Gender and 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) 458-7422
Email: jwright@unb.ca
Website: http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/idp/gws/index.html
Co-ordinator: Dr. Joanne Wright

Faculty


  • 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
  • Gary Waite, PhD, History
  • Melanie Wiber, PhD, Anthropology
  • Thom Workman, PhD, Political Science
  • Joanne Wright, PhD, Political Science

General Information

The Interdisciplinary Gender and Women's Studies Program, offers students the opportunity to focus on 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 Gender and Women’s Studies courses, GWS1003 and GWS 2003, is open to students in all Faculties and all years. Students in any Faculty may complete a Minor in Gender and 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 Gender and 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 Gender and Women’s Studies. These include at least one of GWS 1003, Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies I and  GWS 2003, Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies II; as well as GWS 4004,  Seminar in Gender and Women’s Studies, and an additional 18 ch at the upper level chosen from the list of core 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 Gender and Women’s Studies. These include at least one of GWS 1003, Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies I and GWS 2003, Introduction to Women’s Studies II, as well as GWS 4004  Seminar in Gender and Women’s Studies and an additional 24 ch at the upper level chosen from the list of core courses available from the Co-ordinator.

Joint Honours

The GWS portion of a Joint Honours programme consists of 36ch of course work in GWS, selected in consultation with the Coordinator of Gender and Women's Studies. These 36ch include:

  1. at least one of GWS 1003, Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies I, and GWS 2003, Introduction to Women's Studies II;
  2. GWS 4004, Seminar in Gender and Women's Studies;
  3. GWS 4900, Honours Thesis in Gender and Women's Studies; and
  4. 24ch of upper-level courses chosen from the list of core courses below,

If a student is completing Joint Honours in GWS and and another program requiring an Honours thesis, 6 credit hours of upper-level or seminar courses may replace GWS 4900. Prior approval from the Coordinator of Gender and Women's Studies must be obtained.



Core Courses

ANTH 3114 Gender, Sex, and Cultures
ANTH 3704 South Asia
ANTH 4204 Gender, Kinship and Marriage
ANTH 4502 Issues in Medical Anthropology
ANTH 4702 Gender and Health
CCS 3062 Caribbean and Latin American Women Artists
CCS/MUS 3799 Women in Music
CCS 4061 Russian Women Writers
CCS 4062 Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Women Artists
CCS 4063 20th Century Women Writers
CLAS 3913 Gender and Power in Ancient Greece and Rome
ED 5181 Feminist Theory and Education
ENGL 3883 Women's Writing in English
FR 3534 Ecrits de femmes
FR 3536 Histoire de la litterature des femmes in France
FR 3834 Écrivaines québécoises contemporaines
FVI 2001 Introduction to Family Violence Issues
FVI 3002 Social and Psychological Contexts of Abuse 
HIST 3025 History and Sexaulity
HIST 3326  Gender, Health, and Medicine
HIST 3651 Growing up: Histories of Children, Youth and Family
HIST 4001 Heretic and Witches in Europe (1350-1650)
HIST 4242 Victorian Britain
HIST 4313 History of Women in Canadian Society
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
SOCI 1543 Men and Women: Then and Now
SOCI 2303 Sociology of the Families
SOCI 2313 Sociology of Women I
SOCI 2382 Sociology of Sexuality
SOCI 3006 Intervention Strategies and Programs for People who Batter
SOCI 3007 Religion and Family Violence
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

ARTS 3000, Internship in Arts, when the placement is with an organization working on gender and women's issues, will count for credit in Gender and Women's Studies. In addition, some departments offer honours seminars that may be pertinent. Please consult the relevant department for more details. Please consult the Co-ordinator of Gender and Women's Studies for the most recent list of core courses. Because Minors are subject to University-wide regulations, courses on gender and women offered in other Faculties, such as ED 5181 Feminist Theory and Education may be counted as core courses for the Gender and Women's Studies Minor, although they may not be eligible for Arts Faculty credit. Arts students seeking credit for Gender and Women's Studies courses outside their Faculty must ensure that they have Arts Faculty approval before they register for such courses.