University of Guelph 2002-2003 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, Women's Studies

College of Arts.

WMST*1000 Introduction to Women's Studies F(3-0) [0.50]

An introduction to the methods and analyses of Women's Studies. An interdisciplinary feminist and multicultural examination of research about women and the gendered nature of societies and cultures. Areas of inquiry may include psychology, law, science, culture, work, family, violence, health, and sexuality.

Equate(s): ISS*2200, WMST*2200

WMST*2000 Women and Representation W(3-0) [0.50]

An interdisciplinary analysis of the role gender plays in representation, drawing on areas such as television, film, music, literature, visual arts, ethnography, medicine and law. International and cross-cultural perspectives included.

WMST*3000 Feminist Theory and Methods F(3-0) [0.50]

A comparative and critical examination of feminist theories and their methodological implications, including contributions of and tensions between various feminisms. Special attention to contemporary developments in the field.

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (1 of ISS*2200, WMST*1000, WMST*2200) and 0.50 other credit from Women's Studies List A, and 1 of ARTH*2480, ANTH*3690, DRMA*2300, ENGL*2120, PHIL*2060, POLS*2000, SOC*3310

WMST*3510 Directed Readings in Women's Studies S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

An opportunity for advanced Women's Studies undergraduates to pursue an independent course of readings and assignments in Women's Studies. The student will design a course of readings and assignments with the instructor and submit the proposal to the Coordinator of Women's Studies for approval by the last day of the Add Period of that semester.

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (1 of ISS*2200, WMST*1000, WMST*2200), at least 1.00 other credit from Women's Studies List A

Restriction(s): instructor consent

WMST*3520 Independent Workplace Learning in Women's Studies S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

An opportunity for advanced Women's Studies undergraduates to combine workplace experience (in women-focused agencies or organizations) with Women's Studies research and assignments relevant to that work. The student will design a project with the instructor and submit a proposal to the Coordinator of Women's Studies for approval by the last day of the add period of that semester.

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (1 of ISS*2200, WMST*1000, WMST*2200), at least 1.00 other credit from Women's Studies List A

Restriction(s): instructor consent

WMST*4010 Seminar in Women's Studies W(3-0) [0.50]

The framework of the course will be provided by a series of unresolved issues or challenging questions regarding women which will call upon the students' critical, evaluative, and integrative abilities.The content will largely depend upon the students' backgrounds within the program and their other major areas of study.

Prerequisite(s): (1 of ISS*2200, WMST*1000, WMST*2200), at least 1.00 other credit from Women's Studies List A

Equate(s): ISS*4010

WMST*4510 Advanced Topics in Women's Studies S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

An opportunity for advanced Women's Studies undergraduates to pursue an advanced research project in Women's Studies. The student will design a project with the instructor and submit for approval to the Coordinator of Women's Studies by the last day of the add period in that semester.

Prerequisite(s): 15.00 credits including (1 of ISS*2200, WMST*1000, WMST*2200), at least 1.00 other credit from Women's Studies List A

Restriction(s): instructor consent

WMST*4520 Advanced Topics in Women's Studies S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

An opportunity for advanced Women's Studies undergraduates to pursue an advanced research project in Women's Studies. The student will design a project with the instructor and submit for approval to the Coordinator of Women's Studies by the last day of the add period in that semester.

Prerequisite(s): 15.00 credits including (1 of ISS*2200, WMST*1000, WMST*2200), at least 1.00 other credit from Women's Studies List A

Restriction(s): instructor consent



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