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WGS101 Representations of Girls and Women Course Page

Description: An exploration of the impact that cultural representations of femininity have on the political, economic, and social lives of girls and women throughout the world.

WGS102 Gender and Social Justice Course Page

Description: Examines social and cultural constructions of gender, sexuality, race, class, and disability as well as visions for social justice.

WGS220 Feminism and Popular Culture Course Page

Description: Selected cultural forms in Canadian and American society from feminist perspectives. The focus is both on developing a feminist critique of cultural representations of women, and on considering the possibilities of feminist intervention in and production of popular culture. Note: Not open to students with credit in W ST 320 or WGS 320.

WGS240 Feminism and Food Course Page

Description: Women's material relationships to food from a variety of feminist perspectives. Note: Not open to students with credit in W ST 340 or WGS 340.

WGS244 Disability Studies Course Page

Description: Interrogation of medical model of disability through cultural disability studies, including feminist and queer perspectives. Introduces students to social issues in disability studies, social policy, and social justice.

WGS250 Gender and Science Course Page

Description: Interdisciplinary exploration of gender and science, with an emphasis on intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and politics in historical and contemporary scientific practices. Note: Not open to students with credit in W ST 350 or WGS 350.

WGS260 Women and War Course Page

Description: Introduction to how women experience political conflicts, either in contemporary or historical contexts, focusing on how violence, access to resources, public decision-making, and social security impact women during and after conflict.

WGS270 Feminism and Sexualities Course Page

Description: Approaches to, and key debates about, sexuality. Topics may include: sexology; critiques of heterosexuality; political lesbianism; queer theory; transgender and intersexuality; prostitution and sex work. Note: Not open students with credit in W ST 370 or WGS 370

WGS298 Critical Issues Course Page

Description: This course offers an introduction to select issues in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.

WGS301 History of Feminist Thought Course Page

Description: The development of feminist thought and theories until the mid-20th century, including the contributions of, and tensions among various feminisms. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or departmental consent.

WGS302 Feminist Research and Methodologies Course Page

Description: Whether there can be and is a distinctive feminist perspective on research in various disciplines; the ways in which taking a feminist perspective or taking account of women in research, affects the research process. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WSG or W ST course, or departmental consent.

WGS310 Gender, Development, and Beyond Course Page

Description: Study of the lives of men and women in the developing world, focusing on their experiences in the family, school, paid work, and the market, and on such development issues as health, environment, and human rights. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or consent of department.

WGS321 Feminism and Film Course Page

Description: Feminist analysis of gender, sexuality, ability, race/ethnicity, and class/status in film. Content will vary in terms of genre, production, and language. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or WST course, or consent of department.

WGS332 Contemporary Feminist Theory Course Page

Description: The origins and evolution of various schools of contemporary western feminist thought. Not available to students with credit in PHIL 332. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or consent of department.

WGS360 Race, Class, and Gender Course Page

Description: Historical, contemporary and comparative perspectives on the interaction of race, class, and gender experiences. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or consent of department.

WGS380 Canadian Feminist Activisms Course Page

Description: An examination of contemporary feminist activisms with an emphasis on second- and third-wave feminisms. This course may be offered as a Community Service Learning course. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or consent of department.

WGS390 Ecofeminism Course Page

Description: Feminist approaches to environmental ethics and politics. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or consent of department.

WGS401 Directed Readings in Women's and Gender Studies Course Page

Description: Open only to Women's and Gender Studies honors, majors and minors. Normally may be taken only once. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or consent of department.

WGS402A Honors Seminar and Project Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: WGS 302.

WGS402B Honors Seminar and Project Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: WGS 302.

WGS420 Law and Feminism in Canada Course Page

Description: A focus on the fundamentally contradictory role of law for women in Canada, building upon role of insights offered by feminist cross-disciplinary legal scholarship. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WSG or W ST course, or departmental consent.

WGS431 Feminism and Sexual Assault Course Page

Description: Interdisciplinary consideration of conceptual, political and legal strategies that feminists have deployed to confront sexual coercion with an emphasis on contemporary North American context. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WSG or W ST course, or departmental consent.

WGS440 Body Politics Course Page

Description: An examination of contemporary theoretical approaches to bodies and embodiment, with particular emphasis on the ways that race, class, sexuality, gender, and (dis)ability shape bodily experience. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or consent of department.

WGS455 Feminism and Religion Course Page

Description: Ways in which women and pro-feminist men have constructed religious ideologies that are supportive of women's power and agency. Note: Not open to students with credit in WGS 355 or W ST 355. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or consent of department.

WGS460 Masculinities Course Page

Description: This course surveys the status of masculinity and the emergence of contemporary masculinity studies. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or consent of department.

WGS470 Sexualities: Special Topics Course Page

Description: This course offers advanced examination of selected issues in sexuality studies. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or consent of department.

WGS498 Topics in Women's and Gender Studies Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WSG or W ST course, or departmental consent.

WGS500 Directed Reading in Women's and Gender Studies Course Page
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