Women's Studies

Mailing Address: c/o Faculty of Arts
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, N.B.,
Canada, E3B 5A3 
Phone:  (506) 458-7445
Email: wjr@unb.ca
Website: http://www.unbf.ca/arts/ws/index.htm

 Faculty

Co-Ordinator: Dr. Wendy J. Robbins (English)

  • Daniel Ahern, PhD, Philosophy
  • Carolyn Bassett, PhD, Political Science
  • Anne Brown, PhD, French
  • Christa Canitz, PhD, English
  • Wendy Churchill, PhD, History
  • Lynda Eyre, PhD, Education
  • Carmen Gill, PhD, MMFC/Sociology
  • Anna Hamling, PhD, Culture and Language Studies
  • Sophie Lavoie, PhD, Culture and Language Studies
  • Randall Martin, PhD, English
  • Koumari Mitra, PhD, Anthropology
  • Sasha Mullally. PhD, History
  • James Murray, PhD, Classics
  • Nancy Nason-Clark, PhD, Sociology
  • Linda Neilson, PhD, Sociology
  • Carmen Poulin, PhD, Psychology
  • Allan Reid, PhD, Culture and Language Studies
  • Mary Rimmer, PhD, English
  • Wendy J. Robbins, PhD, English
  • Charlene Shannon, PhD, Kinesiology
  • Edith Snook, PhD, English
  • Maria Constanza Torri, PhD, Sociology
  • Gary Waite, PhD, History
  • Melanie Wiber, PhD, Anthropology
  • Thom Workman, PhD, Political Science
  • Joanne Wright, PhD, Political Science

General Information

The Interdisciplinary Women's Studies Program, established in 1986, offers students the opportunity to study the experiences and achievements of women, with a view to gaining a more complete and balanced understanding of women's and men's lives, both historically and in contemporary society.

Eligibility

Admission to the introductory Women’s Studies course, WS 2003, is open to students in all Faculties and all years. Students in any Faculty may complete a Minor in Women’s Studies. However, only students in Arts may take the Double Major or Joint Honours program; students will normally seek admission to the program from the Co-ordinator of Women’s Studies after successfully completing 45 ch.

Programs of Study

Minor

A Minor consists of 24 ch of course work, selected in consultation with the Coordinator of Women’s Studies. These include WS 2003: Introduction to Women’s Studies, WS 4004:  Seminar in Women’s Studies, and an additional 15 ch at the upper level. At least 12 ch will be chosen from the list of core courses. The remaining 6 ch will be chosen from the list of core courses or a list of designated supplementary courses available from the Co-ordinator. 

Double Major

A Double Major consists of 30 ch of course work, selected in consultation with the Coordinator of Women’s Studies. These include WS 2003: Introduction to Women’s Studies, WS 4004:  Seminar in Women’s Studies and an additional 21 ch at the upper level. At least 18 ch will be chosen from the list of core courses. The remaining 6 ch will be chosen from the list of core courses or a list of designated supplementary courses available from the Co-ordinator.

Joint Honours 

Joint Honours consists of 36 ch of course work, selected in consultation with the Coordinator of Women's Studies. These include WS 2003: Introduction to Women’s Studies, WS 4004: Seminar in Women’s Studies, and WS 4900: Honours Thesis in Women’s Studies, and an additional 21 ch at the upper level. At least 18 ch will be chosen from the list of core courses. The remaining 6 ch will be chosen from the list of core courses or a list of designated supplementary courses available from the Coordinator.

Students enrolled in a Joint Honours program must maintain an overall G.P.A. of 2.5 and a G.P.A. of 3.0 in the courses taken to fulfill the Women's Studies degree requirements.

Core Courses

ANTH 3114 Anthropology of Gender
ANTH 3704 South Asia
ANTH 4204 Gender, Kinship and Marriage
ANTH 4502 Issues in Medical Anthropology
ANTH 4702 Gender and Health
CLAS 3903 Women in Ancient Greece
ED 5181 Feminist Theory and Education
ENGL 3883 Women's Writing in English
FR 3534 Ecrits de femmes
FR 3834 Écrivaines québécoises contemporaines
FVI 2001 Introduction to Family Violence Issues
FVI 3002 Social and Psychological Contexts of Abuse 
HIST 3003 European Women 1450-1800
HIST 3325 A History of Sexualities
HIST 3326  Gender, Health, and Medicine
HIST 4001 Heretic and Witches in Europe (1350-1650)
HIST 4003 Women in the Early Modern Atlantic World
HIST 4242 Victorian Britain
HIST 4313 History of Women in Canadian Society
HIST 4323 The Family in North America
MAAC 3055 Women and Media
PHIL 3202 Philosophical Foundations of Feminism
PHIL 3315 20th Century Women Philosophers
POLS 2503 Women and Politics
POLS 3441 Women Political Thinkers
POLS 3443 Feminist Issues in Political Thought
POLS 4722  Women, Gender, and Development
PSYC 3263 Psychology of Women
PSYC 3383 Women and Mental Health
PSYC 4223 Topical Seminar in Sex and Gender
RSS 4242 Gender, Sport and Leisure
RUSS 4061 Russian Women Writers
SOCI 1543 Men and Women: Then and Now
SOCI 2303 Sociology of the Families
SOCI 2313 Sociology of Women I
SOCI 3335 Religion, Gender and Society
SOCI 3543 Sociology of Gender Relations
SOCI 3634 Violence Against Women
SOCI 4005 Feminist Theory
SOCI 4336 Families, Law and Social Policy
SOCI 4337 Legal Responses to Family Violence
SOCI 4345 Sociology of Women II: Selected Topics
SPAN/WLCS 3062 Caribbean and Latin American Women Artists
SPAN/WLCS 4062 Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Women Artists
WLCS 4063 20th Century Women Writers
WLCS/MUS 3799 Women in Music 

Some departments offer honours seminars that may be pertinent. Please consult the relevant department for more details. Please consult the Co-ordinator of Women's Studies for the most recent lists of core and supplementary courses. Because Minors are subject to University-wide regulations, courses on women offered in other Faculties, such as ED 5181 Feminist Theory and Education and NURS 4274 Iconography of the Nurse, may be counted as core courses for the Women's Studies Minor, although they may not be eligible for Arts Faculty credit. Arts students seeking credit for Women's Studies courses outside their Faculty must ensure that they have Arts Faculty approval before they register for such courses.