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Course Offerings for 2016/17

  • WS100: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
  • WS202: Women and Gender Relations in Canada
  • WS203: Girls, Women and Popular Culture
  • WS208: Violence Against Women
  • WS209: Women and Leadership
  • WS210: Introduction to Feminist Thought and Action
  • WS212: Food and Feminism
  • WS301j: Special Topics: Women and Environmental (In)Justice
  • WS303: Feminist Theory
  • WS304: Gender and Colonial Legacies
  • WS306: Women and Social Justice
  • WS490g: Advanced Topics in Women and Gender Studies: Gender, Culture and Islam

Descriptions for Special Topics Courses

WS301j: Women and Environmental (In)Justice

This interdisciplinary course examines the history and contemporary politics of environmental racism from different feminist perspectives, and, whenever possible, within a Canadian context. We consider the disproportionate environmental burdens faced by women and Indigenous communities, and their leading role in the struggle for environmental justice. How and why are environmental issues experienced differently according to race, gender and class? How have different communities responded to environmental injustices? How is environmental justice related to reproductive justice, social justice, and justice for Indigenous peoples?

WS490g: Gender Culture and Islam

In this course you will be encouraged to question ideas which suggest that women are either oppressed or liberated by Islam. Readings will explore the complex historical, social, political and economic arrangements that help determine the choices which Muslim women make and that identify the forms of agency they exercise.

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