Gender and Women's Studies
Gender and Women's Studies program description.
NOTE: See the beginning of Section H for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.
|GWS1003||Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies I||3 ch [W]|
|GWS2003||Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies II||3 ch [W]|
This entry-level course, which is recommended for both first-and second-year students, explores the study of gender and women’s equality issues with particular focus on women’s activism from the 19th century to the present. It also examines the diverse theoretical approaches within feminist scholarship to outline broad terms of debate, and investigates specific feminist arguments in regard to written and visual representations and explores various socio-political issues. Topics covered will be viewed through multiple lenses (race, class, gender, sexual orientation) with a primary focus on sexual and reproductive health, paid and unpaid labour, political institutions and the status of women, the wage gap and female poverty, violence and family relations.
|GWS4004||Seminar in Gender and Women's Studies||3 ch [W]|
Critically examines the assumptions underlying existing disciplines as they relate to the study of women and men, and explores new theoretical and methodological perspectives for studying the gender-based aspects of society.
|GWS4900||Honours Thesis in Gender and Women's Studies||6 ch|
Involves directed reading and research leading to an Honours thesis on a topic in Gender and Women's Studies. Students will consult with the Coordinator in finding a suitable topic and thesis supervisor.