WGST Courses

The Women's and Gender Studies program offers core WGST courses, with the rest of the program chosen from cross-listed courses offered in all three faculties on a rotational basis. This means that you will have the opportunity of taking courses from a range of different disciplines, all chosen for their inclusion of themes and issues related to women and/or gender.

A list of WGST courses offered for 2020-21 is available HERE.


WGST Courses

WGST 1413 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to gender as a means of analyzing power and inequality. Students develop tools to investigate how gender shapes everyday experience as well as how it intersects with sexuality, class, race, ethnicity, religion and spirituality, and ability. Topics of discussion include colonialism and Indigeneity, feminist histories, climate justice, media, global capitalism, health, and masculinity. Prereq: N/A

WGST 2193 Women in Science
This course will explore issues affecting women in science and attempt to answer the questions: Why so few? How can we effect change? Through an examination of research on topics such as implicit bias, stereotyping, and messaging in popular culture, the barriers to women entering scientific fields and ways to challenge and overcome them will be explored. Prereq: Second year standing or better. Antireq: Credit cannot be obtained for both PSYC 2193 and WGST 2193

WGST 2403 Gender and Sexuality I 
A survey of socio-cultural perspectives and research findings in the areas of gender differences, gender inequalities, gender relations and diverse sexualities Prerequisite(s): 6h of 1000 level SOCI courses. Antirequisite(s): Credit can be obtained for only one of WGST 2403 or SOCI 2403.

WGST 2906 Women and Gender in the Modern World
The nature, status, image and changing role of women in the modern world. Emphasis is on the study of women from a cross-cultural perspective, although comparisons with women in Canada and the US will be made. The course may be offered for major credit in sociology. Prereq: Second year standing

WGST 2913 Global Women's Movements
The course will focus on women's movements around the globe. Using historical and contemporary case studies, we will explore what leads women to mobilize, the resources that help or hinder these movements, and the conditions of women's lives that spark action for social change. Cases will cover a diversity of regions and issues (such as religion, politics, health, and labour).

WGST 3023 Feminist Theory
The course examines the historical evolution of feminist theory in the west through the analysis of theoretical texts across academic disciplines. Topics of discussion vary but include key concepts such as identity politics, religion, class, race, (trans)gender, sexuality, and the body; intersectionality; language and politics; activism and globalization. May be offered for major credit in English, Politics, and Sociology. Prereq: second year standing.

WGST 3123 Feminism & Popular Culture
This course examines through a feminist lens ways women and gender are constructed and represented in popular culture. Close attention is paid to how women and men are differentially represented (and represent themselves) along lines of race, class, sexuality, ability, etc., and reviews contemporary cultural theories of representation, tools for creating critical cultural analysis, and debates in feminist media studies. Prereq: third year standing or permission of the instructor

WGST 3403 Gender and Sexuality 2 
An advanced course that examines socio-cultural perspective, research findings and theory in the areas of gender differences, gender inequalities, gender relations, and social organizations of gender and sexuality. Prerequisite(s): 6h 1000 level SOCI, and SOCI 2403. Antirequisite(s): Credit can be obtained for only one of WGST 3403 or SOCI 3403.

WGST 3503 Making Men and Women: Gender Through the Ages 
Major writings which contributed to or were about the construction of gender throughout history. Students may read excerpts from classical texts to modern treatises and their significance for men's and women's lives will be considered. May be offered for major credit in English, history, and sociology. Prereq: N/A

WGST 3703 Special Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies 
An in-depth study of a selected topic in the area designed to enable students to take advantage of the particular expertise of visiting or current faculty. May include topics such as domestic violence, women in film, women and food, or women in science. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1413 or permission of the instructor.

WGST 3803 Queer Studies 
This course provides an interdisciplinary examination of the social, cultural, political, and legal dimensions of sexual diversity and sexuality-based discrimination. This course covers topics such as the social construction of sexual identities, homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism; queer theory and non-binary thinking; LGBTQ+ activism, education and advocacy; queer art and cultural production. Prerequisite(s): 3h 1000 level SOCI and WGST 1413. Antirequisite(s): Credit can be obtained for only one of WGST 3803 or SOCI 3803.

WGST 4903 Directed Individual Readings in Women's and Gender Studies
Designed to deepen the student's understanding of particular topics in Women's and Gender Studies.  Intended primarily for qualified fourth year and honours students.  Prereq: permission of WGS program coordinator.

