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WOMEN'S STUDIES COURSE LIST

Women's Studies 2000. An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Women's Studies. An interdisciplinary introduction to the major concepts, issues and debates of Women's Studies.

Women's Studies 2001. Women and Science. An investigation of historical and contemporary contributions of women scientists, especially Canadians; different sciences and how they study women; and feminist and other perspectives on gender and science.
Three hours of lectures per week.

Women's Studies 3000. Feminist Research Methods. An introduction to feminist methodologies and approaches to the formal construction of knowledge, framing of research questions and gathering of data. This course provides an interdisciplinary survey of major research methods used by feminist scholars.

Women's Studies 3001. Women Writers in the Middle Ages. (Same as Medieval Studies 3006 and English 3006*). The course will study selections from the considerable corpus of women's writings in the Medieval period, as well as issues which affected women's writing. All selections will be read in English translation.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for more than one of Women's Studies 3001, Medieval Studies 3006, and the former Medieval Studies 3351.

Women's Studies 3002-3020 (excluding 3004, 3009). Special Topics in Women's Studies.

Women's Studies 3100. Women and Health. Using an interdisciplinary perspective, this course will explore selected issues relating to women and their health. The material covered will help students acquire a better appreciation and understanding of some of the determinants of women's health, gender bias in health care and research, the portrayal of women's health in the popular press, and women as patients. A primary emphasis of the course will be to teach students the skills to carry out gender-based analyses of the health literature and health organizations.
Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Women's Studies 2000.

Women's Studies 4000. Seminar in Women's Studies. An interdisciplinary seminar designed to focus on women's issues, and on theories and methodologies of women's studies.
Three hour seminar per week.
Prerequisites: Students must normally have completed Women's Studies 2000 and 15 credit hours in other Women's Studies Program courses before taking Women's Studies 4000. In exceptional cases, students without these prerequisites may be accepted into the course, with the approval of the instructor of WSTD 4000 and the Program Coordinator.

Women's Studies 4107. Women and Technological Change. (Same as Sociology 4107). This advanced seminar will provide an interdisciplinary survey of the effects of technology on women's lives. Topics could include: The historical development of domestic technology; changes in workplace technology and their impact on women; assessing technologies from a feminist perspective; the design of technological systems; biomedical and reproductive technologies; information technologies; biotechnology; development in architecture and design; women, development, and technology; women and weapons technology; women and ecology; future technological change and women's lives. The course will combine seminar discussions of reading with films, workplace tours and guest speakers.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Women's Studies/Sociology 4107 and the former Women's Studies 3009.


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