Enrollment Procedures and Requirements
To register, please contact the co-ordinator, Dr Joanne Wright, Tilley 215.
Admission to the Gender & Women's Studies Program is open to students in any faculty who have successfully completed 60 credit hours towards a degree. Students may select a Minor, Double Majors, or Joint Honours program.
With the Co-ordinator's permission, courses taken before a student enters the program may be counted for credit. (The Co-ordinator serves as academic counsellor for students in the program.)
The Minor consists of 24 credit hours of course work, chosen in consultation with the Co-ordinator of Gender & Women's Studies. The Double Major consists of 30 credit hours; Joint Honours, 36 credit hours.
GWS 1003: Introduction to GWS I
This course, open to all students, provides an introduction to GWS with an emphasis on contemporary perspectives from the humanities and social sciences. 3 ch.
GWS 2003: Introduction to GWS II
This course, open to all students, provides an introduction to GWS with an emphasis on historical perspectives from the humanities and social sciences. 3 ch.
GWS 4004: Seminar in GWS
This seminar examines some current priority issues for researchers and activists locally and globally, and it explores new theoretical and methodological perspectives for studying the gender-based aspects of society. 3 ch. (Prerequisite: GWS 1003 or 2003)
GWS 4900: Honours Thesis in GWS
The thesis option is open to and required of Joint Honours students only; it involves directed reading and research on a topic in Gender and Women’s Studies, leading to an Honours thesis. Students will consult with the Coordinator to find a suitable topic and supervisor. 6 ch. (Prerequisites: GWS 1003 or 2003 & 4004)
Core Courses (3ch each)
At least 12 credit hours will be selected from the following list of core courses, with good distribution across disciplines (normally 4). In consultation with the Coordinator, students will select the requisite number of additional courses. Course availability changes yearly. For scheduling, please search the UNB Undergraduate Timetable.
- 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
- ARTS 3000 Internship in Arts (GWS) 3ch. or 6ch.
- CLAS 3903 Women in Ancient Greece
- ED 5181 Feminist Theory and Education
- ENGL 3883 Women's Writing in English
- FR 3534 Women's Writing / Écrits de femmes
- FR 3834 Contemporary Québéquois Women Writers / Écrivaines québécoises contemporaines
- FVI 2001 Introduction to Family Violence Issues
- FVI 3002 Social/Psychological Contexts of Abuse
- HIST 3003 European Women 1450-1800
- HIST 3325 A History of Sexualities
- HIST 3326 Gender Health & Medicine
- HIST 4001 Heretics and Witches in Europe 1350-1560
- 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 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 Sex and Gender: Differences & Similarities
- RSS 4242 Gender, Sport, and Leisure
- SOCI 1543 Men and Women: Then and Now
- SOCI 2303 Sociology of 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 Reponses to Family Violence
- SOCI 4345 Sociology of Women (II)
- WLCS 4063 20th Century Women Writers
- WLCS/MUS 3799 Women in Music
- WLCS/RUSS 4061 Russian Women Writers
- WLCS/SPAN 3062 Caribbean and Latin American Women Artists.
- WLCS/SPAN 4062 Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Women Artists
In consultation with the Co-ordinator, students will select the requisite number of additional credit hours; either core or designated supplementary courses. With prior approval, courses in the Gender Studies Program at St. Thomas University may be counted.
Some departments offer honours seminars that may be pertinent. Please consult the relevant department for more details. Please consult the Co-ordinator of Gender & Women's Studies for the most recent lists of core and supplementary courses. Because of University-wide regulations, courses on women offered in Faculties other than Arts may be listed as core courses in Gender & Women's Studies, although they may not be eligible for Arts Faculty credit. Arts students seeking credit for Gender & Women's Studies courses outside their Faculty must ensure that they have Arts Faculty approval before they register for such courses.
Students interested in a Master’s or PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies develop individualized programs that may focus on women, gender, or feminist critique. IDST students take courses across the university and have thesis supervisors from various disciplines, including Gender & Women’s Studies.
Updated November 21, 2014