WGST 4913 Women of the African Diaspora
A conceptual and thematic exploration of the ways in which race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic status have influenced the experiences of African-descended women. Focus is on individual and group experiences of women of the African Diaspora in the Americas and beyond. How have societies shaped and been shaped by the African Diaspora? What impact(s) has the African Diaspora had globally? Prerequisite(s): WGST 1413 and third year standing, or permission of the instructor.

WGST 4923 Contemporary Feminist Issues
This course is an in-depth examination of contemporary issues and debates within Women’s and Gender Studies. Students will pursue advanced scholarship on a particular area, while also reflecting on feminist theories, methodologies, politics and activism. Prerequisite(s): WGST 1413, and either WGST 3023 or permission of the instructor.


Multidisciplinary Courses

ART 3513 Women and Art
An examination of women in art, as subjects and as artists, from the middle ages to the present. Emphasis is placed on their contribution to the history of western art as producers of major paintings, sculptures, and craft objects. Prereq: N/A

BUSI 3753 Gender and Diversity in Organizations
Students will be introduced to the diverse world of work by examining demographic trends, patterns of work, and subsequent legislative and non-legislative attempts to 'manage diversity'. Topics will include: the gendering of work; masculinity and femininity at work; sexuality and sexual orientation at work; race, class, and ethnically at work; and ability/disability at work. Prereq: Busi 2733 or Wgst 2906 or permission of instructor

CLAS 2573 The Homeric Vision
A study of the cosmic vision of the relationship between gods and heroes in Homer's epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, that informed the Greek institutions of polis (state) and oikos (family). May be offered for major credit in English and Women's and Gender Studies. No prerequistes.

CLAS 2663 Classical Greece: State and Society
A study of the social, economic and political insitutions of classical Greece (450-350 BCE).  Special attention will be paid to political constitutions, influence of gender on the roles of men and women in Greek society, institutionalisation of pederasty, household management, status of women and children and practice of slavery.

CLAS 3123 Gender and Sexuality in the Greco-Roman World
A study of the social and cultural dimensions of gender and sexuality in the ancient Greco-Roman world. Prereq: One year of university study. Recommended in conjunction with this course is SOCI 2806.

CLAS 3443 Roman Women & the Family
This course is designed to introduce students to the lives of women in the Roman World. We examine the messages portrayed about women and their roles in society in the ancient literary, art historical and epigraphic records, considering women in all socioeconomic classes. We will familiarize ourselves with the gender system and realities of Roman society, and develop and apply critical thinking to the various topics through class discussion and written essays. Prereq: N/A

CLAS 3573 The Eternal City: Visions of Heaven & Hell
A comparative study of the "eternal city" in Virgil's Aeneid and Dante's Divine Comedy as rival visions of human community (paying special attention to the concept of gender and the status and role of men and women) based on different conceptions of the divine and the afterlife. May be offered for major credit in English and Women's and Gender Studies. No prerequisites.

CLAS 3673 Ritual, Mystery, and the Temple in Roman Religion
An examination of the archaeological and literary evidence for the religions of Rome. Attention is given to private and public religious activities and their roles in supporting the state.  As religion is an aspect of daily life in which women and slaves had significant roles, gender and status are important components of the subject.

CREL 2533 "Cults" & New Religious Movements
An examination of practices and self-understandings of New Religious Movements (NRMs) i.e. Scientology, Neo-paganism (Wicca), Satanism, Falun Gong, Branch Davidians) in North America. Topics include the social scientific study of NRMs; historical roots and teachings; issues of popularity and interpretation; and special consideration of gender in the emergence and form of NRMs.

CREL 2553 Goddesses & Women of Power
An examination of goddesses, female religious powers and women manifesting divine power in a variety of cultures: indigenous, eastern and western. Consideration will be paid to the intertwined emergence of feminist scholarship on religion and feminist spirituality. Prereq: one year university

CREL 3693 Fieldwork in Ritual Studies
Examination of theoretical and methodological issues arising in the interdisciplinary and feminist approach to the study of ritual. Special attention is given to the study of lived ritual practice and to ritual as a conceptual lens for cultural analysis. Students conduct fieldwork, learning culturally appropriate methodologies for participant- observation, description and analysis.

CREL 3123 Writing Life: Worldviews/Experience
Students will conduct field-based research documenting life stories and engage in an on-the-ground introduction to interviewing, and analysis of worldviews and experience. Students will learn culturally appropriate protocols involved in ethnographic research, including life history and feminist methodologies, approaches to interviewing and participant-observation. These skills and methodologies apply to similar work in other disciplines.

