Women's Studies (WMST)

Note: This is the 20102011 edition of the eCalendar. Update the year in your browser's URL bar for the most recent version of this page, or click here to jump to the newest eCalendar.

Women's Studies (WMST) Faculty

Women's Studies (WMST) Faculty

Chair, Women's Studies Programs & Advisory Committee
Julia Krane
Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator (Student Advisor)
Caili Woodyard
  • Telephone: 514-398-3911
  • Email: info [dot] igsf [at] mcgill [dot] ca; caili [dot] woodyard [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Women's Studies Advisory Committee (WSAC) 2010-2011

Women's Studies Advisory Committee (WSAC) 2010-2011

Chair
Professor Julia Krane (School of Social Work)
Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator (Student Advisor)
Caili Woodyard
Faculty of Arts Representatives
Professor Shari Brotman (School of Social Work)
Professor Amanda Grenier (School of Social Work)
Assistant Professor Adrienne Hurley (East Asian Studies)
Professor Berkeley Kaite (English)
Professor Carrie Rentschler (Communications)
Professor Alanna Thain (English)
Professor Elaine Weiner (Sociology)
Representatives from other faculties
Professor Annmarie Adams (School of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering)
Professor Vrinda Narain (Faculty of Law and IGSF)
Professor Ada Sinacore (Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education)
Professor Davesh Soneji (Faculty of Religious Studies)
Student Representatives 2010-2011
TBA
Ex-officio
Professor Marguerite Deslauriers, Director, IGSF
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Women's Studies (18 credits)

This minor concentration may be expanded to the Major Concentration Women's Studies.

Required Courses (6 credits)

WMST 200 (3) Introduction to Women's Studies
WMST 303 (3) Feminist Theory and Research

Complementary Courses: Group B (12 credits)

12 credits selected from Complementary Course Group B.

At least 6 credits must be at the 300-level or higher.

By arrangement with the Chair of the Women's Studies Advisory Committee and subject to University approval, transfer credits will be accepted from approved exchange programs for a total of no more than 6 credits.

Group B includes courses offered by many different departments and other interdisciplinary studies programs all of which are centrally focused on women and/or gender and/or feminism.

Group B also has a list of "topics" courses for which the course subject matter may change each time the course is taught. These courses may be taken toward Women's Studies programs ONLY when the topic is appropriate for Women's Studies, that is, it is centrally focused on women and/or gender and/or feminism in a given year and with documentation on file for the given year. Additions may be made during a particular calendar year depending on the topic of special and current topics courses. For final updates, go to http://www.mcgill.ca/igsf/. Please note that not all courses are offered every year.

ANTH 341 (3) Women in Cross-cultural Perspective
ANTH 342 (3) Gender, Inequality and the State
ANTH 413 (3) Gender in Archaeology
ARTH 352 (3) Feminism in Art and Art History
CLAS 370 (3) Women in Greek Drama
CMPL 504 (3) Feminist Legal Theory
COMS 310 (3) Media and Feminist Studies
EAST 350 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature
EAST 351 (3) Women Writers of China
EAST 370 (3) History of Sexuality in Japan
EAST 390 (3) The Chinese Family in History
EAST 466 (3) Feminism and Japan
EDPE 515 (3) Gender Identity Development
ENGL 396 (3) Women in Film and Media
ENGL 397 (3) Feminist Approaches to Cultural Studies
ENGL 443 (3) Contemporary Women's Fiction
ENGL 444 (3) Studies: Women's Writing and Feminist Theory
GERM 364 (3) German Culture: Gender and Society
GERM 455 (3) Women of the Romantic Era
HISP 358 (3) Women Writers Fiction Spanish-America
HIST 199 (3) FYS: Medieval Women and Men
HIST 323 (3) History and Sexuality 1
HIST 347 (3) History and Sexuality 2
HIST 412 (3) Women and Gender in Modern Britain
HIST 420 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Modern China
HIST 424 (3) Gender, Sexuality & Medicine
HIST 433 (3) British Queer History
HIST 439 (3) History of Women in China
HIST 448 (3) Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East
HIST 463D1 (3) Topics: History of Women in Canada
HIST 463D2 (3) Topics: History of Women in Canada
HIST 525 (3) Women, Work and Family in Global History
HSEL 308 (3) Issues in Women's Health
HSEL 309 (3) Women's Reproductive Health
ITAL 363 (3) Gender, Literature and Society
ITAL 383 (3) Women's Writing since 1880
MUHL 220 (3) Women in Music
PHIL 242 (3) Introduction to Feminist Theory
PHIL 442 (3) Topics in Feminist Theory
RELG 256 (3) Women in Judaism and Islam
RELG 338 (3) Women and the Christian Tradition
RELG 339 (3) Gender & Sexuality in Buddhism
RELG 356 (3) Gender & Sexuality in Hinduism
RELG 372 (3) Hindu Goddesses
SDST 250 (3) Introduction: Sexual Diversity Studies
SOCI 247 (3) Family and Modern Society
SOCI 270 (3) Sociology of Gender
SOCI 321 (3) Gender and Work
SOCI 370 (3) Sociology: Gender and Development
SOCI 390 (3) Gender and Health
SOCI 425 (3) Sociology of the Body
SOCI 489 (3) Gender, Deviance and Social Control
SOCI 519 (3) Gender and Globalization
SOCI 530 (3) Sex and Gender
SOCI 535 (3) Sociology of the Family
SWRK 377 (3) Women's Issues in Practice
WMST 301 (3) Women's Studies Current Topics 1
WMST 302 (3) Women's Studies Current Topics 2
WMST 401 (3) Women's Studies Special Topics 1
WMST 402 (3) Women's Studies Special Topics 2
WMST 461 (3) Tutorial in Women's Studies 1
WMST 462 (3) Tutorial in Women's Studies 2
WMST 501 (3) Advanced Topics 1
WMST 502 (3) Advanced Topics 2
WMST 513 (3) Gender, Race and Science

