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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions V, W, Z Women's Studies WMST
Women's Studies WMST

Instruction offered by the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts.

Junior Course
Women's Studies 201       Talking Gender and Sexuality
An interdisciplinary and intersectional examination of the social and cultural constructions of gender and sexuality. Uses a series of case studies involving historical events and current affairs to discuss how ideas about gender and sexual identity shape our social systems, cultural expression, and political values. The Canadian context is emphasized.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Senior Courses
Women's Studies 303       Topics in Feminism
Explores key issues in feminist theory and activism, including relevant related issues in gender, sexuality, race and others.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Women's Studies 305       Topics in Gender and Sexuality
Explores key issues in gender and sexuality studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Women's Studies 311       Theorizing Gender and Sexuality
Explores contemporary approaches to theorizing gender and sexuality, with attention to their historical bases. Includes consideration of feminist, queer, trans, and intersectional theories.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Women's Studies 315       Methods for Gender and Sexuality Research
Explores the scholarly and political implications of engaging in research on gender and sexuality by examining key feminist, queer, trans, and intersectional methods.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Women's Studies 401       Special Topics in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
An in-depth exploration of a specific area of research interest in feminist, gender or sexuality studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in courses labelled Women’s Studies.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Women's Studies 405       Praxis Seminar
Reflection upon best practices and theoretical paradigms for feminist, gender, and sexuality activism. Activist/volunteer work, outside of class-time, will be required.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in courses labelled Women’s Studies.     
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Women's Studies 501       Independent Research
Supervised individual study of a special topic. Intended primarily for students in Women’s Studies programs.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
Students wishing to register in this class must first consult with the Department, and are responsible for proposing a topic and securing a supervisor.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Women's Studies 503       Community Service Learning
An opportunity for students to learn from volunteer service in community organizing and/or activism relating to feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. Students will present findings related to their community engagement placement to the class in scheduled sessions during the term.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(1.5S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Women's Studies 201, 405 and consent of the Department.
Notes:
Students wishing to register in the class must first secure a volunteer position and have that position approved by the department. Volunteer commitment over the term must be between 20-25 hours.
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Women's Studies 590       Honours Thesis
Supervised individual research and preparation of an Honours thesis.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Honours program in Women’s Studies and consent of the Department.
Notes:
Students are responsible for securing a thesis supervisor prior to enrolling in the class.
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