ECON 3883
Special topics in economics to allow students to take advantage of their own particular interests and the interests of current and visiting faculty.

EDUC 42L3 Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Schools
This course offers opportunities, through conversing, reading, writing, and presenting, to increase students' understandings of sexual orientation and gender diversity in schools. Specific approaches for inclusive pedagogical practices will be addressed, with opportunities to read and discuss literature for children and youth. Focus will be on the Canadian cultural, historical and legal contexts.

EDUC 4633 Human Sexuality and Gender in Schooling
This course focuses on human sexual development and identity with an emphasis on adolescent and preadolescent sexuality. The course is organized around five units: 1) sexuality as a discourse of desire; 2) sexuality as a discourse of respect for self and others; 3) sexuality as a discourse of diverse ways of being; 4) sexuality as a discourse of love; and 5)sexuality as a discourse on sexual representations in popular culture. Attention will be given to social constructions of gender, gendered relations, and masculinity and femininity, and the ways these are manifest in curriculum and school settings. Prereq: N/A

ENGL 2363 Romantic Women
This course focuses on the ways that the revolutionary politics of the British Romantic Period (1785 – 1830) amplified and challenged the voices of its women writers. We will interrogate the idea of “Romanticism” and its construction of women through the works of Jane Austen, Charlotte Smith, Mary Robinson, Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Joanna Baillie, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, and others.

ENGL 3553 Modern American Poetry
Students examine trends in American poetry from the 1930s to the present. The course will focus on poets such as Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich, and Sharon Olds. Attention will be given to the way in which poets construct notions of "self" in relation to categories such as gender, sexuality, race, social roles and expectations. Prereq: ENGL 1406 or 1413/1423

ENGL 3723 Fantasy
The genre of fantasy, from its antecedents to the present and in a variety of forms such as novels, picture books, graphic novels, and short fiction, taking into consideration changes in the perceptions and the construction of childhood and gender roles.

ENGL 3833 Writing by Women I
The historical development, in English, of women's writing from the late eighteenth century to the 1920s. Texts will include American, British, and Canadian writers. Cultural and literacy theory will be used to focus on the interrelationship of text/context, genre and gender, author(ity) and the relations of cultural production. Prereq: ENGL 1406 or 1413/1423

ENGL 3843 Writing by Women II
An examination of modern and post-modern texts in English that reflect the wide range of cultural diversity of women writing in the twentieth-and twenty first centuries. Through the study of women's fiction and poetry from around the world students will explore such subjects as feminist theory and eco-criticism, gender and ethnicity, revisionist mythmaking, and growing up female.Prereq: ENG 1406 or 1413/1423

ENGL 3903 Canadian Children’s Literature
An exploration of Canadian culture and childhood as presented in Canadian children’s literature over time and across regions, including selections of poetry, picture books, fantasy, historical fiction, and realist novels for younger and older readers, taking into consideration changes in the perceptions and the construction of childhood and gender roles.

ENGL 3973 Children’s Literature 1
An introduction to the variety of periods and genres in children’s literature ranging from the first Golden Age to the present with selections from younger and older readers, including poetry, picture books, fantasy historical fiction, and realist novels, taking into consideration changes in the perceptions and the construction of childhood and gender roles.

ENGL 3983 Children's Literature II
An introduction to the body of folk and fairy tales that have become the foundation for much of children's literature. The course traces the development of these stories including the gender roles embedded within them from oral into written and illustrated forms, and explores a variety of the adaptations and reworkings over their history and into the present day. Prereq: ENGL 1406 or 1413/1423

FRAN 3203 Voix de Femmes
Ce cours cherche à mettre en valeur la richesse et la diversité des oeuvres de femmes écrivains de langue française. À travers un choix d'oeuvres de différents siècles, on examinera, entre autres problématiques, la venue de la femme à l'écriture, l'inscription de l'expérience féminine dans les textes, et la mise en question de présupposés politiques, sociaux et esthétiques courants. Prereq: N/A

HIST 1913 THe African Canadian Experience: Past & Present
Spanning 400 years of the African presence in Canada, this course how African-descended peoples have resisted slavery and racial oppression, and the political, social, economic, gender, class and other factors that have influenced their experience. Through lectures, field trips and hands-on workshops, students learn how African Canadians have contributed to the building of this nation, and the global diaspora.

HIST 2123 Gender & Sexuality in Europe to 1789
A study of the role of women in Europe from early civilizations to 1789. This course examines gender relations and societal expectations of women and men from the earliest civilizations to 1789.