Group B: Topics Courses

The courses below are acceptable ONLY when the topic is appropriate for Women's Studies (centrally focused on women and/or gender and/or feminism) and there is documentation on file for the given year.

CANS 406 (3) Canadian Studies Seminar 6
COMS 490 (3) History and Theory of Media
EAST 453 (3) Topics: Chinese Literature
ENGL 335 (3) The 20th Century Novel 1
ENGL 345 (3) Literature and Society
ENGL 362 (3) Poetry of the 20th Century 2
ENGL 391 (3) Special Topics: Cultural Studies 1
ENGL 407 (3) The 20th Century
ENGL 411 (3) Studies in Canadian Fiction
ENGL 418 (3) A Major Modernist Writer
ENGL 430 (3) Studies in Drama
ENGL 431 (3) Studies in Drama
ENGL 438 (3) Studies in Literary Form
ENGL 480 (3) Studies in History of Film 1
ENGL 490 (3) Culture and Critical Theory 2
GERM 362 (3) 20th Century Literature Topics
GERM 366 (3) Postwar German Literature/Film
HIST 398 (3) Topics in Italian History
HIST 426 (3) Topics: British Cultural History
HIST 429 (3) Topics: Canadian Family History
HIST 470D1 (3) Topics: Historical Interpretation
HIST 470D2 (3) Topics: Historical Interpretation
HIST 493D1 (3) Topics: Canadian Social History
HIST 493D2 (3) Topics: Canadian Social History
JWST 351 (3) Studies in Modern Jewish Literature
PHIL 544 (3) Political Theory
RELG 336 (3) Contemporary Theological Issues
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Women's Studies (36 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)

WMST 200 (3) Introduction to Women's Studies
WMST 303 (3) Feminist Theory and Research

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

Overview of the specifications for the 30 complementary credits:

3 credits from a list of Women's Studies (WMST) courses and

27 remaining credits with a minimum of 6 credits at the 400- or 500-level with

12 credits selected from Group A courses and

15 credits selected from Group B courses

By arrangement with the Chair of the Women's Studies Advisory Committee and subject to University approval, transfer credits will be accepted from approved exchange programs for a total of no more than 12 credits.

Women's Studies (WMST)

3 credits from:

WMST 301 (3) Women's Studies Current Topics 1
WMST 302 (3) Women's Studies Current Topics 2
WMST 401 (3) Women's Studies Special Topics 1
WMST 402 (3) Women's Studies Special Topics 2
WMST 501 (3) Advanced Topics 1
WMST 502 (3) Advanced Topics 2
WMST 513 (3) Gender, Race and Science

Complementary Course Group A

12 credits from Group A

Group A courses are divided into eight sub-groups. Students may take only one course from any particular grouping. Any additional credits taken above the 12 credits from Complementary Course Group A may count as credits towards Complementary Course Group B.

