Women's Studies - 2007 / 2008

Women's Studies


Women's Studies 1000

Knowing Bodies: An Owner's? Manual
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An introduction to Women's Studies through a critical feminist examination of women's embodied lives in differing social locations. The course challenges the traditional dichotomies of mind/body, culture/nature, and public/private in the treatment of such topics as the feminization of poverty; sexualities, reproduction, and family life; violence against women; women and religion; and culture and body image.
Substantially Similar: Women's Studies 2000 (prior to 2004/2005)

Women's Studies 2100/Health Sciences 2600

Women and Health
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Concerns of women in health and illness are explored in relation to current formal and informal health care practices.
Prerequisite(s): Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
Equivalent: Health Sciences 4850 (Women and Health) (prior to 2006/2007)

Women's Studies 2300

Feminist Theory
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A history of the development of feminist theoretical perspectives from the 18th Century to the present using a multidisciplinary perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Women's Studies 1000 (Women's Studies 2000 prior to 2004/2005)
Equivalent: Women's Studies 3500 (prior to 2004/2005)

Women's Studies 2600

Activism and Advocacy
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
This course surveys women's reform activism in its various historical and cultural forms. Topics will include local grassroots movements, legislative lobbying, and international advocacy.
Prerequisite(s): Women's Studies 1000 (Women's Studies 2000 prior to 2004/2005)

Women's Studies 2700

Feminist Research Methods
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Critical analysis of scientific methods and research processes from a feminist perspective including design, collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
Prerequisite(s): Women's Studies 1000 (Women's Studies 2000 prior to 2004/2005)

Women's Studies 3010

Women, Bodies and Movement (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
This series investigates the relationships of women and their bodies to the physical, cultural and social domains in which they move. Individual offerings will focus on specific areas such as health, physical activity and well-being; cultural production; media; paid and unpaid labour; and migration and coerced removal.
Prerequisite(s): One of Women's Studies 1000 (Women's Studies 2000 prior to 2004/2005), Anthropology 2600, History 2800, Philosophy 2235, or Sociology 2410;
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Women's Studies 3020

Women and Globalization (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
This series examines how women's lives and local environments are impacted by globalization. Individual offerings will focus on specific areas such as global and grassroots feminist alliances, indigeneity, ecofeminism, technology transfer, sex trade and tourism, feminization of labour and free trade zones, and population and assimilation policies.
Prerequisite(s): Women's Studies 1000 (Women's Studies 2000 prior to 2004/2005);
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Women's Studies 3030

Women and the Arts (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
This series examines women's contributions to, and historical exclusion from, the arts. Individual offerings will focus on specific areas such as women and film; women and creative arts, critics, and patrons of the arts; the arts in cultural and separatist feminisms; race, disability, and ethnicity in the arts; avant garde activism by women in the arts; and women's relationships to new technologies (cyberfeminism).
Prerequisite(s): Women's Studies 1000 (Women's Studies 2000 prior to 2004/2005);
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Women's Studies 3040

The Politics of Representation (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
This series examines myriad ways women have been stereotyped and how they have resisted or challenged those stereotypes in various cultural forms and practices. Individual offerings will focus on specific areas such as popular culture, media, literature, visual arts, performing arts, law, internet, fashion, and cosmetic industries.
Prerequisite(s): Women's Studies 1000 (Women's Studies 2000 prior to 2004/2005);
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Women's Studies 3050

Sex and Spiritualities (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
This series explores the relationship between faith and sexuality among world religious traditions and new religious movements. Individual courses will focus on specific areas such as religious gender ideologies, rites of passage into adulthood, sexual prohibitions and taboos, mysticism, and images of the divine as feminine and masculine.
Prerequisite(s): One of Women's Studies 1000 (Women's Studies 2000 prior to 2004/2005) or
Religious Studies 1000
Equivalent: Women's Studies 2010 (prior to 2007/2008)

Women's Studies 3300

Advanced Feminist Theory
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
This course explores recent debates within feminist theories such as postmodern feminism and the politics of difference, ecofeminism, ecriture feminine, and whiteness theory.
Prerequisite(s): Women's Studies 2300

Women's Studies 3600

Knowledge, Science and Technology
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The relationship of women to the construction and application of scientific knowledge. The primacy of science and technology, with particular attention to its impact on women's lives, globally and individually.
Prerequisite(s): Women's Studies 1000 (Women's Studies 2000 prior to 2004/2005);
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Women's Studies 3700

Advanced Research Practice
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Students will design research proposals, write grant applications and conduct ethics reviews for specific projects, employing feminist research theory and methods.
Prerequisite(s): Women's Studies 2700

Women's Studies 4900

Senior Seminar in Women's Studies (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Seminar for advanced investigation of specific topics or current issues in Women's Studies.
Prerequisite(s): Women's Studies 2300;
Women's Studies 2700
OR
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours);
One of Anthropology 4002 or Philosophy 2235