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Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
1501 Dunton Tower
613-520-6645
http://carleton.ca/womensstudies

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

Women's and Gender Studies
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit from:1.0
WGST 1808 [1.0]
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
FYSM 1402 [1.0]
Issues in Women's and Gender Studies
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
WGST 2800 [0.5]
Intersectional Identities
WGST 2801 [0.5]
Activism, Feminisms, and Social Justice
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
WGST 3809 [0.5]
Feminist Thought
WGST 3810 [0.5]
Feminist Research
4.  3.0 credits from:3.0
WGST 3400 [0.5]
Feminists and Feminism in Canada
WGST 3803 [0.5]
Feminisms and Transnationalism
WGST 3804 [0.5]
Gender and Literature
WGST 3806 [0.5]
Growing Up Gendered
WGST 3807 [0.5]
Gendered Violence
WGST 3812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 4800 [0.5]
Women’s and Gender Studies Practicum
WGST 4801 [1.0]
Women's and Gender Studies Practicum
WGST 4803 [0.5]
Globalized Bodies
WGST 4804 [0.5]
Digital Lives in Global Spaces
WGST 4807 [0.5]
Gender and Health in a Globalized World
WGST 4809 [0.5]
Feminist Theory
WGST 4811 [1.0]
Honours Research Project in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 4812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 4814 [0.5]
Independent Study
WGST 4815 [0.5]
Women in Management
5.  1.0 credit from (if not used to fulfil Item 4 above):1.0
or
b) 1.0 credit from:
WGST 4800 [0.5]
Women’s and Gender Studies Practicum
WGST 4801 [1.0]
Women's and Gender Studies Practicum
WGST 4803 [0.5]
Globalized Bodies
WGST 4804 [0.5]
Digital Lives in Global Spaces
WGST 4807 [0.5]
Gender and Health in a Globalized World
WGST 4809 [0.5]
Feminist Theory
WGST 4812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 4814 [0.5]
Independent Study
WGST 4815 [0.5]
Women in Management
Note: courses used to fulfill item 4 above may not be used to fulfill this requirement
6.  2.0 credits from:2.0
WGST 2803 [0.5]
Body Matters: The Politics of Bodies
WGST 2807 [0.5]
Issues in Reproductive Health
WGST 2811 [0.5]
Masculinities
WGST 2812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 2814 [0.5]
Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Production
WGST 3400 [0.5]
Feminists and Feminism in Canada
WGST 3803 [0.5]
Feminisms and Transnationalism
WGST 3804 [0.5]
Gender and Literature
WGST 3806 [0.5]
Growing Up Gendered
WGST 3807 [0.5]
Gendered Violence
WGST 3812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 4800 [0.5]
Women’s and Gender Studies Practicum
WGST 4801 [1.0]
Women's and Gender Studies Practicum
WGST 4803 [0.5]
Globalized Bodies
WGST 4804 [0.5]
Digital Lives in Global Spaces
WGST 4807 [0.5]
Gender and Health in a Globalized World
WGST 4809 [0.5]
Feminist Theory
WGST 4811 [1.0]
Honours Research Project in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 4812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 4814 [0.5]
Independent Study
WGST 4815 [0.5]
Women in Management
or WGST - approved courses in other disciplines
Note: courses used to fulfil Item 4 or 5.a) above may not be used to fulfil this requirement.
B. Credits not included in the Major CGPA (11.0 credits)
7.  8.0 credits not in WGST8.0
8.  3.0 credits in free electives3.0
Note: registration in Item 5.a) above, WGST 4811, requires a major CGPA of at least 11.00.
Total Credits20.0