Group A-1

SOCI 270 (3) Sociology of Gender

Group A-2

PHIL 242 (3) Introduction to Feminist Theory

Group A-3

COMS 310 (3) Media and Feminist Studies

Group A-4, Gender Relations in Major Societal Institutions

SOCI 247 (3) Family and Modern Society
SOCI 321 (3) Gender and Work
SOCI 390 (3) Gender and Health

Group A-5, Transnational or National Histories of Women/Gender and Sexuality

EAST 370 (3) History of Sexuality in Japan
HIST 323 (3) History and Sexuality 1
HIST 347 (3) History and Sexuality 2

Group A-6, Women/Gender and Literature

EAST 350 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature
EAST 351 (3) Women Writers of China
ENGL 443 (3) Contemporary Women's Fiction
ENGL 444 (3) Studies: Women's Writing and Feminist Theory

Group A-7, Women/Gender in a Religious Tradition

RELG 256 (3) Women in Judaism and Islam
RELG 338 (3) Women and the Christian Tradition
RELG 356 (3) Gender & Sexuality in Hinduism

Group A-8, Women and Health

HSEL 308 (3) Issues in Women's Health
HSEL 309 (3) Women's Reproductive Health

Complementary Course Group B

15 credits from Group B

Students select 15 credits from the Group B lists in consultation with an advisor and identify an individual focus of study comprised of 9 credits.

Reminder: A minimum of 6 credits at the 400- or 500-level must be taken in the 27 credits of Complementary Course Groups A and B. Students will find more possible choices to meet this requirement in Group B.

Group B includes courses offered by many different departments and other interdisciplinary studies programs all of which are centrally focused on women and/or gender and/or feminism.

Group B also has a list of "topics" courses for which the course subject matter may change each time the course is taught. These courses may be taken toward Women's Studies programs ONLY when the topic is appropriate for Women's Studies, that is, it is centrally focused on women and/or gender and/or feminism in a given year and with documentation on file for the given year. Additions may be made during a particular calendar year depending on the topic of special and current topics courses. For final updates, go to http://www.mcgill.ca/igsf/. Please note that not all courses are offered every year.

ANTH 341 (3) Women in Cross-cultural Perspective
ANTH 342 (3) Gender, Inequality and the State
ANTH 413 (3) Gender in Archaeology
ARTH 352 (3) Feminism in Art and Art History
CLAS 370 (3) Women in Greek Drama
CMPL 504 (3) Feminist Legal Theory
COMS 310 (3) Media and Feminist Studies
EAST 350 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature
EAST 351 (3) Women Writers of China
EAST 370 (3) History of Sexuality in Japan
EAST 390 (3) The Chinese Family in History
EAST 466 (3) Feminism and Japan
EDPE 515 (3) Gender Identity Development
ENGL 396 (3) Women in Film and Media
ENGL 397 (3) Feminist Approaches to Cultural Studies
ENGL 443 (3) Contemporary Women's Fiction
ENGL 444 (3) Studies: Women's Writing and Feminist Theory
GERM 364 (3) German Culture: Gender and Society
GERM 455 (3) Women of the Romantic Era
HISP 358 (3) Women Writers Fiction Spanish-America
HIST 199 (3) FYS: Medieval Women and Men
HIST 323 (3) History and Sexuality 1
HIST 347 (3) History and Sexuality 2
HIST 412 (3) Women and Gender in Modern Britain
HIST 420 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Modern China
HIST 424 (3) Gender, Sexuality & Medicine
HIST 433 (3) British Queer History
HIST 439 (3) History of Women in China
HIST 448 (3) Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East
HIST 463D1 (3) Topics: History of Women in Canada
HIST 463D2 (3) Topics: History of Women in Canada
HIST 525 (3) Women, Work and Family in Global History
HSEL 308 (3) Issues in Women's Health
HSEL 309 (3) Women's Reproductive Health
ITAL 363 (3) Gender, Literature and Society
ITAL 383 (3) Women's Writing since 1880
MUHL 220 (3) Women in Music
PHIL 242 (3) Introduction to Feminist Theory
PHIL 442 (3) Topics in Feminist Theory
RELG 256 (3) Women in Judaism and Islam
RELG 338 (3) Women and the Christian Tradition
RELG 339 (3) Gender & Sexuality in Buddhism
RELG 356 (3) Gender & Sexuality in Hinduism
RELG 372 (3) Hindu Goddesses
SDST 250 (3) Introduction: Sexual Diversity Studies
SOCI 247 (3) Family and Modern Society
SOCI 270 (3) Sociology of Gender
SOCI 321 (3) Gender and Work
SOCI 370 (3) Sociology: Gender and Development
SOCI 390 (3) Gender and Health
SOCI 425 (3) Sociology of the Body
SOCI 489 (3) Gender, Deviance and Social Control
SOCI 519 (3) Gender and Globalization
SOCI 530 (3) Sex and Gender
SOCI 535 (3) Sociology of the Family
SWRK 377 (3) Women's Issues in Practice
WMST 301 (3) Women's Studies Current Topics 1
WMST 302 (3) Women's Studies Current Topics 2
WMST 401 (3) Women's Studies Special Topics 1
WMST 402 (3) Women's Studies Special Topics 2
WMST 461 (3) Tutorial in Women's Studies 1
WMST 462 (3) Tutorial in Women's Studies 2
WMST 501 (3) Advanced Topics 1
WMST 502 (3) Advanced Topics 2
WMST 513 (3) Gender, Race and Science