HIST 2133 Gender & Sexuality in Modern Europe
A study of the role of gender from 1789 to the 1960s. This course examines gender relations and societal expectations of women and men from the French Revolution to the mid-twentieth century. A discussion of the cultural and political dimensions of gender and sexuality.

HIST 2263 Canadian Women's History
A thematic survey of the history of women in Canada from Contact to the present. Special attention will be given to the diversity of women's cultures, the changing roles of women in industrial society, and efforts by women to achieve economic, political and social equality.

HIST 2553 Educating Canadians
The origins and evolution of Canadian primary and secondary education. Topics to be explored include changing attitudes towards children, debates over-curriculum and teaching methodologies and the emergence of women as teachers.

HIST 2603 African Canadian Women's History
This course will examine how race, class, gender and geographic location have influenced the experience of African Canadian women over the past 400 years. The role played by African Canadian women in resistance to slavery and racial oppression, civil rights struggles, and the labour movement will be explored in light of their contributions to Black Canadian society and culture. Prereq: second year standing

HIST 3393 Women & Gender in Canadian History 
An in-depth examination of selected topics in Women's and Gender history in the Canadian context. Topics may include paid and unpaid work, health, parenthood, feminism, sexuality, social welfare, immigrant women, Native women, relations to the state, the military, popular culture and education. Prereq: Hist 2263, 2433 or 2443

HIST 3493 American Women and Social Reform
This course examines the experience of women in movements for social change.  Emphasizing the early 20th century, it explores women's activism in a rang eof social movements, including the drive to end lynching and expand civil liberties. Particular attention is paid to the experience of American women in the movement for working-class democracy and racial equality in the 1930s.

HIST 3543 Power & Prestige in Medieval Europe
What was the nature of power and prestige in medieval Europe? How did these concepts differ? Who held authority and why? Kings, Queens, Popes, Saints, Merchants? Topics covered may include: regional variation; strength of the Church and its representatives; gender differences; knights and monarchs; landscape of power; and material representations of power.

HIST 3633 Hollywood and the American Imagination, 1930-1960
Although designed to entertain, American Film has provided a mirror of American popular culture and a medium for social commentary since the 1920s. Exploring these multiple functions, this course considers the changing interpretation of democracy, individual freedom, and economic opportunity in the nation’s experience. The representation of women in film and the experience of women in Hollywood receive special emphasis.

HIST 3643 History of European Men, Masculinity and Gender From the Middle Ages to 1800
An investigation of how masculinity and gender have shaped European society. A consideration of what is meant to be a man and to what extent the idea of masculinity changed in European history. An examination of topics such as sexuality, honour, warfare, education, religion, household and court life and local government. Prereq: Third year standing

HIST 3703 Medieval Women
A study of medieval women through textual evidence and material culture.  Focussing on Western Europe and the Mediterranean from c.400-1500, this course explores ideas about women’s roles in society and delves into women’s lived experiences. Prereq: HIST1533, HIST2533, or permission of the instructor

IDST 1213 The African Canadian Experience: Past & Present
Spanning 400 years of the African presence in Canada, this course how African-descended peoples have resisted slavery and racial oppression, and the political, social, economic, gender, class and other factors that have influenced their experience. Through lectures, field trips and hands-on workshops, students learn how African Canadians have contributed to the building of this nation, and the global diaspora.

IDST 3123 Family Law
A study of the family in Canadian society from the legal perspective. Topics covered include children and the law, custodial issues, divorce and separation, family property, family violence, protection for the elderly, reproduction and the law, and an examination of the family court system and current trends in family law. May be offered for major credit in political science and sociology. Prereq: Third year standing

KINE 3353 Women, Sport, and Physical Activity
This course examines women's experience in formal and informal sport and physical activity from a socio-cultural perspective. The emerging model for woman centred sport and physical activity is studied through examination of the barriers, conflicts and achievements of individual and organizational activism. Prereq: third year standing

KINE 4783 Body, Culture, Physical Activity and Sport
This advanced course takes an in-depth look at social theories and issues relevant to understanding how sport, physical activity and other social institutions come together and impact our social worlds. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of gender and other social identities. Prereq: Kine 2253 or Recr 1243 or WGST 1413 and at least third year standing in BKIN/ BRM or permission of the school.

KINE 4883 Sport, Media and Culture
This course examines the role that mass media play in re-presenting sport and physical activity. It explores print and electronic broadcast media including an in-depth look at production, content, meaning, audiences, and the role of gender and other relevant social identities.  Prereq: Kine 2253 or Recr 1243 or WGST 1413 or third year standing. 