Women's and Gender Studies
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Women's and Gender Studies Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit from: 1.0
WGST 1808 [1.0]
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
FYSM 1402 [1.0]
Issues in Women's and Gender Studies
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
WGST 2800 [0.5]
Intersectional Identities
WGST 2801 [0.5]
Activism, Feminisms, and Social Justice
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
WGST 3809 [0.5]
Feminist Thought
WGST 3810 [0.5]
Feminist Research
4.  1.5 credit from:1.5
WGST 2803 [0.5]
Body Matters: The Politics of Bodies
WGST 2807 [0.5]
Issues in Reproductive Health
WGST 2811 [0.5]
Masculinities
WGST 2812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 2814 [0.5]
Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Production
WGST 3400 [0.5]
Feminists and Feminism in Canada
WGST 3803 [0.5]
Feminisms and Transnationalism
WGST 3804 [0.5]
Gender and Literature
WGST 3806 [0.5]
Growing Up Gendered
WGST 3807 [0.5]
Gendered Violence
WGST 3812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
5.  1.5 credits from (if not already used toward Item 4 above):1.5
ANTH 2040 [0.5]
Anthropology and Gender
ECON 3380 [0.5]
The Economics of Gender and Ethnicity
ENGL 2108 [0.5]
Women and Literature
ENGL 2109 [0.5]
Gender, Sexuality and Literature
FILM 3301 [0.5]
Topics in Cinema and Gender
HIST 2506 [0.5]
Introduction to Women's and Gender History
HIST 3505 [0.5]
Women in Canada
HIST 3106 [0.5]
Social History of Sexuality
HIST 3120 [0.5]
History of the Body
HIST 3406 [0.5]
African-American Women
HIST 3604 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Modern Europe
HIST 3713 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
HIST 3717 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Africa
HUMR 2301 [0.5]
Human Rights and Sexualities
LAWS 3001 [0.5]
Women and the Legal Process
LAWS 3503 [0.5]
Equality and Discrimination
LAWS 3804 [0.5]
Law of the Family
MUSI 3302 [0.5]
Music and Gender I
PHIL 2306 [0.5]
Philosophy and Feminism
PHIL 2307 [0.5]
Gender and Philosophy
PSCI 2500 [0.5]
Gender and Politics
PSCI 3303 [0.5]
Feminist Political Theory
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSYC 3603 [0.5]
Psychology of Women
RELI 2235 [0.5]
Women in Christian Tradition
RELI 3131 [0.5]
Judaism and Gender
RELI 3222 [0.5]
Women in Early Christianity
SOCI 2043 [0.5]
Sociology of the Family
SOCI 2045 [0.5]
Gender and Society
SOCI 3040 [0.5]
Studies in the Sociology of Gender
SOCI 3044 [0.5]
Sociology of Sex and Sexuality
SOCI 3056 [0.5]
Women and Health
SOCI 3420 [0.5]
Studies in Gender and Criminal Justice
SOWK 3804 [0.5]
Law of the Family
SXST 2101 [0.5]
Sexuality Studies: A Critical Introduction
SXST 3102 [0.5]
Critical Methodologies in Sexuality
SXST 3104 [0.5]
Transnational Sexualities
WGST 2803 [0.5]
Body Matters: The Politics of Bodies
WGST 2807 [0.5]
Issues in Reproductive Health
WGST 2811 [0.5]
Masculinities
WGST 2812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 2814 [0.5]
Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Production
WGST 3400 [0.5]
Feminists and Feminism in Canada
WGST 3803 [0.5]
Feminisms and Transnationalism
WGST 3804 [0.5]
Gender and Literature
WGST 3806 [0.5]
Growing Up Gendered
WGST 3807 [0.5]
Gendered Violence
WGST 3812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
6.  0.5 credit from:0.5
WGST 4800 [0.5]
Women’s and Gender Studies Practicum
WGST 4801 [1.0]
Women's and Gender Studies Practicum
WGST 4803 [0.5]
Globalized Bodies
WGST 4804 [0.5]
Digital Lives in Global Spaces
WGST 4807 [0.5]
Gender and Health in a Globalized World
WGST 4809 [0.5]
Feminist Theory
WGST 4811 [1.0]
Honours Research Project in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 4812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 4814 [0.5]
Independent Study
WGST 4815 [0.5]
Women in Management
7.  0.5 credit from:0.5
ARTH 4600 [0.5]
Feminist and/or Gender Issues in Art
COMS 4604 [0.5]
Media, Gender and Sexuality
HIST 4505 [1.0]
Seminar in Women's and Gender History
HUMR 4401 [0.5]
Gender, Citizenship and Social Justice in a Transnational World
LAWS 4001 [0.5]
Law, Family and Gender
LAWS 4002 [0.5]
Feminist Theories of Law
MUSI 4303 [0.5]
Music and Gender II
PADM 4213 [0.5]
Gender and Public Policy
PHIL 4005 [0.5]
Seminar in Modern Philosophy
PHIL 4603 [0.5]
Special Topic in Feminist Philosophy
PHIL 4604 [0.5]
Special Topic in Feminist Philosophy
PSCI 4403 [0.5]
Reproductive Rights Policy in North America
PSCI 4500 [0.5]
Gender and Globalization
PSCI 4501 [0.5]
Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies
PSCI 4506 [0.5]
Women and Politics in North America
PSCI 4605 [0.5]
Gender in International Relations
SOCI 4039 [0.5]
Women in Contemporary Middle East Societies
SOCI 4040 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in the Sociology of Gender
SOCI 4420 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Gender and Criminal Justice
SOWK 4206 [0.5]
Feminist Counselling
SXST 4101 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Studies of Sexuality
SXST 4104 [0.5]
Sexuality and Political Economy
WGST 4800 [0.5]
Women’s and Gender Studies Practicum
WGST 4801 [1.0]
Women's and Gender Studies Practicum
WGST 4803 [0.5]
Globalized Bodies
WGST 4804 [0.5]
Digital Lives in Global Spaces
WGST 4807 [0.5]
Gender and Health in a Globalized World
WGST 4809 [0.5]
Feminist Theory
WGST 4811 [1.0]
Honours Research Project in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 4812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 4814 [0.5]
Independent Study
WGST 4815 [0.5]
Women in Management
B. Additional Requirements (13.0 credits)13.0
8. The requirements for Combined Honours in the other discipline must be met
9. Sufficient electives to make a total of 20.0 credits for the degree
Total Credits20.0

