2018-2019 Undergraduate Calendar

Women's and Gender Studies  
Director Shannon Moore Professors Andrea Doucet, Ana Isla Associate Professors Margot Francis, Wendee Kubik Assistant Professor Robyn Bourgeois Participating Faculty Maureen Connolly (Kinesiology), June Corman (Sociology), Christine Daigle (Philosophy), Shannon Moore (Child and Youth Studies), Trent Newmeyer (Recreation and Leisure Studies), Jennifer Thiessen (Library), Dawn Trussell (Recreation and Leisure Studies), Liette Vasseur (Biological Sciences) Co-operating Centres and Departments: Applied Linguistics, Canadian Studies, Child and Youth Studies, Classics, Communication, Popular Culture and Film, Health Sciences, Economics, Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education, English Language and Literature, Geography, History, Intercultural Studies, Kinesiology, Labour Studies, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Sociology, Sport Management, Tourism Management, Visual Arts  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Elizabeth Wasylowich 905-688-5550, extension 4330 Mackenzie Chown D 411 Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study distinguished by its focus on the experiences of a range of different women, - past and present - and analyses of gender. Women's and Gender Studies courses invite both male and female students to explore the interplay of gender and power, with careful attention to the intersections of race, class, sexuality, colonialism and imperialism. Women's and Gender Studies students engage with women's texts and cultural artifacts, examine national and international gender politics and activism, experience innovative teaching, and develop skills in feminist theory and research methods. Students of Women's and Gender Studies are well equipped to bring a critical analysis to a range of careers including those in education, business and management, law, health, government and social services. The Women's and Gender Studies program aims to provide a supportive and intellectually challenging environment to women in the university and it maintains active links to women's organizations in the community. The Centre for Women's and Gender Studies is dedicated to the memory of the fourteen women students whose deaths in 1989 at the École Polytechnique dramatized the need for a greater understanding of systemic and structural violence against women both locally and globally.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  Students intending to pursue an Honours degree should take WGST 2P90 and 2P91 in year 2.  
2.  With the permission of the Director of Women's and Gender Studies, courses in related disciplines numbered 3(alpha)90 or above may be considered for WGST credits.  
3.  Courses from other departments may be given a Women's and Gender Studies credit. A course outline must be approved by the Director.  
4.  SOCI 1F90 is recommended in year 1, WGST 2Q93, 2Q94 and PSYC 3P31 are recommended in year 2 of the Social Service Worker articulation agreement program.  
5.  BIOL 1F25, 1F26 or SCIE 1P50 and 1P51 are recommended.  
6. 

In 20 credit Honours degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In this 20 credit with Major degree program a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least four credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least two credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 15 or 20 credits may be taken.

 
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- WGST 1F90
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit (see program note 5)
- two elective credits
Year 2
- WGST 2P90 and 2P91
- WGST 2P94 or 2Q99
- WGST 2P96 or 2P99
- one WGST credit
- two elective credits
Year 3
- WGST 3F95, 3P90 and 3P91
- one WGST credit
- two elective credits
Year 4
- One WGST credit
- one WGST credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one WGST credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- two elective credits
 
BA with Major Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- WGST 1F90
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit (see program note 5)
- two elective credits
Year 2
- WGST 2P90 and 2P91
- WGST 2P94 or 2Q99
- WGST 2P96 or 2P99
- one WGST credit
- two elective credits
Year 3
- WGST 3F95, 3P90 and 3P91
- one WGST credit
- two elective credits
Year 4
- One WGST credit
- two WGST credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- two elective credits
 
Pass Program Go to top of document
Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.  
Combined Major Program Go to top of document
Honours Go to top of document
Year 1
- WGST 1F90
- one credit from the co-major discipline
- one Sciences context credit (see program note 5)
- one Humanities context credit
- one elective credit
Year 2
- WGST 2P90 and 2P91
- WGST 2P94 or 2Q99
- WGST 2P96 or 2P99
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit
Year 3
- WGST 3P90 and 3P91
- one WGST credit
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit
Year 4
- One and one-half WGST credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one-half WGST credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- two credits from the co-major discipline (see program note 6)
- one elective credit
 
Women's and Gender Studies and Sociology BA with Major Go to top of document
Consult the Sociology entry for a listing of the program requirements.  