Group B: Topics Courses

The courses below are acceptable ONLY when the topic is appropriate for Women's Studies (centrally focused on women and/or gender and/or feminism) and there is documentation on file for the given year.

CANS 406 (3) Canadian Studies Seminar 6
COMS 490 (3) History and Theory of Media
EAST 453 (3) Topics: Chinese Literature
ENGL 335 (3) The 20th Century Novel 1
ENGL 345 (3) Literature and Society
ENGL 362 (3) Poetry of the 20th Century 2
ENGL 391 (3) Special Topics: Cultural Studies 1
ENGL 407 (3) The 20th Century
ENGL 411 (3) Studies in Canadian Fiction
ENGL 418 (3) A Major Modernist Writer
ENGL 430 (3) Studies in Drama
ENGL 431 (3) Studies in Drama
ENGL 438 (3) Studies in Literary Form
ENGL 480 (3) Studies in History of Film 1
ENGL 490 (3) Culture and Critical Theory 2
GERM 362 (3) 20th Century Literature Topics
GERM 366 (3) Postwar German Literature/Film
HIST 398 (3) Topics in Italian History
HIST 426 (3) Topics: British Cultural History
HIST 429 (3) Topics: Canadian Family History
HIST 470D1 (3) Topics: Historical Interpretation
HIST 470D2 (3) Topics: Historical Interpretation
HIST 493D1 (3) Topics: Canadian Social History
HIST 493D2 (3) Topics: Canadian Social History
JWST 351 (3) Studies in Modern Jewish Literature
PHIL 544 (3) Political Theory
RELG 336 (3) Contemporary Theological Issues
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Women's Studies (57 credits)

The Honours program offers a degree of analysis and depth of contemporary and historical critical issues centered on women, gender, and/or feminism beyond that of the Major Concentration. The Honours culminates in the completion of an Honours thesis, supervised by a faculty member. Students secure the approval of a potential thesis advisor during the year before undertaking the thesis. Three credits are accorded to the thesis (graded by the thesis advisor), and 3 credits are accorded to work undertaken in the Colloquium which requires supplemental reading and writing assignments, training in research and thesis writing methods, presentation to the group of theses in progress, and response to the work of others.

Honours students must maintain a program GPA of 3.30 and a CGPA of 3.00.

Required Courses (12 credits)

WMST 200 (3) Introduction to Women's Studies
WMST 303 (3) Feminist Theory and Research
WMST 495D1 (1.5) Honours/Joint Honours Colloquium
WMST 495D2 (1.5) Honours/Joint Honours Colloquium
WMST 497D1 (1.5) Honours/Joint Honours Thesis
WMST 497D2 (1.5) Honours/Joint Honours Thesis

Complementary Courses (45 credits)

Overview of the specifications for the 45 complementary credits:

6 credits from a list of Women's Studies (WMST) courses and

12 credits selected from Group A courses and

27 credits selected from Group B courses

Over the entire 45 credits,

9 credits minimum must be at the 400- or 500-level and

18 credits maximum may be at the 200-level.

