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2000 Level Courses

WMST 2500 6.00A ON WOMEN: AN INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES

Place: Keele Campus

Time: Wednesday, 7:00-10:00pm

Women have been the objects of study for centuries and there is a long tradition of male theories about woman's nature and women's place in society. With the development of feminism and the various women's movements, women have challenged the 'malestream' ideas about women, replacing 'truths' with their own lived experiences. This led to the development of Women's Studies, where women investigate their own experiences-revealing patterns of subordination and empowerment of women as well as the ways in which women themselves are very different. In developing these new approaches, feminists challenge more than just existing ideas about women; they also challenge traditional methodologies and question the appropriateness of existing discipline divisions. As a result, Women's Studies is resolutely cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary in its orientation.

This course introduces students to Women's Studies by examining topics such as: what is Women's Studies? What are the various realities for women, who are lesbians, aboriginals, racialized, immigrants, "dis"abled, old, young, large, non-christian, etc.? In other words, what are the realities for women who are marginalized? What do we know about history and women's responses to their situation? What is involved in building sisterhood and solidarity while struggling against class inequalities, racism, homophobia, ageism and all the forms of discrimination women face? This course delves into these questions and touches on issues including violence, gender, oppression, women's health, women's mental health, women and the environment, peace building and activism.

The learning evidences will involve the creative study of seminal women's literature, photography, one field trip, and community based learning and activism. NB: Students must set aside time each semester to engage in community activism, scholarly integrative writing, weekly class participation, the use of photography, field trips and self-directed study of the course readings. As this course is seminar-style rather than lecture-based, student engagement, attendance and participation is highly valued.

Course Director: A. O'Reilly
(233 Founders, x60366)

Evaluation: TBA

Course Texts: TBA

Projected Enrolment: 50
Cross-listed to: GL/SOSC 2950 6.00
Course Credit Exclusions: AK/WMST 2000 6.00, GL/WMST 2950E.6.00, GL/WMST 2950F 6.00 and WMST 2510 9.00

WMST 2500 6.00B ON WOMEN: AN INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES

Place: Glendon Campus

Time: Thursday, 12:00pm-3:00pm

This course explores the social, political and economic institutions which shape women's lives, and introduces key theoretical approaches within feminist scholarship to investigate specific feminist issues in areas such as women's writing, visual representations, family, race, sexuality, women and work.

Course Director: TBA
Evaluation: TBA
Course Texts: TBA
Projected Enrolment: 40
Cross-listed to: GL/SOSC 2950 6.00
Course Credit Exclusions: AK/WMST 2000 6.00, GL/WMST 2950E.6.00, GL/WMST 2950F 6.00 & WMST 2510 9.00

WMST 2500 6.0C (FR) FEMMES, SAVOIRS ET SOCIÉTÉS : INTRODUCTION AUX ÉTUDES DES FEMMES

Lieu: Glendon Campus
Heure: lundi, 12h00-15h00

Ce cours d'introduction aux études des femmes porte sur l'étude de la situation des femmes en tenant compte des structures socio-économiques, politiques et culturelles des sociétés contemporaines. les étudiant(e)s sont amené(e)s à faire l'apprentissage des concepts élémentaires en études des femmes à travers l'étude des grandes oeuvres féministes qui ont marqué ce champ. Ce cours est donné selon une démarche multidisciplinaire qui prête attention à la diversité des femmes, ainsi qu'à la diversité des conditions auxquelles elles sont assujetties, tant au niveau local qu'au niveau international.

Directrice du cours: A. François
(127 York Hall, x88250)

Inscriptions prévues: 25

Identique à: GL/SOSC 2950 6.0

Course incompatible: AK/WMST2000 6.0, AS/HUMA 2930 6.0, AS/SOSC 2180 6.0, GL/WMST 2950E 6.0, GL/SOSC 2950E 6.0, GL/WMST 2950F 6.0 and WMST 2510 9.0

WMST 2503 6.00A FEMMES FRANCOPHONES AU CANADA

Lieu: Glendon Campus
Heure: vendredi, 9h00-12h00

Étude de la vie des femmes canadiennes-françaises dans des régions différentes - le Québec, l'Ontario, le Manitoba et les Maritimes, utilisant des lettres, des journaux intimes, des autobiographies. L'expérience individuelle sera examinée dans le context historique.

Directrice du cours:TBA

Inscriptions prévues: 25

Course incompatible; GL/FRAN/HUNA 2980 6.00

WMST 2510 9.00A ON WOMEN: AN INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES

This 2000-level course is part of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Foundation Program. Besides it thematic content, this course partly focuses on basic university skills. The course is composed of 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorial weekly. It has a 9.00 credit value and may be taken to fulfill students' General Education requirements.

