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Programs in Women's Studies

Submitted by rzach on Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:03pm

Major Field

The Field of Women's Studies consists of the following courses:

  • All courses labelled Women's Studies (WMST)
  • Anthropology 331, 427
  • Archaeology 503
  • Canadian Studies 361
  • Development Studies 375
  • English 317, 387 (when topic is Literature and Women), 389 (when topic is Women)
  • Film 307
  • Greek and Roman Studies 315
  • History 308, 438, 442, 501, 551
  • Law and Society 335
  • Philosophy 337
  • Political Science 417, 453, 551, 554
  • Religious Studies 381, 479
  • Sociology 303, 371, 403
  • Urban Studies 311

Note: Most of the courses listed above have prerequisites that lie outside the Field of Women's Studies. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that prerequisites are completed. We encourage students to speak with a program advisor on a regular basis to assist with a degree planning.

Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation.

Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents) in Women's Studies while fulfilling the following requirements:

  1. Core Courses: 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) Women's Studies 201, 311, 315 and 405.
  2. Women's Studies Options: an additional 36 units (6.0 full-course equivalents) chosen from the Field of Women's Studies. Students may apply to have a course not on the list to be counted toward their degree, at the discretion of the program co-ordinator.

Notes (also apply to BA Honours below):

  • Students entering the program in their third or fourth year of study may apply to the Program Co-ordinator to have an additional Women's Studies Option counted in lieu of Women's Studies 201.
  • Students may apply to the Program Co-ordinator to have Communication and Culture 507 (Collaborative Learning and Peer Mentoring) counted as a Women's Studies option if they are mentoring in a Women's Studies course.
  • Students are encouraged to take at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) at the 400 level or higher in their areas of interest (in addition to Women's Studies 405).
  • It is recommended that where possible, students should take courses labelled Women's Studies (WMST) to fulfill degree requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Women's Studies

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 54 units (9.0 full-course equivalents) in the Women's Studies while fulfilling the following requirements:

  1. Core Courses: 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) Women's Studies 201, 311, 315 and 405.
  2. Women's Studies Options: an additional 36 units (6.0 full-course equivalents) chosen from the Field of Women's Studies. Students may apply to have a course not on the list to be counted toward their degree, at the discretion of the program co-ordinator.
  3. Undergraduate Thesis: Women's Studies 590.

Co-operative Education Option

The BA and BA Honours in Women's Studies can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.4.4 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.

Minor in Women's Studies

The Minor in Women's Studies is regulated by the section of the Faculty of Arts Graduation Requirements entitled 3.4.3 Minor Fields. Students must successfully complete at least 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) and not more than 36 units (6.0 full-course equivalents) from the Field of Women's Studies with at least 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) at the 300 level or above. The Women's Studies Minor also requires:

  1. Core Courses: 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) chosen from Women's Studies 201, 311, 315 and 405.
  2. Breadth in Women's Studies: 21 units (3.5 full-course equivalents) chosen from the Field of Women's Studies.

Notes:

  • Students are encouraged to enrol in Women's Studies 405.
  • It is recommended that where possible, students should take courses labelled Women's Studies (WMST) to fulfill the requirements of the minor.
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