Women's Studies (WMST)

6 credits from:

WMST 301 (3) Women's Studies Current Topics 1
WMST 302 (3) Women's Studies Current Topics 2
WMST 401 (3) Women's Studies Special Topics 1
WMST 402 (3) Women's Studies Special Topics 2
WMST 501 (3) Advanced Topics 1
WMST 502 (3) Advanced Topics 2
WMST 513 (3) Gender, Race and Science

Complementary Course Group A

12 credits from Group A

Group A courses are divided into eight sub-groups. Students may take only one course from any particular grouping. Any additional credits taken above the 12 credits from Complementary Course Group A may count as credits towards Complementary Course Group B.

Group A-1

SOCI 270 (3) Sociology of Gender

Group A-2

PHIL 242 (3) Introduction to Feminist Theory

Group A-3

COMS 310 (3) Media and Feminist Studies

Group A-4, Gender Relations in Major Societal Institutions

SOCI 247 (3) Family and Modern Society
SOCI 321 (3) Gender and Work
SOCI 390 (3) Gender and Health

Group A-5, Transnational or National Histories of Women/Gender and Sexuality

EAST 370 (3) History of Sexuality in Japan
HIST 323 (3) History and Sexuality 1
HIST 347 (3) History and Sexuality 2

Group A-6, Women/Gender and Literature

EAST 350 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature
EAST 351 (3) Women Writers of China
ENGL 443 (3) Contemporary Women's Fiction
ENGL 444 (3) Studies: Women's Writing and Feminist Theory

Group A-7, Women/Gender in a Religious Tradition

RELG 256 (3) Women in Judaism and Islam
RELG 338 (3) Women and the Christian Tradition
RELG 356 (3) Gender & Sexuality in Hinduism

Group A-8, Women and Health

HSEL 308 (3) Issues in Women's Health
HSEL 309 (3) Women's Reproductive Health

Complementary Course Group B

27 credits from Group B

Students select 27 credits from the Group B lists in consultation with an advisor and identify an individual focus of study comprised of 15 credits.

Reminder: A minimum of 9 credits at the 400- or 500-level must be taken in the 45 credits of Complementary Courses. Students will find more possible choices to meet this requirement in Group B.

Group B includes courses offered by many different departments and other interdisciplinary studies programs all of which are centrally focused on women and/or gender and/or feminism.

Group B also has a list of "topics" courses for which the course subject matter may change each time the course is taught. These courses may be taken toward Women's Studies programs ONLY when the topic is appropriate for Women's Studies, that is, it is are centrally focused on women and/or gender and/or feminism in a given year and with documentation on file for the given year. Additions may be made during a particular calendar year depending on the topic of special and current topics courses. For final updates, go to http://www.mcgill.ca/igsf/. Please note that not all courses are offered every year.

ANTH 341 (3) Women in Cross-cultural Perspective
ANTH 342 (3) Gender, Inequality and the State
ANTH 413 (3) Gender in Archaeology
ARTH 352 (3) Feminism in Art and Art History
CLAS 370 (3) Women in Greek Drama
CMPL 504 (3) Feminist Legal Theory
COMS 310 (3) Media and Feminist Studies
EAST 350 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature
EAST 351 (3) Women Writers of China
EAST 370 (3) History of Sexuality in Japan
EAST 390 (3) The Chinese Family in History
EAST 466 (3) Feminism and Japan
EDPE 515 (3) Gender Identity Development
ENGL 396 (3) Women in Film and Media
ENGL 397 (3) Feminist Approaches to Cultural Studies
ENGL 443 (3) Contemporary Women's Fiction
ENGL 444 (3) Studies: Women's Writing and Feminist Theory
GERM 364 (3) German Culture: Gender and Society
GERM 455 (3) Women of the Romantic Era
HISP 358 (3) Women Writers Fiction Spanish-America
HIST 199 (3) FYS: Medieval Women and Men
HIST 323 (3) History and Sexuality 1
HIST 347 (3) History and Sexuality 2
HIST 412 (3) Women and Gender in Modern Britain
HIST 420 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Modern China
HIST 424 (3) Gender, Sexuality & Medicine
HIST 433 (3) British Queer History
HIST 439 (3) History of Women in China
HIST 448 (3) Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East
HIST 463D1 (3) Topics: History of Women in Canada
HIST 463D2 (3) Topics: History of Women in Canada
HIST 525 (3) Women, Work and Family in Global History
HSEL 308 (3) Issues in Women's Health
HSEL 309 (3) Women's Reproductive Health
ITAL 363 (3) Gender, Literature and Society
ITAL 383 (3) Women's Writing since 1880
MUHL 220 (3) Women in Music
PHIL 242 (3) Introduction to Feminist Theory
PHIL 442 (3) Topics in Feminist Theory
RELG 256 (3) Women in Judaism and Islam
RELG 338 (3) Women and the Christian Tradition
RELG 339 (3) Gender & Sexuality in Buddhism
RELG 356 (3) Gender & Sexuality in Hinduism
RELG 372 (3) Hindu Goddesses
SDST 250 (3) Introduction: Sexual Diversity Studies
SOCI 247 (3) Family and Modern Society
SOCI 270 (3) Sociology of Gender
SOCI 321 (3) Gender and Work
SOCI 370 (3) Sociology: Gender and Development
SOCI 390 (3) Gender and Health
SOCI 425 (3) Sociology of the Body
SOCI 489 (3) Gender, Deviance and Social Control
SOCI 519 (3) Gender and Globalization
SOCI 530 (3) Sex and Gender
SOCI 535 (3) Sociology of the Family
SWRK 377 (3) Women's Issues in Practice
WMST 301 (3) Women's Studies Current Topics 1
WMST 302 (3) Women's Studies Current Topics 2
WMST 401 (3) Women's Studies Special Topics 1
WMST 402 (3) Women's Studies Special Topics 2
WMST 461 (3) Tutorial in Women's Studies 1
WMST 462 (3) Tutorial in Women's Studies 2
WMST 501 (3) Advanced Topics 1
WMST 502 (3) Advanced Topics 2
WMST 513 (3) Gender, Race and Science