MUSI 4243 Opera History: Sex, Gender, and Stereotypes
The aim of this course is to explore the representation of gender and sexuality in Opera. Utilizing listening examples and a broad range of texts, the role of the castrato (a male singer with the voice of a female) and the development of the trouser-role (the mezzo-soprano portraying men and boys) will be examined.

MUSI 4283 Women in Music
A seminar course exploring topics and issues pertaining to women’s participation and representation in music throughout history up to the present day.  Prerequisite: Students must have completed 30h of University credits.

NUTR 2323 Food & People
An examination of the relationship between food and human culture through a biocultural framework. Students will examine social, economic, and ecological factors affecting, and affected by, food practices and systems. Global and local food production, preparation, processing, distribution and waste management, as well as social justice, gender, diversity, equity, and cultural competence are covered. Open to Nutrition majors and majors/minors of the Women and Gender Studies program, and Environment and Sustainability Studies students (ESST).

PHIL 2233 Philosophy and Feminism
Feminist philosophy became a major voice in the twentieth-century, challenging many traditional views in areas as diverse as politics, ethics, aesthetics, and the theory of knowledge. Drawing primarily on writings by women, the major developments of feminist thought will be studied. The relation of feminism to other contemporary philosophical movements such as Marxism, Pragmatism, Existentialism, and Post-Modernism will also be considered. Prereq: N/A

POLS 2706 The Politics of Difference: Identity and Citizenship in Canada
The course examines different conceptions of equality and of identity to understand the intersection of cultural categories, self-understandings and political power. Particular attention will be paid to identity-based social movements, including those of French-Canadians, First Nations' peoples, feminists, and lesbians and gays.

POLS 3033 Research & Methodology in the Social Sciences
The basics of the methodology of the social sciences. Material will cover different approaches to gathering data, as well as an introduction on how to analyze data. Emphasis is on the logic of political and social enquiry and the relationship between theory and the methods. Student involvement in a research project is an integral part of the course.

POLS 3013 The Politics of Gender
The literature regarding the participation of women in political life is surveyed. Attention is given to theoretical approaches to the critical understanding of gender and politics and to the political involvement of women in Canada and the United States, as well as in other political communities. Prereq: N/A

POLS 3513 Gender and Development
This course explores how ideas about gender have influenced the ways women participate economically, socially and politically in countries of the developing world and how the women's participation affects the development of these countries.  Analysis of theoretical concepts is complemented by case studies from Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

POLS 3563 Women, Gender and the Law in Canada
This course examines legal issues that are especially relevant to women. Students will analyze laws, policies, and court rulings on issues including adoption, marriage, and prostitution. This approach will allow students to understand the issues themselves, how law is gendered, and the workings of government and politics.

POLS 4883 Politics of Human Rights
An examination of the linkages with national and regional human rights law, beginning with the international human rights instruments. The challenges of protecting human rights through the United Nations and different regional systems. The different natures of civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights. Case studies address the application of human rights law to egregious practices such as torture, genocide, and "disappearances" and to race, gender, and ethnic discrimination. Special emphasis will be placed on the concept of "prevention". Prereq: 54 credit hours with a CGPA of B or permission of the instructor

PSYC 2163 Psychology of Gender
This course explores biological, psychological, and cultural influences on gender differences, and the implications of these differences for gender roles of women and men. The emphasis will be on research and theory aimed at understanding how and why women and men are different and/or similar. Prereq: Psyc 1013 and 1023

PSYC 2183 Human Sexuality 
A survey of theory and research concerning human sexuality. The course reviews methods and methodological problems in research on sexual behaviour. It covers the basic information about sexual physiology and function, sexual development and differentiation, sexual behaviour, attraction, intimacy, sexual orientation, and sexual dysfunction. The emphasis is on psychological research in each topic. Prereq: Psyc 1013 and 1023

PSYC 2193 Women in Science
This course will explore issues affecting women in science and attempt to answer the questions: Why so few? How canwe effect change? Through an examination of research on topics such as implicit bias, stereotyping, and messanging in popular culture, the barriers to women entering scientific fields and ways to challenge and overcome them will be explored. Prereq: 27 hours of university credits obtained. Antirequisite: Credit cannot be obtained for both Psyc 2193 and Wgst 2193

SOCI 2323 Sociology of Families
This course provides a sociocultural overview of family life. Topics covered may include the response of families to economic and social change and variations in practices and values of families related to differences in cultural origin, class, sexuality, and religion. Prereq: 6 hrs. of 1000-level sociology

