Programme Coordinator: Dr. Rosonna Tite

The Minor in Women's Studies is a multi-disciplinary programme offered to candidates for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. The Minor programme is an alternative to a Minor offered by a single department and satisfies the degree requirement for a Minor.

The objective of the programme is to explore the experience and contributions of women from the perspective of different academic disciplines and to compare the situation of women in society with that of men. Assumptions about women and gender differences and the social implications of these assumptions will be explored. While consideration will be given to socially relevant issues, attention will also be paid to the implications for academic disciplines of the research on women and their contribution to society.


Students who minor in Women's Studies shall complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in courses which shall include the following:

1) Women's Studies 2000

2) Women's Studies 3000

3) Women's Studies 4000

4) A minimum of nine (9) credit hours in courses from the Core Course List outlined below, taken in at least three different subject areas.

5) An additional six (6) credit hours in courses to be chosen from the Core and/or Elective Lists outlined below. One of these courses may be a selected topics or directed readings course in any Arts subject relevant to the Minor programme.

A selected topics course or directed readings course included in a student's minor programme must be approved in advance by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Programme Coordinator. For more information about Special Topics courses, see General Regulations, item N. Special Topics Courses.

6) Not more than three (3) credit hours in courses in the student's Major Programme may also be used to satisfy the requirements of the Minor in Women's Studies.

Required Courses:

Core Courses

- Anthropology 3305. Anthropology of Gender
- Anthropology 4081. Advanced Seminar in the Anthropology of Gender
- English 3817. Writing and Gender
- English 3830. Women Writers
- Folklore 3950. Women and Traditional Culture
- German 4800.* Women in German Society and Culture
- History 3760. Women in Western Society and Culture (I)
- History 3770. Women in Western Society and Culture (II)
- History 3813. Women in North American Society: Newfoundland and Labrador
- History 3821.* Selected Topics in Canadian Women's History
- History 4006.* Women in the Middle Ages
- Linguistics 3212. Language, Sex and Gender
- Physical Education 3590. Women in Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure
- Political Science 3140*. Feminist Political Theory
- Political Science 3340*. Women and Politics
- Psychology 2540. Psychology of Gender and Sex Roles
- Religious Studies 2800. Women in Western Religions
- Religious Studies 2801. Women in Eastern Religions
- Social Work 5522. Women and Social Welfare
- Sociology/Anthropology 3314. Gender and Society
- Sociology/Anthropology 4092. Gender and Social Theory
- Women's Studies 2001. Women and Science
- Women's Studies 3001/Medieval Studies 3351*. Women Writers of the Middle Ages
- Women's Studies 3002-3020 (excluding 3004, 3009). Special topics in Women's Studies
- Women's Studies/Russian Studies 3004. Images of Women in Russian Culture
- Women's Studies/Sociology 4107*. Women and Technological Change (formerly Women's Studies 3009)

Elective Courses

- Education 3565.** Gender and Schooling
- History 4226*. Class and Gender in North American History
- Philosophy 2805. Contemporary Issues
- Psychology 3533. Sexual Behaviour
- Religious Studies 3650. Religion and Social Justice
- Religious Studies 3670. Religion, Ethics and Human Sexuality
- Sociology/Anthropology 2270. Families
- Sociology/Anthropology 3318. Culture and Aging

1) Normal prerequisites and waiver policies in the respective departments will apply.
2) **Education 3565 may be applied to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree only in the case of students who complete the Women's Studies Minor Programme.
3) Courses marked with * are not offered on a regular basis. Consult the appropriate department for scheduling information.

Last modified on October 5, 2000 by MaryJane Puxley

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