Group B: Topics Courses

The courses below are acceptable ONLY when the topic is appropriate for Women's Studies (centrally focused on women and/or gender and/or feminism) and there is documentation on file for the given year.

CANS 406 (3) Canadian Studies Seminar 6
COMS 490 (3) History and Theory of Media
EAST 453 (3) Topics: Chinese Literature
ENGL 335 (3) The 20th Century Novel 1
ENGL 345 (3) Literature and Society
ENGL 362 (3) Poetry of the 20th Century 2
ENGL 391 (3) Special Topics: Cultural Studies 1
ENGL 407 (3) The 20th Century
ENGL 411 (3) Studies in Canadian Fiction
ENGL 418 (3) A Major Modernist Writer
ENGL 430 (3) Studies in Drama
ENGL 431 (3) Studies in Drama
ENGL 438 (3) Studies in Literary Form
ENGL 480 (3) Studies in History of Film 1
ENGL 490 (3) Culture and Critical Theory 2
GERM 362 (3) 20th Century Literature Topics
GERM 366 (3) Postwar German Literature/Film
HIST 398 (3) Topics in Italian History
HIST 426 (3) Topics: British Cultural History
HIST 429 (3) Topics: Canadian Family History
HIST 470D1 (3) Topics: Historical Interpretation
HIST 470D2 (3) Topics: Historical Interpretation
HIST 493D1 (3) Topics: Canadian Social History
HIST 493D2 (3) Topics: Canadian Social History
JWST 351 (3) Studies in Modern Jewish Literature
PHIL 544 (3) Political Theory
RELG 336 (3) Contemporary Theological Issues
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component Women's Studies (36 credits)

Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours Program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs." 

Joint Honours students should consult an advisor in each department to discuss their course selection and their interdisciplinary research project (if applicable).

The Joint Honours Component in the Women's Studies program offers a degree of analysis and depth of contemporary and historical critical issues centered on women, gender, and/or feminism beyond that of the Major Concentration. It culminates in the completion of an Honours thesis, supervised by a faculty member. Students secure the approval of a potential thesis advisor during the year before undertaking the thesis. Three credits are accorded to the thesis (graded by the thesis advisor), and 3 credits are accorded to work undertaken in the Colloquium which requires supplemental reading and writing assignments, training in research and thesis writing methods, presentation to the group of theses in progress, and response to the work of others.

Joint Honours students must maintain a program GPA of 3.30 and a CGPA of 3.00.

Required Courses (12 credits)

WMST 200 (3) Introduction to Women's Studies
WMST 303 (3) Feminist Theory and Research
WMST 495D1 (1.5) Honours/Joint Honours Colloquium
WMST 495D2 (1.5) Honours/Joint Honours Colloquium
WMST 497D1 (1.5) Honours/Joint Honours Thesis
WMST 497D2 (1.5) Honours/Joint Honours Thesis

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

Overview of the specifications for the 24 complementary credits:

3 credits from a list of Women's Studies (WMST) courses and

9 credits selected from Group A courses and

12 credits selected from Group B courses

Over the entire 24 credits,

6 credits minimum must be at the 400- or 500-level and

12 credits maximum may be at the 200-level.

