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8.29 Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Program Coordinator: Shawna Ferris

Program Office: 218 Isbister Building

Telephone: 204 474 6984

E-mail: womens_gender_studies@umanitoba.ca

Website: umanitoba.ca/womens_gender_studies

8.29.1 Program Information

Fundamental questions of equality and social justice are still very much with us, and as a dynamic interdisciplinary program, we explore both current and historical debates about women's experiences, gender relations, and feminism. Courses take diverse theoretical and practical approaches, including feminist cultural studies and studies of popular culture, violence against women, lesbian and queer studies, women in science and technology, gendered violence in urban spaces, sex work and sex workers, feminist geography, indigenous feminisms, masculinity studies, and reconstructing indigenous art histories that recontextualize museum collections and reclaim women's voices and lives.

For entry, continuation and graduation requirements for the General Degree, Advanced Degree and Honours Degree, see Section 3: Basic Faculty Regulations for the B.A. General, Advanced and Honours Degree Programs.

The following entries contain information which is not contained in Section 3: Basic Faculty Regulations for the B.A. General, Advanced and Honours Degree Programs.

Major Program

For entry to the Major, the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in each of two 3 credit hour courses in Women’s and Gender Studies. It is suggested that students wishing to Major in Women's and Gender Studies take both WOMN 1500 and WOMN 1600. For students who have taken additional courses toward the Major, then a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses that comprise the Major is required to graduate including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.

Minor (Concentration) Program

For entry to the Minor (Concentration), the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in each of two 3 credit hour courses in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Honours Program

For entry to the Honours program, see Section 3: Basic Faculty Regulations for the B.A. General, Advanced and Honours Degree Programs.

Coordinated Programs in Women’s and Gender Studies

Students may take courses in the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the University of Winnipeg and, where applicable, have these courses credited to their degree at the University of Manitoba. The coordinated program offers students access to more faculty resources, greater course selection and additional library facilities and thus can enrich their Women’s and Gender Studies program.

Students are advised to consult with the Women’s and Gender Studies coordinator for information on courses available for credit in Women’s and Gender Studies.

In addition, special courses under the rubric of selected topics or contemporary issues may be available in various Arts departments, particularly Anthropology, English, Psychology, and Sociology, for Women’s and Gender Studies credit in any given academic term.

8.29.2 Women’s and Gender Studies

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

GENERAL MAJOR TOTAL: 30 CREDIT HOURS

WOMN 1500 or WOMN 1600

WOMN 2000 and WOMN 3000

• 21 credit hours from Women’s and Gender Studies courses and/or List A   

 

SINGLE ADVANCED MAJOR TOTAL: 48 CREDIT HOURS

WOMN 1500 or WOMN 1600

WOMN 2000 and WOMN 3000

• 9 credit hours from Women’s and Gender Studies courses

• 9 credit hours from courses numbered at or above the 3000 level from Women’s and Gender Studies courses and/or List A

• 21 credit hours from Women’s and Gender Studies courses and/or List A

DOUBLE ADVANCED MAJOR TOTAL: 42 CREDIT HOURS

WOMN 1500 or WOMN 1600

WOMN 2000 and WOMN 3000

• 9 credit hours from Women’s and Gender Studies courses

• 9 credit hours from courses numbered at or above the 3000 level from Women’s and Gender Studies courses and/or List A

• 15 credit hours from Women’s and Gender Studies courses and/or List A

MINOR (CONCENTRATION) TOTAL: 18 CREDIT HOURS

WOMN 1500 or WOMN 1600

• 6 credit hours from Women’s and Gender Studies courses

• 9 credit hours from Women’s and Gender Studies courses and/or List A

 

SINGLE HONOURS3

WOMN 1500 or WOMN 1600

WOMN 2000, WOMN 3000, WOMN 4100, WOMN 4200

• 18 credit hours from Women’s and Gender Studies courses

• 12 credit hours from courses numbered at or above the 3000 level from Women’s and Gender Studies courses and/or List A

• 12 credit hours from Women’s and Gender Studies courses and/or List A

• 24 credit hours in ancillary options1

• 12 credit hours in free options2

DOUBLE HONOURS3

WOMN 1500 or WOMN 1600

WOMN 2000, WOMN 3000, WOMN 4100, WOMN 4200

• 12 credit hours from Women’s and Gender Studies courses

• 12 credit hours from courses numbered at or above the 3000 level from Women’s and Gender Studies courses and/or List A

• 36 credit hours in other Honours field

• 6 credit hours in ancillary options1

• 12 credit hours in free options2

NOTES:

1 Ancillary options are to be chosen from courses that are acceptable for credit in the Faculty of Arts (excluding Women's and Gender Studies courses).

2 Free options are to be chosen from courses that are acceptable for credit in the Faculty of Arts (including Women's and Gender Studies courses). WOMN 4120 is strongly recommended although not required.

3 Honours courses: all 4000 level courses.

 

List A

Faculty of Arts

Anthropology

ANTH 3320

Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective

3

ANTH 3321

Femmes, société et cultures (USB)

3

ANTH 3330

Sex and Sexualities

3

Classics

CLAS 2210

Women in Ancient Greece and Rome

3

Economics

ECON 2362

Economics of Gender

3

French, Spanish and Italian

FREN 2680

Littérature féminine française (B)

3

FREN 3860

Études sur Beauvoir (B)

3

German

GRMN 1310

Love in German Culture in English Translation (C)

3

GRMN 3280

Sex, Gender and Cultural Politics in the German-Speaking World (B)

3

GRMN 3282

Sex, Gender and Cultural Politics in the German-Speaking World in English Translation (C)

3

History

HIST 2400

History of Human Rights and Social Justice in the Modern World (G,M)

3

HIST 3572

The History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Canada (C)

6

HIST 3760

Problems in American History 1

3

 

Acceptable for credit only when the topic is “Gender and Sexuality in 20th Century America.”

HIST 3811

Famille, amour et marriage dans la société occidentale, 1500-1800 (E)

6

HIST 4060

Gender History in Canada (C)

6

Native Studies

NATV 2430

Indigenous Women's Stories

3

NATV 3360

Aboriginal Women of Canada

3

NATV 3380

Cultural Constructions of Gender in Canadian Aboriginal Societies

3

Philosophy

PHIL 3220

Feminist Philosophy

3

Political Studies

POLS 3100

Gender and Politics in Canada

3

POLS 3240

Feminist Political Theory

3

Psychology

PSYC 2380

Psychology of Gender

3

PSYC 3570

Psychology of Women

3

Religion

RLGN 2680

Women and Religion 1

3

RLGN 2690

Women and Religion 2

3

Slavic Studies

UKRN 3970

Women and Ukrainian Literature

3

Sociology

SOC 2460

The Family

3

SOC 2461

La famille (USB)

3

SOC 2470

Courtship and Marriage

3

SOC 3350

Feminism and Sociological Theory

3

SOC 3770

Women, Health and Medicine

3

SOC 3790

Women, Crime and Social Justice

3

SOC 3810

Sociological Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality

3

SOC 3811

Sociologie de la sexualité et des rôles sexuels (USB)

3

School of Art

FAAH 2110

Women and Art

3

FAAH 4090

Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Art

3

 

Acceptable for credit only when the topic is “Women Artists.”

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

GEOG 4280

Gender and the Human Environment

3

Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music

MUSC 4130

History of Women in Music

3

Faculty of Nursing

NURS 3330

Women and Health

3

For course descriptions, see departmental listings.


NOTE: List A courses are identified in Aurora Student with the course attribute of “Women’s Studies Requirement.”