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Program Information

8.29 Women's and Gender Studies Program

 

 

Program Coordinator: Susan Frohlick

Program Office: 114 Isbister Building
Telephone: (204) 474-6984
Email: 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 Course Calendar and reference 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 Studies. It is suggested that students wishing to Major in Women's 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 in the Course Calendar.

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 session.

8.29.2 Women's and Gender Studies

University 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
GENERAL MAJOR   TOTAL: 30 CREDIT HOURS
WOMN 1500 or WOMN 1600 WOMN 2000 and WOMN 3000

• 18 credit hours from Women's and Gender Studies courses and/or List A
 
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

• 6 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
MINOR   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
 
HONOURS SINGLE1    
WOMN 1500 and WOMN 1600 WOMN 2000, WOMN 3000, WOMN 4100, WOMN 4200

• 15 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

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

• 24 credit hours in ancillary options
HONOURS DOUBLE1    
WOMN 1500 and WOMN 1600 WOMN 2000, WOMN 3000, WOMN 4100, WOMN 4200

• 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

• 36 credit hours in other Honours field

• 6 credit hours in ancillary options
Notes:
1 Ancillary options are courses taken from outside the Honours field of study.

List A

Course
Credit Hours
Faculty of Arts
Anthropology
ANTH 3320 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (B) 3
ANTH 3321 Femmes, société et cultures (B) (CUSB) 3
ANTH 3330
ANTH 3350
Sex and Sexualities
Anthropology of Sex and Sexualities (B)
3
3
Economics
ECON 2360
ECON 2362
Women in the Canadian Economy
Economics of Gender
6
3
French, Spanish and Italian
FREN 2680 Littérature feminine française (B) 3
FREN 3860 Études sur Beauvoir (B) 3
German
GRMN 1310
GRMN 3280
GRMN 328 
Love in German Culture in English Translation
Sex, Gender and Cultural Politics in the German-Speaking World
Sex, Gender and Cultural Politics in the German-Speaking World in English Translation
3
3
History
HIST 2710 Women in History (G) 6
HIST 3570 History of Women in Canada (C) 6
HIST 3760 Problems in American History 1
Acceptable for credit only when the topic is "Gender and Sexuality in 20th Century America".
3
HIST 3810 The Family, Love and Marriage in Western Society, 1500-1800 (E) 6
HIST 3811 Famille, amour et marriage dans la société occidentale, 1500-1800 (E) 6
HIST 3820 The Women's Movement, 1850 to the Present (G) 6
HIST 4060 Gender History in Canada (C) 6
Native Studies
NATV 2430
NATV 3360
Indigenous Women's Stories
Aboriginal Women of Canada
3
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 2390 Psychology of Women 3
PSYC 2400 The Psychology of Sex Differences 3
Religion
RLGN 2680 Women and Religion 1 3
RLGN 2690 Women and Religion 2 3
Slavic Studies
RUSN 2350 Russian Women's Writing from the 1950s to the Present Day 3
RUSN 3980 Women and Russian Literature 3
UKRN 3970 Women and Ukrainian Literature 3
Sociology
SOC 2460
SOC 2461     
SOC 2470
The Family
La famille (USB)
Courtship and Marriage
3
3
3
SOC 2471 Les fréquentations et le mariage (CUSB) 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 sexualitié et des roles sexuels (CUSB) 3
School of Art
FAAH 2110 Women and Art 3
FAAH 4090 Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Art (Acceptable for credit only when the topic is "Women Artists") 3
Faculty of Music
MUSC 4130 History of Women in Music 3
Faculty of Nursing
NURS 3330 Women and Health 3