Women's Studies (WMST)

3 credits from:

WMST 301 (3) Women's Studies Current Topics 1
WMST 302 (3) Women's Studies Current Topics 2
WMST 401 (3) Women's Studies Special Topics 1
WMST 402 (3) Women's Studies Special Topics 2
WMST 501 (3) Advanced Topics 1
WMST 502 (3) Advanced Topics 2
WMST 513 (3) Gender, Race and Science

Complementary Course Group A

9 credits from Group A

Group A courses are divided into eight sub-groups. Students may take only one course from any particular grouping. Any additional credits taken above the 9 credits from Complementary Course Group A may count as credits towards Complementary Course Group B.

Group A-1

SOCI 270 (3) Sociology of Gender

Group A-2

PHIL 242 (3) Introduction to Feminist Theory

Group A-3

COMS 310 (3) Media and Feminist Studies

Group A-4, Gender Relations in Major Societal Institutions

SOCI 247 (3) Family and Modern Society
SOCI 321 (3) Gender and Work
SOCI 390 (3) Gender and Health

Group A-5, Transnational or National Histories of Women/Gender and Sexuality

EAST 370 (3) History of Sexuality in Japan
HIST 323 (3) History and Sexuality 1
HIST 347 (3) History and Sexuality 2

Group A-6, Women/Gender and Literature

EAST 350 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature
EAST 351 (3) Women Writers of China
ENGL 443 (3) Contemporary Women's Fiction
ENGL 444 (3) Studies: Women's Writing and Feminist Theory

Group A-7, Women/Gender in a Religious Tradition

RELG 256 (3) Women in Judaism and Islam
RELG 338 (3) Women and the Christian Tradition
RELG 356 (3) Gender & Sexuality in Hinduism

Group A-8, Women and Health

HSEL 308 (3) Issues in Women's Health
HSEL 309 (3) Women's Reproductive Health

Complementary Course Group B

12 credits from Group B

Students select 12 credits from the Group B lists in consultation with an advisor and identify an individual focus of study comprised of 9 credits.

Reminder: A minimum of 6 credits at the 400- or 500-level must be taken in the 24 credits of Complementary Courses. Students will find more possible choices to meet this requirement in Group B.

Group B includes courses offered by many different departments and other interdisciplinary studies programs all of which are centrally focused on women and/or gender and/or feminism.

Group B also has a list of "topics" courses for which the course subject matter may change each time the course is taught. These courses may be taken toward Women's Studies programs ONLY when the topic is appropriate for Women's Studies, that is, it is centrally focused on women and/or gender and/or feminism in a given year and with documentation on file for the given year. Additions may be made during a particular calendar year depending on the topic of special and current topics courses. For final updates, go to http://www.mcgill.ca/igsf/. Please note that not all courses are offered every year.