SOCI 2343 Sociology of Aging
An introduction to aging in light of sociological theories and current research; comparative analysis of aging in traditional and industrialized societies, with an emphasis on Canadian society. Prereq: N/A

SOCI 2363 Women and Aging
Women's experiences of growing older are exacerbated by a variety of issues such as sexism, the feminization of poverty, the double standard of aging and their roles as life long care providers. This course will explore the sociological relevance of issues related to the social, demographic, and economic factors, which are major determinants to the well being of aging women. Prereq: SOCI 2343 or 2353

SOCI 2403 Gender and Sexuality I
A survey of socio-cultural perspectives and research findings in the areas of gender differences, gender inequalities, gender relations, and sexualities.

SOCI 2633 Sociology of Health & Health Care
An investigation of social factors and forces that affect health, illness and health care. The roles of health care providers, the state, and corporate interest groups in shaping experiences of health and illness and in determining the provision of healthcare will be analyzed from socio-historical, gendered, racialized and class perspectives.

SOCI 2853 The Anthropology of Magic and Religion 
An examination of how belief systems and their symbolic representations give meaning to the universe and ones place in it. Topics to include the nature of ritual, the structure of myth, magic, witchcraft and how these beliefs contribute to social and cultural change. Prereq: 6h of 1000-level sociology with a grade of C- or better

SOCI 3143 Social Welfare and Social Policy
This course examines, and critically evaluates, the social welfare system in Canada linking its history and ideological underpinnings to contemporary social policy and human services delivery. A variety of social welfare needs are explored and careful attention is paid to the lived effects of social policy based on gender, race, ethnicity, social class, abilities, age, and sexualities. Prerequisite: Third year standing and above.

SOCI 3183 Rape & Sexual Assault in Canada: A Socio-Historical View
Through legislation and academic scholarship, this course examines historical and contemporary socio-legal shifts and trends related to the crimes of rape and sexual assault in Canada.  Prerequisite: 12h of SOCI, or 6h of WGST, or permission of department.

SOCI 3223 Food as a Social Issue
An investigation of a variety of food-related topics, such as global food problems, the sociological factors in food consumption, Canadian food policy, the symbolic meaning of food, the role of gender, as well as the mass media in food choices. Prereq: 12h SOCI completed including SOCI 1006 or SOCI 1106 or 6h from SOCI 1013, SOCI 1023, SOCI 1033, SOCI 1113, WGST 1413 or 6h of intro sociology of which 3 hours can be WGST 1413 plus Nutr 2323

SOCI 3253 Work, Family and Gender
Examines how work in both formal and informal economies have been gendered over time and across societies. Topics explored may include the gender wage gap, occupational sex segregation, balancing work and childcare, the outsourcing of housework, and worker, state, and employer responses to these changing dynamics. Cross-listed with WGST. Prereq: Soci 2223 or 2233

SOCI 3403 Gender and Sexuality II
An advanced course that examines socio-cultural perspectives and research findings and theory in the areas of gender differences, gender inequalities, gender relations, and social organizations of gender and sexuality.

SOCI 3503 Power Games: A Critical Analysis of Sport
This course deconstructs how sport shapes and is shaped by contemporary society. Drawing on theories of class, gender, racialization, and sexuality, this course delves beyond the court, field, and rink, and critically probes the cultural and political-economic undercurrents of sport. Prerequisite(s): 6h of 1000 level SOCI courses and third year standing, or permission of the instructor.

SOCI 3803 Queer Studies
The primary objective of this course is to develop a critical awareness of the social character of sexualities. The course will provide a sociological examination of some of the following issues: the role of social movements in bringing about social change, the social construction of sexual identities, homophobia and heterosexism, and the inclusion of gay/lesbian experiences in educational curricula. Prereq: SOCIO 2806 or WGST 2906

SOCI 4163 Seminar in Gender and Feminism
An examination of research in the areas of gender studies and feminist scholarship, of particular relevance for honours or masters level preparation.prerequisite: Prereq: Restricted to Sociology majors

THEA 3973 Women and Theatre
An historical survey of women working in and for the theatre as performers, actor-managers, playwrights, critics, directors, designers and producers. The reading material includes a range of works from Aphra Behn and Eva La Gallienne to Caryl Churchill and Ann-Marie Macdonald. Various theoretical and historical issues will be raised as they become relevant to our exploration. Prereq: Second year standing. 

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For the list of courses offered in the current year consult the Acadia timetable.