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Gender Studies Courses

Required Courses for Gender Studies

  • Gender Studies 1000. Introduction to Gender Studies -- Is Lady Gaga right? Were we just born this way, or is there something more to gender, race and sexuality? Find out in a course that challenges you to think critically about masculinity and feminity. Credit Restriction: Credit may be obtained for only one of Gender Studies 1000, the former Women's Studies 1000 and the former Women's Studies 2000.

Frequency of offering: Often.
Method of Delivery: on-campus and distance (www).



  • Gender Studies 2005. Identities and Difference -- Who are you and why? Explore the complexities of a simple word: identiy. Learn how something universal yet uniquely specific to each of us is shaped by and in turn shapes the world we inhabit. Note:  This course qualifies as sa Research/Writing Course.  Prerequisite: GNDR 100 or the former WSTD 1000.  Credit Restriction:  Credit may be obtained for only one of Gender Studies 2005 and the former Women's Studies 2005.

Frequency of offering: Annually
Method of delivery: on campus or distance (www).



  • Gender Studies 3000. Research Methods in Gender Studies -- How is knowledge made? Why does research affect us all? And what does feminism have to do with it? Discover the whats, whys and hows of feminist research, and try it for yourself. Prerequisite: GNDR 1000 or the former WSTD 1000.  Credit Restriction: Credit may be obtained for only one of Gender Studies 3000 and the former Women's Studies 3000.

Frequency of offering: Annually
Method of delivery: on campus



  • Gender Studies 3005. Feminist Texts, Theories and Histories -- What are the egg and the sperm, the second sex, and the master's house? Why, titles of course! Study a wide array of feminist texts. Place them in their historical contexts. Converse eloquently. Prepare to have your head spin (in a good way). Prerequisite: GNDR 1000 or the former WSTD 1000 is required. GNDR 2005 or the former WSTD 2005 is recommended.  Credit Restriction:  Credit may be obtained for only one of GNDR 3005 and the former WSTD 3005.

Frequency of offering: every two years
Method of delivery: on campus

 



  • Gender Studies 3025: Theories of Gender, Race, and (Post)colonialsm -- (Post)co-what? And why use parentheses in that word? Find it confusing? Upsetting? Understand why through engagement with key texts and ideas on the topic. Prerequisite: GNDR 1000 or the former WSTD 1000 is required.  GNDR 2005 or the former WSTD 2005 is recommended.

Frequency of offering: every two years
Method of delivery: on campus



  • Gender Studies 4000. Contemporary Feminist Issues -- What are contemporary feminist issues? How they are represented? Why do they matter to everyone - now? Exchange ideas. Prerequisites: Students must normally have completed GNDR 3005 or the former WSTD 3005, or GNDR 3025 and 15 credit hours in other courses applicable to the Gender Studies Major and Minor programs before taking GNDR 4000. In exceptional cases, students without these prerequisites may be accepted with the approval of the instructor of GNDR 4000 and the Head of the Department.  Credit Restriction: Credit may be obtained for only one of Gender Studies 4000 and the former Women's Studies 4000.

Frequency of offering: Annually (consult Department Head for convocation
Method of delivery: on campus



  • Gender Studies 4005. Feminist Praxis -- Praxis? Praxis connects theory and practice. At least in theory ... Prerequisites: Students must normally have completed GNDR 3005 or the former WSTD 3005, or GNDR 3025 and 15 credit hours in other courses applicable to the Gender Studies Major and Minor programs before taking GNDR 4005. In exceptional cases, students without these prerequisites may be accepted with the approval of the instructor of GNDR 4005 and the Head of the Department. Credit Restriction: Credit may be obtained for only one of GNDR 4005 and the former WSTD 4005.

Frequency of offering: Annually (consult Department Head for convocation)
Method of delivery: on campus


Elective Courses for Gender Studies

  • Anthropology 4081, Advanced Seminar in the Anthropology of Gender.
  • Education 3565, Gender and Schooling.
  • English 2700, Writing and Gender I. This course qualifies as a Research/Writing Course.
  • English 3817, Writing and Gender II.
  • English 3830, Women Writers.
  • Folklore 3950, Women and Traditional Culture.
  • German 3914, German Women Writers in English Translation..
  • History 2760, An Introduction to Women's Gendered History
  • History 3760, Women in Western Society and Culture I.
  • History 3770, Women in Western Society and Culture II.
  • History 3780, Women in Medieval Europe, 500-1500
  • History 3813, History of Women in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • History 3821*, Selected Topics in Canadian Women's History.
  • Law and Society 3015, Women and the Law in Canada
  • Law and Society 3200, Women and the Law in Newfoundland History
  • Linguistics 3212, Language, Sex and Gender.
  • Human Kinetics 3490, Women in Sport & Physical Activity.
  • Human Kinetics 3595, Women and Leisure.
  • Philosophy 2805.1 Contemporary Issues.
  • Political Science 3140. Feminist Political Theory
  • Political Science 3340*, Women and Politics.
  • Psychology 2540, Psychology of Gender and Sex Roles.
  • Psychology 3533, Sexual Behaviour.
  • Religious Studies 2800, Women in Western Religions.
  • Religious Studies 2801, Women in Eastern Religions.
  • Religious Studies 3415. Warrior, Wife, Witch: Ideal Females and Female Ideals in Hinduism.
  • Religious Studies 3800, Representations of Muslim Women.
  • Russian 3004, Images of Women in Russian Culture
  • Sociology 3420.  Sociology of Gender
  • Sociology 4210, The Sociology of Child Sexual Abuse.
  • Sociology 4213. Special Topics in Sociology: Sociology of Sexuality.
  • Sociology 4230, Women and Development. 
  • Sociology 4092, Gender and Social Theory.
  • Gender Studies 3001/Medieval Studies 3006, Women Writers of the Middle Ages.
  • Gender Studies 3100, Gendered Politics of Health.
  • Gender Studies 3002-3020 (excluding 3004, 3009), Special Topics in Women's Studies.

Notes

  1. 1Students may not substitute Philosophy 2800 for this course.
  2. Courses marked with * are not offered on a regular basis. Consult the appropriate department for scheduling information.

Normal prerequisites and waiver policies in the respective departments will apply to the Elective Courses. Some courses may not be offered on a regular basis. consult the appropriate department for scheduling information.

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