ANTH 341 (3) Women in Cross-cultural Perspective
ANTH 342 (3) Gender, Inequality and the State
ANTH 413 (3) Gender in Archaeology
ARTH 352 (3) Feminism in Art and Art History
CLAS 370 (3) Women in Greek Drama
CMPL 504 (3) Feminist Legal Theory
COMS 310 (3) Media and Feminist Studies
EAST 350 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature
EAST 351 (3) Women Writers of China
EAST 370 (3) History of Sexuality in Japan
EAST 390 (3) The Chinese Family in History
EAST 466 (3) Feminism and Japan
EDPE 515 (3) Gender Identity Development
ENGL 396 (3) Women in Film and Media
ENGL 397 (3) Feminist Approaches to Cultural Studies
ENGL 443 (3) Contemporary Women's Fiction
ENGL 444 (3) Studies: Women's Writing and Feminist Theory
GERM 364 (3) German Culture: Gender and Society
GERM 455 (3) Women of the Romantic Era
HISP 358 (3) Women Writers Fiction Spanish-America
HIST 199 (3) FYS: Medieval Women and Men
HIST 323 (3) History and Sexuality 1
HIST 347 (3) History and Sexuality 2
HIST 412 (3) Women and Gender in Modern Britain
HIST 420 (3) Gender and Sexuality in Modern China
HIST 424 (3) Gender, Sexuality & Medicine
HIST 433 (3) British Queer History
HIST 439 (3) History of Women in China
HIST 448 (3) Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East
HIST 463D1 (3) Topics: History of Women in Canada
HIST 463D2 (3) Topics: History of Women in Canada
HIST 525 (3) Women, Work and Family in Global History
HSEL 308 (3) Issues in Women's Health
HSEL 309 (3) Women's Reproductive Health
ITAL 363 (3) Gender, Literature and Society
ITAL 383 (3) Women's Writing since 1880
MUHL 220 (3) Women in Music
PHIL 242 (3) Introduction to Feminist Theory
PHIL 442 (3) Topics in Feminist Theory
RELG 256 (3) Women in Judaism and Islam
RELG 338 (3) Women and the Christian Tradition
RELG 339 (3) Gender & Sexuality in Buddhism
RELG 356 (3) Gender & Sexuality in Hinduism
RELG 372 (3) Hindu Goddesses
SDST 250 (3) Introduction: Sexual Diversity Studies
SOCI 247 (3) Family and Modern Society
SOCI 270 (3) Sociology of Gender
SOCI 321 (3) Gender and Work
SOCI 370 (3) Sociology: Gender and Development
SOCI 390 (3) Gender and Health
SOCI 425 (3) Sociology of the Body
SOCI 489 (3) Gender, Deviance and Social Control
SOCI 519 (3) Gender and Globalization
SOCI 530 (3) Sex and Gender
SOCI 535 (3) Sociology of the Family
SWRK 377 (3) Women's Issues in Practice
WMST 301 (3) Women's Studies Current Topics 1
WMST 302 (3) Women's Studies Current Topics 2
WMST 401 (3) Women's Studies Special Topics 1
WMST 402 (3) Women's Studies Special Topics 2
WMST 461 (3) Tutorial in Women's Studies 1
WMST 462 (3) Tutorial in Women's Studies 2
WMST 501 (3) Advanced Topics 1
WMST 502 (3) Advanced Topics 2
WMST 513 (3) Gender, Race and Science

Group B: Topics Courses

The courses below are acceptable ONLY when the topic is appropriate for Women's Studies (centrally focused on women and/or gender and/or feminism) and there is documentation on file for the given year.

CANS 406 (3) Canadian Studies Seminar 6
COMS 490 (3) History and Theory of Media
EAST 453 (3) Topics: Chinese Literature
ENGL 335 (3) The 20th Century Novel 1
ENGL 345 (3) Literature and Society
ENGL 362 (3) Poetry of the 20th Century 2
ENGL 391 (3) Special Topics: Cultural Studies 1
ENGL 407 (3) The 20th Century
ENGL 411 (3) Studies in Canadian Fiction
ENGL 418 (3) A Major Modernist Writer
ENGL 430 (3) Studies in Drama
ENGL 431 (3) Studies in Drama
ENGL 438 (3) Studies in Literary Form
ENGL 480 (3) Studies in History of Film 1
ENGL 490 (3) Culture and Critical Theory 2
GERM 362 (3) 20th Century Literature Topics
GERM 366 (3) Postwar German Literature/Film
HIST 398 (3) Topics in Italian History
HIST 426 (3) Topics: British Cultural History
HIST 429 (3) Topics: Canadian Family History
HIST 470D1 (3) Topics: Historical Interpretation
HIST 470D2 (3) Topics: Historical Interpretation
HIST 493D1 (3) Topics: Canadian Social History
HIST 493D2 (3) Topics: Canadian Social History
JWST 351 (3) Studies in Modern Jewish Literature
PHIL 544 (3) Political Theory
RELG 336 (3) Contemporary Theological Issues
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Women's Studies (WMST)

Location

Location

  • McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF)
  • 3487 Peel Street, Second Floor
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W7

About Women's Studies

About Women's Studies

Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program that brings to light contemporary and historical critical issues centred on women, gender and/or feminism. The program provides students with opportunities to explore the meanings and intersections of such categories as gender, 'race', class, sexual orientation, age, ability, citizenship, and national identity for example, and to examine how such categories might inform and reproduce power relationships.

Students must see an advisor in Women's Studies at a minimum upon registering in WMST and prior to selecting courses for the final year of study.

For further information concerning courses, please consult the IGSF Teaching Programs Handbook available from the IGSF or online at www.mcgill.ca/igsf. The most up-to-date information concerning courses will be on the website.

Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)