Place: Keele Campus
Time: Lecture: Monday, 10:30am-12:30pm
Tutorials:
1) Monday, 12:30-2:30pm
2) Monday, 12:30-2:30pm
3) Monday, 12:30-2:30pm
4) Monday, 12:30-2:30pm
5) Monday, 12:30-2:30pm
6) Tuesday, 10:30am-12:30pm
7) Tuesday, 10:30am-12:30pm
8) Monday, 2:30-4:30pm
9) Tuesday, 12:30-2:30pm

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to Women's and Gender Studies. It considers historical and contemporary arguments to develop understandings of how social, political and economic relations variously shape gender. It introduces diverse theoretical approaches within feminist scholarship to outline broad terms of debate, and works with these to investigate specific feminist arguments in regard to written and visual representations and a range of socio-political issues. In addition, the course helps students to develop critical reading and analysis skills.

Course Director: E. Karpinski
Evaluation: TBA
Course Texts: TBA
Projected Enrolment: 252
Cross-listed-to: AP/HUMA 2930 9.00 & AP/SOSC 2180 9.00
Course Credit Exclusions: AK/WMST 2000 6.00, GL/WMST 2950E 6.00, GL/WMST 2950F 6.00 & WMST 2500 6.00

Note I: Successful completion of this course fulfills General Education requirements in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

Note II: For the purposes of meeting program requirements, all nine-credit General Education courses will count as six credits towards the major or minor.

WMST 2510 9.00B ON WOMEN: AN INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES

This 2000-level course offered is part of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Foundation Program. Besides it thematic content, this course partly focuses on basic university skills. The course is composed of 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorial weekly. It has a 9.00 credit value and may be taken to fulfill students' General Education requirements.

Place: Keele Campus

Time: Lecture: Friday, 10:30am-12:30pm

1) Friday, 12:30-2:30pm
2) Friday, 12:30-2:30pm
3) Friday, 12:30-2:30pm
4) Friday, 12:30-2:30pm
5) Friday, 12:30-2:30pm
6) Monday, 10:30am-12:30pm
7) Monday, 10:30am-12:30pm
8) Monday, 12:30-2:30pm
9) Monday, 12:30-2:30pm

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to Women's and Gender Studies. It considers historical and contemporary arguments to develop understandings of how social, political and economic relations variously shape gender. It introduces diverse theoretical approaches within feminist scholarship to outline broad terms of debate, and works with these to investigate specific feminist arguments in regard to written and visual representations and a range of socio-political issues. In addition, the course helps students to develop critical reading and analysis skills.

Course Director: A. Crosby
(823 YRT, x33691)

Evaluation:
Writing assignments 40%
Mid-year exam 20%
Final exam 20%
Tutorial & class participation 20%

Course Texts:

Grewal, Inderpal and Caren Kaplan (2006). An Introduction to Women's Studies: Gender in a Transnational World. Second Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Publishers.
Maracle, Lee (1993). Ravensong. Vancouver: Press Gang Publishers.
Senna, Danzy (1998). Caucasia. New York: Riverhead Books.

Additional readings will be found on the class Moodle site and will be placed on reserve at the library.

Projected Enrolment: 252
Cross-listed to: AP/HUMA 2930 9.00 & AP/SOSC 2180 9.00
Course Credit Exclusions: AK/WMST 2000 6.00, GL/WMST 2950E 6.00, GL/WMST 2950F 6.00 & WMST 2500 6.00

Note I: Successful completion of this course fulfills General Education requirements in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

Note II: For the purposes of meeting program requirements, all nine-credit General Education courses will count as six credits towards the major or minor.

SXST 2600 6.00A INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL SEXUALITIES

Place: Keele Campus
Time: Lecture: Tuesday, 12:30-2:30pm
Tutorials:
1) Tuesday, 11:30am-12:30pm
2) Tuesday, 10:30am-11:30pm
3) Tuesday, 2:30pm-3:30pm

This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary fields of knowledge that constitute what is now called 'sexuality studies'. Critical activist, artistic, biological, cultural, economic, geographic, historical, legal, literary, political and psychological approaches to sexuality are explored, with an emphasis on a range of critical intersections such as ability, class, gender, gender identity, race, age ethnicity, nationality, religion, sex and sexuality. Throughout the course, students will explore the operations of sexuality in a variety of contexts past and present. Students will gain significant knowledge of the breadth and depth of sexuality studies with an emphasis on critical theories in the first term and critical practices or methodologies in the second.

Course Directors: T. Atluri (Fall)

&
A. Mitchell (Winter)
(206E Founders, x44086)

Evaluation
1st Term: TBA 2nd Term:
Winter Semester Essay 20%
Winter Semester in Class Reviews 5%
Winter Semester Test 20%
Participation/Tutorial 10%

Course Texts:

Sarah Schulum, People in Trouble, Plume, 1991.
Foucault, Michel (Introduction). Herculine Barbin (Being the Recently Discovered Memoirs of a 19th Century French Hermaphrodite). 1980. New York: Pantheon Books.
Plato. The Symposium. 1999. Trans. Christopher Gill. New
York: Penguin Classics.
Course kit (will be available at York's Bookstore)
Projected Enrolment: 72