate research strategies for an independent research project.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

WMST 410 - Feminist Political Philosophy
This course will provide an analysis and critique of both the historical and contemporary literature on feminist political philosophy from its enlightenment roots to its contemporary postmodernist critique on enlightenment notions of rationality.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

WMST 411 - Contemporary Feminist Theories
This course examines various themes and debates in recent feminist theories from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics will vary from year to year.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

WMST 413 - Topics in Aboriginal Women's Studies
This course explores topics relating to aboriginal women's studies in both Canadian and international contexts. Topics may vary from year to year. This course may be repeated for credit (maximum six credit hours).
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Final Exam, Seminar, World Wide Web

WMST 420 - Contemporary Women's Literature
This course considers contemporary women writers and their work, emphasizing their cultural diversity and considering them in the context of feminist theory. Writers may include: Nadine Gordimer, Joy Kogawa, Amy Tan and Louise Erdrich.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

WMST 498 - Selected Topics in Women's Studies
The course examines in detail topics selected by the instructor. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

WMST 499 - Independent Study in Women's Studies
This course enables students to read in depth in an area of women's studies not normally covered by established principal or ancillary courses in the Women's Studies program.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed


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