Note: Other courses may be substituted for the credits specified above in Items 4 and 5 above when material on gender and/or women is central to the course. Such substitutions must be individually approved by the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies.

Women's and Gender Studies
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (6.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit from: 1.0
WGST 1808 [1.0]
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
FYSM 1402 [1.0]
Issues in Women's and Gender Studies
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
WGST 2800 [0.5]
Intersectional Identities
WGST 2801 [0.5]
Activism, Feminisms, and Social Justice
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
WGST 3809 [0.5]
Feminist Thought
WGST 3810 [0.5]
Feminist Research
4.  1.0 credit from: 1.0
ECON 3380 [0.5]
The Economics of Gender and Ethnicity
FILM 3301 [0.5]
Topics in Cinema, Gender, and Sexuality
HIST 3106 [0.5]
Social History of Sexuality
HIST 3120 [0.5]
History of the Body
HIST 3406 [0.5]
African-American Women
HIST 3505 [0.5]
Women in Canada
HIST 3604 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Modern Europe
HIST 3713 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
HIST 3717 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Africa
LAWS 3001 [0.5]
Women and the Legal Process
LAWS 3503 [0.5]
Equality and Discrimination
LAWS 3804 [0.5]
Law of the Family
MUSI 3302 [0.5]
Music and Gender I
PSCI 3303 [0.5]
Feminist Political Theory
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSYC 3603 [0.5]
Psychology of Women
RELI 3131 [0.5]
Judaism and Gender
RELI 3222 [0.5]
Women in Early Christianity
SOCI 3040 [0.5]
Studies in the Sociology of Gender
SOCI 3044 [0.5]
Sociology of Sex and Sexuality
SOCI 3056 [0.5]
Women and Health
SOCI 3420 [0.5]
Studies in Gender and Criminal Justice
SOWK 3804 [0.5]
Law of the Family
SXST 3102 [0.5]
Critical Methodologies in Sexuality
SXST 3104 [0.5]
Transnational Sexualities
WGST 3400 [0.5]
Feminists and Feminism in Canada
WGST 3803 [0.5]
Feminisms and Transnationalism
WGST 3804 [0.5]
Gender and Literature
WGST 3806 [0.5]
Growing Up Gendered
WGST 3807 [0.5]
Gendered Violence
WGST 3812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
5.  2.0 credits from the courses in Item 4 and:2.0
ANTH 2040 [0.5]
Anthropology and Gender
ENGL 2108 [0.5]
Women and Literature
ENGL 2109 [0.5]
Gender, Sexuality and Literature
HIST 2506 [0.5]
Introduction to Women's and Gender History
HUMR 2301 [0.5]
Human Rights and Sexualities
PHIL 2306 [0.5]
Philosophy and Feminism
PHIL 2307 [0.5]
Gender and Philosophy
PSCI 2500 [0.5]
Gender and Politics
RELI 2235 [0.5]
Women in Christian Tradition
SOCI 2043 [0.5]
Sociology of the Family
SOCI 2045 [0.5]
Gender and Society
SXST 2101 [0.5]
Sexuality Studies: A Critical Introduction
WGST 2803 [0.5]
Body Matters: The Politics of Bodies
WGST 2807 [0.5]
Issues in Reproductive Health
WGST 2811 [0.5]
Masculinities
WGST 2812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 2814 [0.5]
Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Production
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits)
6.  6.0 credits in electives not in WGST6.0
7.  3.0 credits in free electives3.0
Total Credits15.0

