Learn More About First Year in Gender & Women's Studies
Program Requirements in First Year
We run two different sections of our first year courses: sections A and R. Both sections feature one two-hour lecture weekly. Section A also offers an in-class tutorial (or seminar), while section R offers an online tutorial (or seminar). Students wanting to take section A (WMST 1001H-A and WMST 1002H-A) must register for the LECTURE and also ONE SEMINAR. Students wanting to take section R (WMST 1001H-R and WMST 1002H-R) sign up for the lecture only, since the one-hour seminar in this section is delivered online. Both sections of this course are comprised of 3 contact hours weekly.
WMST 1001H – Thinking Gender: An Introduction to Gender
FALL PTBO (Section A) - Instructor: TBA
FALL PTBO (Section R) - Instructor: TBA
An introduction to key concepts, issues, and themes informing the field of gender and women's studies. We challenge many taken-for-granted assumptions about gender relations, feminism, and human inequalities, and examine the social construction of sex and gender in relation to other categories such as "race", class, disability, and sexuality. Excludes WMST 1000Y (100).
WMST 1002H – Gender Matters: Issues and Contexts
WINTER PTBO (Section A) - Instructor: TBA
WINTER PTBO (Section R) - Instructor: TBA
Considers gender, sex, and bodies in relation to contemporary challenges facing our world, both in North America and abroad. Through issues including media, popular culture, violence, sexuality, health, poverty, and globalization, we explore diverse women's experiences and gender relations, and evaluate multiple pathways towards gender and economic justice for everyone. Excludes WMST 1000Y (100)
Weekly lectures and tutorials
SPECIAL NOTE: There are two sections of our first-year courses: Section A and Section R. When students select WMST 1001H-A (Section A) and WMST 1002H-A (Section A) they are required to register in the LECTURE and also ONE SEMINAR. When selecting WMST 1001H-R (Section R) and WMST 1002H-R (Section R) they sign up for lecture only (2 hours); one-hour seminars are delivered online. Both sections of this course are comprised of 3 contact hours weekly.
Hobbs, Margaret, & Rice, Carla. (2013). Gender and Women's Studies in Canada: Critical Terrain. Toronto: Women's Press.
For More Information
For more information regarding this course offering or if you have any other questions, please contact the Gender & Women’s Studies department.