Pass Go to top of document
Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.  
Certificate Program Go to top of document
The Centre for Women's and Gender Studies also offers a Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies. It provides an overview for interested persons who already have a degree in a different field or who do not wish to proceed to a degree. It is of special interest to people working in a related field. The admission requirements are the same as for the degree program. Prospective students should consult with the Director before beginning the certificate program. The certificate is awarded upon completion of the following courses with an overall average of 60 percent:
- Two credits from WGST 1F90, 2P00, 2P90 and 2P91
- WGST 2P94 or 2Q99
- WGST 2P96 or 2P99
- two WGST credits (see program note 3)
 
Minor Program Go to top of document
Students in other disciplines can obtain a minor in Women's and Gender Studies within their degree program by completing the following courses with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- WGST 1F90
- three WGST credits
 
Brock/Colleges Articulation Agreement Go to top of document
Social Service Worker-Sheridan College Go to top of document
Year 2
- Year 2 is now closed
Year 3
- taken at Sheridan College
Year 4
- WGST 3F95, 3P90 and 3P91
- one WGST credit numbered 2(alpha)90 to 3(alpha)99
- one and one-half WGST credits numbered 3(alpha)90 to 4(alpha)99
- one-half elective credit
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates a primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. WGST 1F90 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Overview of sociocultural, political, and theoretical approaches to, and historical and philosophical foundations of the gendered experience. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. #WGST 2F14 Decolonizing Indigenous Women's Identities (also offered as INDG 2F14 and SOCI 2F14) Indigenous women's identities from social, cultural and political perspectives emphasizing culture, tradition and spirituality. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABST 2F14. WGST 2P00 Classic and Contemporary Discourses in Women's and Gender Studies Issues-based approach to the gender-intersected character of society and culture within a variety of feminist theoretical frameworks. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Note: may include online components. *WGST 2P17 Reclaiming Indigenous Women's Literary Traditions (also offered as INDG 2P17) Indigenous women's literature and the stories embedded within the literature as they apply to Indigenous women's histories. Emphasis on decolonizing, reclaiming and strategies of resistance through writing. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to ABWC students until date specified in Registration guide. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABST 2P17. #WGST 2P20 Sexualities and Society (also offered as SOCI 2P20) Topics may include the structuring of sexual identities, sexuality and inequality, legal and social regulation of sexuality, and social justice issues. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined) majors, WGST, CRAS and SOCI minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90 or SOCI 1F90. #WGST 2P21 Sociology of Families (also offered as SOCI 2P21) Sociological approaches to families as sites of social reproduction. Topics may include Canadian and global perspectives on gender and generation in family life, families and inequality, family-based state and legal regulation, families and social justice struggles. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined) majors, WGST, CRAS and SOCI minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, 2P00, SOCI 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in CHYS 3P38. #WGST 2P51 Sociology of Gender (also offered as SOCI 2P51) Sociological approaches to gendered social structures, social relations and identities. Topics may include historical and cross-cultural perspectives on gender, the gendering of social institutions and everyday lives, and struggles for gender equality. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90 or SOCI 1F90. #WGST 2P56 Gender in Modern European History (also offered as HIST 2P56) Men's and women's roles and experiences, and changing notions of femininity and masculinity, from the French Revolution to the present day. Intersection of gender with citizenship, nationalism, imperialism, class, work, education and war. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. #WGST 2P61 Women in the Ancient World (also offered as CLAS 2P61) Women's social roles, environment and legal rights including conceptions of the female and ideals of women. Consideration given to women from other parts of the Mediterranean such as Etruria, Egypt and the Near East, focusing on women in Greek and Roman society. Emphasis on the nature and limitations of the various types of evidence. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. *WGST 2P86 Women, Gender and the Economy (also offered as CANA 2P86, LABR 2P86 and SOCI 2P86) Women in the Canadian labour market. Topics include allocation of time between the household and labour market, gender segregation in the work place, how earnings are determined, causes of occupational and earning difference by gender, role of investment in education and discrimination, recent developments in the labour market and their impact on women and men, and selected policy issues. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 4.0 overall credits. Note: may be offered online. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ECON 2P86. *WGST 2P90 Women and Gender: Sexuality, Class, Ethnicity (also offered as SOCI 2P90) Diverse theoretical perspectives on the production of gender through the intersection of sexuality, class, ethnicity and other expressions of social inequality. Classic feminist perspectives will be applied to these issues and related social policies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined) majors, WGST, CRAS and SOCI minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90, SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor. WGST 2P91 Historical Perspectives on Women and Gender Important topics in women's history, and disparate understandings of gender, from the 14 to mid-20 centuries focusing on Britain and North America. Topics may include work, eugenics, suffrage, sexuality, witchcraft, education, immigration and colonization. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90 or permission of the instructor. WGST 2P94 Feminist Philosophy The views of various feminist philosophers focusing on important debates from the analytic and continental traditions. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in PHIL 2P94. *WGST 2P96 Women, Gender and Development (also offered as LABR 2P96 and SOCI 2P96) Theoretical paradigms of development (economic development, sustainable development and women/gender in development) and the debates surrounding them. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, LABR 1F90, 1F99, SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in INTC 2P96. *WGST 2P97 Indigenous Feminisms (also offered as INDG 2P97 and SOCI 2P97) Re-conceptualizes feminisms within a transnational Indigenous framework. Topics include debates within Indigenous knowledge production, analyses of genders and sexualities, violence, poverty, the politics of reproduction, cultural identities, media, and environmental and social justice. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, one INDG (ABST) credit, SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor. WGST 2P98 Sexuality Studies: Foundations Introduction to the transdisciplinary fields of knowledge in 'sexuality studies'. Exploration of cultural, economic, historical, legal, health and political approaches to sexuality emphasizing the intersections of class, gender, gender identity, race, age, ethnicity, nationality, religion. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 4.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90 or SOCI 1F90. *WGST 2P99 Gender in Canada: Global Contexts (also offered as SOCI 2P99) Impact of government policies on society as a result of neoliberal globalization. Topics may include Indigenous rights, migrant workers, reproductive justice, gendered racism, and activist movements for change. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WGST 2P90 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in INTC 2P99. *WGST 2Q90 Parenting: 'Family', Images, Issues and Patterns (also offered as CHYS 2Q90 and SOCI 2Q90) Parenting as it is theorized/analyzed in interdisciplinary feminist scholarship and portrayed in fictional or autobiographical writings and art forms. The historical, socio-cultural, sexual and political construction of gender and families. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, CHYS 1F90, SOCI 1F90. #WGST 2Q92 Work, Equity and Diversity (also offered as LABR 2Q92) How various inequalities, such as those based on gender, race, ethnicity, nation, sexuality, ability and citizenship status, are reproduced and resisted in workplaces, workers' organizations, employment policy, and projects of social change. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, LABR 1F90, 1F99 or SOCI 1F90. #WGST 2Q93 Women in North America to 1865 (also offered as HIST 2Q93) Major themes in the history of women in Canada and the United States: native and European women in New France and British North America; women in the American Revolution; the lives of enslaved women; women and industrialization; women in the west; and social reform. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. #WGST 2Q94 Women in North America, 1865 to the Present (also offered as HIST 2Q94) Major themes in the history of women in Canada and the United States: emancipation; industrialization and immigration; suffrage and social movements; gender, race and ethnicity; women and the two world wars; and feminism in the 1960s and 1970s. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. *WGST 2Q99 Women, Gender and Literature (also offered as ENGL 2Q99) Feminist perspectives on representations of women, gender and writing, focusing on Western and/or World Literature. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in INTC 2Q99. #WGST 2V20-2V29 Studies in Writing by Women (also offered as ENGL 2V20-2V29) Selected topics in women's writing. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90, one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. WGST 2V90-2V99 Selected Topics in Women's Studies Topics selected on the basis of faculty expertise. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90 or 2P00. WGST 3F95 Practicum Theoretically grounded engagement with practical work relevant to feminism, activism and research. Lectures, 6 hours alternating weeks; community placements. Note: placements with non-profit community groups supplemented with in-class readings and research. The placement matching process begins in the summer, students are expected to check their Brock email accounts regularly. WGST 3M00-3M10 Special Topics in Women's Studies Topics selected on the basis of faculty expertise. Prerequisite(s): WGST 2P90 or permission of the instructor. WGST 3P00 Gender Justice and Women's Movements Social and political movements leading to gender justice in Canada. Historical analysis of struggles for equity and justice focusing on 1950 to the present. Topics may include political participation, activist social movements, reproductive justice, re-defining family and equity in labour market participation. A comparative approach may be taken. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 7.5 overall credits. *WGST 3P03 Beauty, Bodies and Cultures (also offered as SOCI 3P03) Intersectional examination of the social constructions of beauty and the regulation of bodies in historical and contemporary periods, as well as in national and global contexts. Topics may include fashion, fitness and cosmetic industries, eating disorders, representations of racialized others, plastic surgery and genital surgeries. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, 2P00, SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor. #WGST 3P08 Gender and Art (also offered as STAC 3P08 and VISA 3P08) Gender and identity politics in art and visual culture. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor. Note: field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. #WGST 3P20 Queer Communities and Popular Culture (also offered as SOCI 3P20) Growth of queer communities and their influence on popular print, audio and visual media. Topics include gay, lesbian, bisexual, two-spirited and transgendered (glbtt) influence on contributions to a wide range of culture including film, fashion, sport, theatre and cyberspace. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined) majors, WGST, CRAS and SOCI minors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 7.0 overall credits or 2.0 SOCI credits above SOCI 1F90. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90 or SOCI 1F90. #WGST 3P38 Sociology of Gender, Families and Care (also offered as SOCI 3P38) Sociological approaches to the changing practices and institutions of motherhood and fatherhood. Gendered issues of paid labour, social reproduction and care work, global care chains, and social policy. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined) majors and minors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 7.0 overall credits or 2.0 SOCI credits above SOCI 1F90. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90 or SOCI 1F90. Note: SOCI 2P51 is recommended. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WGST (LABR/SOCI) 3P30. WGST 3P41 Directed Studies I Guided reading on a topic not covered in regular course offerings. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits and permission of the Director. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise the tutorial. A faculty supervisor must be confirmed prior to registration. WGST 3P42 Directed Studies II Guided reading on a topic not covered in regular course offerings. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits and permission of the Director. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise the tutorial. A faculty supervisor must be confirmed prior to registration. #WGST 3P44 Gender and Sexuality in Childhood and Youth (also offered as CHYS 3P44 and SOCI 3P44) Historical, cross-cultural, and sociological approaches to the development of gender identities and sexuality amongst children and adolescents. Topics include the role of families, schools, peers and state policies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), CHYS (single or combined), CHYS BA (Honours)/BEd (Primary/Junior), SOCI (single or combined) majors and minors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to WGST (single or combined), CHYS (single or combined), CHYS BA (Honours)/BEd (Primary/Junior), SOCI (single or combined) majors, GHUM, SOSC students, WGST, CHYS, CRAS and SOCI minors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 7.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 2P90, 2P91, CHYS 2P38, SOCI 2P00 (2P13) and 2P11, 2P38. #WGST 3P45 Sociology of African Canadians (also offered as SOCI 3P45) Sociological perspectives and issues in the lives of African Canadians. Topics may include contemporary and historical immigration patterns, slavery, criminal justice, family, gender analysis, racism, sexual identity, labour, the civil rights movement, desegregation, Diasporan debates, and contributions in arts and science. Addresses men's and women's issues equally. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: Students must have a minimum of 7.0 overall credits or 2.0 SOCI credits above SOCI 1F90. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, 2P00, SOCI 1F90 #WGST 3P47 Indigenous Women's Literature: Activism and Empowerment (also offered as INDG 3P47) Stories embedded within the literature as they apply to contemporary settings. Exploration of the power of Indigenous women's writing as a political and educational tool. Seminar, 3 hour per week. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABST 3P47. #WGST 3P51 Gender and Society (also offered as SOCI 3P51) Sociological approaches to gender as an organizing principle in society. Topics may include Canadian and global perspectives on the structuring of masculinities, femininities and other genders, gendered economies, gendered politics, gendered families, and gendered popular culture. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined) majors, WGST, CRAS and SOCI minors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 7.0 overall credits or 2.0 SOCI credits above SOCI 1F90. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, 2P00, SOCI 1F90. #WGST 3P60 Gender Issues in Teaching and Learning (also offered as EDUC 3P60) Theoretical and practical aspects of feminist engagement with pedagogic processes within/against both traditional and alternative educational contexts; examination of levels and components of education from a variety of feminist theoretical perspectives; pedagogic and political consequences of ideology critique and alternative practices. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 6.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90, 2P00 or permission of the instructor. #WGST 3P61 Gender and Society in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures (also offered as CLAS 3P61 and HIST 3P61) Ancient constructions of femininity and masculinity and their relationships to the social, political and legal systems of the Greco-Roman world. Cultural regions vary. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, 2P61, CLAS 1P91, 1P92, HIST 1P98, 1P99 or permission of the instructor. #WGST 3P62 The Ancient Household (also offered as CLAS 3P62) Social structure, gender and class roles, religious rituals; Mediterranean domestic space and community relationships, urban infrastructure and social networks. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week Prerequisite(s): one credit from WGST 1F90, 2P61, CLAS 1P91, 1P92. *WGST 3P68 Gender and Health: Local and Global Issues (also offered as CHYS 3P68 and HLSC 3P68) Issues relating to women, gender and health and wellness from a critical feminist perspective. Themes on social and political contexts concerning women, girls, genders and health; social and environmental issues affecting health and illness; personal and cultural meanings of health and the body. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 6.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, CHYS 1F90, HLSC (CHSC) 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Note: may be offered online. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in CHSC 3P65 and CHSC 3P68. #WGST 3P71 Gender and Politics (also offered as POLI 3P71) Theoretical and practical issues in the relation among gender, sex and politics, such as sexual equality, and its nature and implications for public and private life. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #WGST 3P72 Women in Politics (also offered as POLI 3P72) Women's participation and influence in the political institutions, processes and policies of modern states emphasizing contemporary Canada. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #WGST 3P80 Environmental Justice (also offered as SOCI 3P80) Historical review of the relation between environment and human societies from various theoretical perspectives. Inequalities and social justice struggles. Topics may include sustainability, biodiversity, eco-tourism, population, consumerism and environmental management. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined) majors WGST, CRAS and SOCI minors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 7.0 overall credits or 2.0 SOCI credits above SOCI 1F90. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90 or SOCI 1F90. #WGST 3P81 Indigenous Mothering and Motherhood: Historical and Contemporary Realities (also offered as INDG 3P81 and SOCI 3P81) Indigenous ideologies of mothering and motherhood from a variety of perspectives. Historical mothering practices and family structures highlighting unique roles of Indigenous women in many communities. Contemporary understandings of Indigenous ideologies of motherhood. Lectures/seminar, 3 hours per week. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABST 3P80. #WGST 3P82 Women and Crime (also offered as SOCI 3P82) Feminist criminological theory and selected topics on crime, prisons and the Canadian criminal justice system as they pertain to women. Topics may include female crime rates, violence by and against women, prostitution, drug use, girl gangs, women's prisons, women police officers, women in the security sector, women and terrorism, and Domestic Violence Courts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined) majors, WGST, CRAS and SOCI minors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 7.0 overall credits or 2.0 SOCI credits above SOCI 1F90. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, 2P00, SOCI 1F90. #WGST 3P86 Indigenous Peoples in Global Perspective (also offered as INDG 3P86 and SOCI 3P86) Contemporary debates in global Indigenous movements, including the legacy of colonization, land dispossession, cultural appropriation and new developments in the areas of environmental justice, cultural revival and political sovereignty. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined) majors, WGST, CRAS and SOCI minors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 7.0 overall credits or 2.0 SOCI credits above SOCI 1F90. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, 2P00, one INDG (ABST) credit, SOCI 1F90 or permission of Department of Sociology Administrator. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in SOCI (INDG) 3P46 and ABST 3P86. WGST 3P90 Contemporary Feminist Thought Development of contemporary feminist theories. Controversies and debates among feminists around the world. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WGST 2P90 or permission of the instructor. WGST 3P91 Contemporary Feminist Research Methods Influence of various feminist and contemporary theoretical orientations on methodologies of cultural, political and rhetorical analysis, and critique. Relationships between theory and research methods, and intersections of feminist theories with traditional practices in the process of developing potential research projects. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students with a minimum of 9.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90, SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor. *WGST 3P92 Advanced Seminar in Eco-Feminism (also offered as SOCI 3P92) Different perspectives that connect or disconnect the oppression of women with the oppression of nature. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined) and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, 2P00, SOCI 1F90. #WGST 3P93 Gender and Language (also offered as LING 3P93) Role of language in the construction and maintenance of contemporary masculinities and femininities. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. WGST 3P94 Gender and the Humanities Key issues scrutinized by Women's Studies scholars in the Humanities, including the gendering of knowledge-production, debates around identity politics and the effects of the current crises in the Humanities on female students and female professors. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one WGST credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. WGST 3P95 Sexualities and Health: Critical Perspectives Feminist and trans-disciplinary perspectives on sexualities and community health Topics may include reproductive justice, LGBTQ access to healthcare, debates on sex education, HIV/AIDS policy, global sex work, sexual and gender based violence, cross-cultural translations of queer theory, and movements for sexual justice. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. *WGST 3P96 Women, Men and the Body (also offered as KINE 3P96) Critical and reflective examination of historical, philosophical, socio-cultural and religious influences on the body from a variety of feminist perspectives. Lectures, tutorial, lab, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90, KINE (PEKN) 1P93 or permission of the instructor. Note: experiential work (somatic, movement, expressive) is part of the course experience. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in PEKN 3P96. #WGST 3P97 Gender and Cinema to the 1960s (also offered as COMM 3P97, FILM 3P97 and PCUL 3P97) Representation of gender, sexuality, race, and class, and implications of spectatorship and ideology. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week, plus weekly lab. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 2P91, FILM 2F90, FILM 2P20 and 2P21 or permission of the instructor. #WGST 3P98 Gender and Contemporary Cinema (also offered as COMM 3P98, FILM 3P98 and PCUL 3P98) Representation of gender and sexuality, race and class via ideology, feminism, queer theory, and spectatorship in film and video texts since the 1960s. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week, plus weekly lab. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 2P91, FILM 2F90, PCUL 2P20 and 2P21 or permission of the instructor. WGST 3P99 Ethical Questions in Feminism Debates on bioethics, technology, sexual consent and the law from a variety of feminist philosophical perspectives. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WGST 2P90, 2P91 or the permission of the instructor. *WGST 3Q90 Indigenous Cultural Production and Activism (also offered as COMM 3Q90, INDG 3Q90, PCUL 3Q90 and SOCI 3Q90) Draws on cultural, experiential and theoretical texts to better understand Indigenous epistemologies. Examples include ImagineNative and community arts projects. Lectures, fieldwork, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 7.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, 2P00, COMM 1F90, one INDG (ABST) credit, PCUL 1F92, SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Note: students are expected to pay their own expenses. #WGST 3Q92 Care Work and Intimate Labours (also offered as LABR 3Q92) Care work and other intimate labours including child care, elder care, domestic work and sex work. Examination of how relations of gender, race and class structure care work. Topics may include social reproduction, migration, global care chains, the welfare state and care workers' organizing. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, LABR 1F90, 1F99, SOCI 1F90. WGST 3Q94 Feminist Cultural Theory Relation between culture and the lives of diverse women. Intersections between a wide array of cultural forms, artifacts and practices and the ways in which gender is experienced and lived. Issues include the production of subjectivity, knowledge and power, the production of identities, institutional constructions of gender, resistance and agency. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90 or permission of the instructor. #WGST 3Q95 Sex Work and Sex Workers (also offered as LABR 3Q95, POLI 3Q95 and SOCI 3Q95) Examination of sex work, various theoretical perspectives on sex work and their social policy implications for sex workers. Topics may include prostitution, pornography, the political economy of sex work and sex worker union organizing. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, LABR 1F90, 1F99, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, SOCI 1F90. #WGST 3Q98 Indigenous Peoples in North America (also offered as INDG 3Q98 and SOCI 3Q98) Contemporary struggles for cultural survival, land, self-determination and rights in the context of colonialism in North America. Diversity of Indigenous peoples, including their internal debates and divides. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined) majors, WGST, CRAS and SOCI minors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 7.0 overall credits or 2.0 SOCI credits above SOCI 1F90. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, 2P00, one INDG (INDG) credit, SOCI 1F90 or permission of the Department of Sociology Administrator. Completion of this course will replace previously assigned grade and credit obtained in WGST (ABST/SOCI) 3P76, ABST 3Q98 and SOCI (INDG) 3P46 . WGST 3Q99 International Field Course Transdisciplinary survey of intersectional feminist and post-colonial theory contextualized by international study abroad experiences. Emphasis on ethical praxis through engaged critical pedagogy. Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, 2P00, SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Note: takes place at different field sites from May through August for minimum of 2 weeks duration.Students are responsible for travel, accommodation and other expenses. #WGST 3V20-3V29 Advanced Studies in Writing by Women (also offered as ENGL 3V20-3V29) Selected topics in women's writing at an advanced theoretical and methodological level. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90 and one-half credit from WGST 2V90-2V99, two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or above or permission of the instructor. WGST 3V90-3V99 Special Topics in Women's Studies Topics selected on the basis of faculty expertise. Prerequisite(s): WGST 2P90. WGST 4F99 Honours Thesis Research project carried out under the supervision of a faculty adviser. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits, a minimum 75 percent major average, minimum 70 percent overall average, approval to Year 4 (honours) and permission of the Director. Note: students contemplating a thesis should consult the Director at the end of year 3 and must submit a detailed proposal in writing before May 15, prior to entering year 4. #WGST 4P01 Latin American Women's Perspectives (also offered as SPAN 4P01) Cultural production of Latin American women and their impact on society through a wide selection of media. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Note: given in English. #WGST 4P22 Education and Equity (also offered as SOCI 4P22) Selected issues in education in Canada and globally. Topics may include access, representation, experience, and careers of students, teachers and faculty; student cultures; student supervision; efforts to alter pedagogy and curriculum; and implications of globalization. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). Note: SOCI 2P22 recommended. #WGST 4P31 Women, Work and Unions (also offered as LABR 4P31 and SOCI 4P31) Theoretical and research developments concerning women's paid and unpaid work. Topics may also include union activism, collective bargaining priorities and related government policies. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), LABR (single or combined) and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1F90, LABR 1F90, 1F99, SOCI 1F90. #WGST 4P32 Sociology of Work (also offered as LABR 4P32 and SOCI 4P32) Theoretical and research developments in the sociology of work. Topics may include the impact of technological innovation on the labour process, reconceptualizations of work and leisure, changes in the gendered nature of work, role of the contemporary labour movement, and international perspectives on labour and the labour force. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), LABR (single or combined) and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): two LABR or SOCI credits or permission of the Department of Sociology Administrator. Note: SOCI 2P32 recommended. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit earned in SOCI (LABR) 4F30. #WGST 4P35 Gendered Patterns of Resistance and Survival (also offered as LABR 4P35 and SOCI 4P35) Examination of the ways in which women and men, separately and together, seek to resist and survive the social and economic turmoil of the early 21st century. Focus on individuals, families and communities, and resistance in the context of global economic reorganization. Topics may include case studies in the Niagara Peninsula. