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Women's and Gender Studies

There is no regular program in Women and Gender Studies. The courses are approved to be used as part of a Special Case program.


Grad Co-ordinator: Claire Carter, PhD

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Course Descriptions

WGST 800 - Feminist Theory (3)
This course is an examination of feminist theory from 1980s until present. Our intention is to examine in detail different epistemological positions and theoretical orientations (with some attention to methodology) such as standpoint, poststructuralism, postcolonialism, queer, and antiracist feminist theories.

WGST 801 - Sexualities:  Theories and Practices (3) This course examines sexualities around the globe in both ancient and modern contexts. Subjects such as heterosexuality, homosexuality, heteronormativity, transsexuality, sexual "deviancy", pornography, and so forth will be investigated through text, film, and novel. Included will be an elucidation of sexualities via recourse to religious and ritual practices.

WGST 802 - Women, Feminism and Globalization – Advanced (3)
This course will be an examination of the conditions of women's lives in a global context. Engaging feminist theoretics within postcolonialism, anti-racism and civil rights locations, this course will examine women's issues, poverty, environment, labour, power, etc. and subsequent feminist responses generated from a variety of geo-political locations.

WGST 803 - Gender: Theories and Practices (3) This graduate level course is a comparative investigation of gender/sex ideology. Our endeavor is to isolate and examine gender/sex as a category of analysis and then analyze its deployment through sign-symbol, myth and ritual in varying geographical, historical and cultural location, e.g., modern Eurowest, ancient Greece and Rome, and Africa.

WGST 901 - Thesis Research (3-15) Thesis Research