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Course Offerings for 2019/20

  • WS100: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
  • WS203: Girls, Women and Popular Culture
  • WS204: Women, Gender and Work
  • WS208: Violence Against Women
  • WS209: Women and Leadership
  • WS210: Feminist Thought and Action
  • WS303: Feminist Theory
  • WS304: Gender and Colonial Legacies
  • WS305: Gender, Culture and Technology
  • WS306: Women and Social Justice
  • WS307: Gender and Social Politics in Contemporary Muslim Societies
  • WS310: Transnational Sexualities
  • WS490I: Advanced Topics: Feminism and the Politics of Decolonization

Descriptions for Special Topics Courses

WS490I: Feminism and the Politics of Decolonization

This course considers the past and present of settler colonialism in Canada and the ways feminist movements have challenged and/or reinforced these relations in theory and practice. It also considers how Indigenous scholars, activists and allied feminists have engaged with each other, and explores the tensions and possibilities of alliance that exist between movements struggling against capitalist, heteropatriarchal, colonial and white supremacist relations. What are Indigenous critiques of feminism? How might feminism become a tool of decolonization? Students will learn of key terms, theories and politics, and will apply this knowledge through the study of both historical and current issues facing Indigenous peoples in Canada.  

Online Courses (Available Every Term)

  • WS100: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
  • WS203: Girls, Women and Popular Culture
  • WS204: Women, Gender and Work
  • WS211: Diverse Masculinities