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), LABR (single or combined) and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). WGST 4P41 Directed Studies III Guided reading on a topic not covered in the regular course offerings. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 12.0 overall credits and permission of the Director. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise the tutorial. A faculty supervisor must be confirmed prior to registration. WGST 4P42 Directed Studies IV Guided reading on a topic not covered in the regular course offerings. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 12.0 overall credits and permission of the Director. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise the tutorial. A faculty supervisor must be confirmed prior to registration. #WGST 4P43 Gender, Leisure and Families (also offered as RECL 4P43) Feminist analysis on the relationship between gender, leisure and the family. Gendered aspects of leisure explored in a variety of social and cultural contexts, including families, informal and social settings, organized leisure, and the media. Issues of resistance and reconstruction of gender relations and leisure as a form of political practice. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 13.5 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90, RECL 3P11 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WGST (RECL) 3P43. #WGST 4P48 Science, Technology and Gender (also offered as HIST 4P48) Science and technology as by cultural perceptions of gender. How has gender influenced ideas of nature, determined the scientific inquiry and influenced the path of technological innovation? Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to HIST (single or combined) and HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to year 4 (honours) until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to other students with permission of the Department, and to HIST (single or combined) and HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): one HIST credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #WGST 4P51 Gender and Society (also offered as SOCI 4P51) Selected issues in gender and society. Topics may include feminist theories, work, family, state, popular culture, race, militarism and violence. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined) and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): two WGST or SOCI credits or permission of the Department of Sociology Administrator. Note: WGST 3P51 recommended. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WGST (SOCI) 4F50. #WGST 4P53 Masculinities, Culture and Economy (also offered as LABR 4P53 and SOCI 4P53) Theoretical and empirical issues of the relation between masculinities and cultural and economic processes and structures. May include ethnicity, racialization, sexuality, nationalism, popular culture, leisure, changes in work and the labour market, class formation, and regional identity. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), LABR (single or combined) and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): two SOCI credits or permission of the Department of Sociology Administrator. #WGST 4P60 Women in Hispanic Literature: Witches, Vampires and Virgins (also offered as SPAN 4P60) Depiction of women as monstrous or deviant. Authors include Carmen Boullosa, Alejandra Pizarnick and Rosario Ferré. Feminist literary theory of alterity (otherness). Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Note: given in English. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in SPAN 4V60. #WGST 4P76 Indigenous Social and Political Thought (also offered as INDG 4P76 and SOCI 4P76) History and contemporary literatures on Indigenous epistemologies, the political philosophy of movements for decolonization, environmental sustainability, and Indigenous writing on gendered justice and cultural resurgence in a globalizing world emphasizing writings by Indigenous scholars. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined) and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): one of two WGST credits, one INDG (INDG) credit, two SOCI credits or permission of the Department of Sociology Administrator. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABST 4P76. #WGST 4P95 Gender and Sport (also offered as KINE 4P95) Historical and current issues informed by gender studies, theories and politics. The shaping of experiences through the practices of sport and gender. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined), BKin, BPhEd, BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) and BSc (Kin) and majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 13.0 overall credits. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in PEKN 4P95. #WGST 4Q41 Social Policy (also offered as SOCI 4Q41) Canadian and international social policy issues. Topics may include aboriginal peoples, women and public policy, labour relations, health care delivery, multiculturalism, Canadian federalism, family policy. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to WGST (single or combined) and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): WGST 1F90, SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor. WGST 4V50-4V69 Special Topics in Women's Studies Selected topics in faculty member's area of expertise.  
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