Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

Women and Gender Studies Program

The Women and Gender Studies program is an interdisciplinary field of study that places women and questions of gender at the centre of inquiry. Our field emphasizes the important role that gender plays in shaping an individual's experiences and how women's lives continue to be left out of traditional approaches to knowledge. We stress the complex ways in which gender is fundamentally linked to class, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, and sexual orientation, and how these aspects shape and construct our sense of self, our roles in society and our institutions. The goal of the Women and Gender Studies program is to encourage students to develop an understanding about the ways in which society thinks about gender by attaining the analytical, oral and writing skills needed to think about the interconnection and nuanced interactions of all these forces in society. Through our devotion to teaching, learning, research, scholarship and creativity, our aim is to engage students in a field that provides tools that can help them to shape their lives and the world around them. Students can earn an Honours BA Women and Gender Studies in combination with another Honours BA program (such as Global Studies, English, Communication Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Psychology or History). A minor in Women and Gender Studies is also available.

Honours Combination BA and Minor:

Faculty

Women and Gender Studies Co-ordinating Committee

 
Women and Gender Studies Approved Courses (Interdisciplinary)

Women and Gender Studies Approved Courses

 
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
WS100 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies [] 0.5
WS201 Gender, Subjectivity and Resistance [1] 0.5
WS202 Women and Gender Relations in Canada [2] 0.5
WS203 Girls, Women and Popular Culture [3] 0.5
WS204 Women, Gender and Work [4] 0.5
WS205 Women, Gender and Visual Culture [5] 0.5
WS208 Violence Against Women 0.5
WS209 Women and Leadership [6] 0.5
WS210 Introduction to Feminist Thought and Action [7] 0.5
WS211 Diverse Masculinities [8] 0.5
WS212 Food and Feminism [9] 0.5
WS290 Special Topics in Women and Gender Studies 0.5
WS301 Special Topics in Women and Gender Studies [10] 0.5
WS303 Feminist Theory [11] 0.5
WS304 Gender and Colonial Legacies [12] 0.5
WS305 Gender, Culture and Technology [13] 0.5
WS306 Women and Social Justice [14] 0.5
WS307 Gender and Social Politics in Contemporary Muslim Societies [15] 0.5
WS308 Gender, Cinema and the Third World [16] 0.5
WS310 Transnational Sexualities [17] 0.5
WS390 Directed Studies 0.5
WS400 Independent Research 0.5
WS490 Advanced Topics in Women and Gender Studies 0.5
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS201 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  2. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS202 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.
    Senate Addition April 15, 2015: WS202 Exclusion added; effective September 1, 2015.

  3. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS203 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  4. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS204 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  5. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS205 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  6. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS209 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  7. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS210 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  8. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS211 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  9. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS212 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  10. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS301 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  11. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS303 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  12. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS304 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.
    Editorial Revision August 5, 2015: WS304 Exclusion added; effective September 1, 2015.

  13. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS305 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  14. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS306 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  15. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS307 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  16. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS308 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  17. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: WS310 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.