Note: Other courses may be substituted for the credits specified above in items 4 and 5 above when material on gender and/or women is central to the course. Such substitutions must be individually approved by the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies.

Minor in Women's and Gender Studies
(4.0 credits)

Requirements:
1.  1.0 credit from: 1.0
WGST 1808 [1.0]
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
FYSM 1402 [1.0]
Issues in Women's and Gender Studies
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
WGST 2800 [0.5]
Intersectional Identities
WGST 2801 [0.5]
Activism, Feminisms, and Social Justice
3.  1.0 credit from: 1.0
ECON 3380 [0.5]
The Economics of Gender and Ethnicity
FILM 3301 [0.5]
Topics in Cinema and Gender
HIST 3106 [0.5]
Social History of Sexuality
HIST 3120 [0.5]
History of the Body
HIST 3406 [0.5]
African-American Women
HIST 3505 [0.5]
Women in Canada
HIST 3604 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Modern Europe
HIST 3713 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
HIST 3717 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Africa
LAWS 3001 [0.5]
Women and the Legal Process
LAWS 3503 [0.5]
Equality and Discrimination
LAWS 3804 [0.5]
Law of the Family
MUSI 3302 [0.5]
Music and Gender I
PSCI 3303 [0.5]
Feminist Political Theory
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSYC 3603 [0.5]
Psychology of Women
RELI 3131 [0.5]
Judaism and Gender
RELI 3222 [0.5]
Women in Early Christianity
SOCI 3040 [0.5]
Studies in the Sociology of Gender
SOCI 3044 [0.5]
Sociology of Sex and Sexuality
SOCI 3056 [0.5]
Women and Health
SOCI 3420 [0.5]
Studies in Gender and Criminal Justice
SOWK 3804 [0.5]
Law of the Family
SXST 3102 [0.5]
Critical Methodologies in Sexuality
SXST 3104 [0.5]
Transnational Sexualities
WGST 3400 [0.5]
Feminists and Feminism in Canada
WGST 3803 [0.5]
Feminisms and Transnationalism
WGST 3804 [0.5]
Gender and Literature
WGST 3806 [0.5]
Growing Up Gendered
WGST 3807 [0.5]
Gendered Violence
WGST 3809 [0.5]
Feminist Thought
WGST 3810 [0.5]
Feminist Research
WGST 3812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
4.  1.0 credit from the courses in Item 3, or:1.0
ANTH 2040 [0.5]
Anthropology and Gender
ENGL 2108 [0.5]
Women and Literature
ENGL 2109 [0.5]
Gender, Sexuality and Literature
HIST 2506 [0.5]
Introduction to Women's and Gender History
HUMR 2301 [0.5]
Human Rights and Sexualities
PHIL 2306 [0.5]
Philosophy and Feminism
PHIL 2307 [0.5]
Gender and Philosophy
PSCI 2500 [0.5]
Gender and Politics
RELI 2235 [0.5]
Women in Christian Tradition
SOCI 2043 [0.5]
Sociology of the Family
SOCI 2045 [0.5]
Gender and Society
SXST 2101 [0.5]
Sexuality Studies: A Critical Introduction
WGST 2803 [0.5]
Body Matters: The Politics of Bodies
WGST 2807 [0.5]
Issues in Reproductive Health
WGST 2811 [0.5]
Masculinities
WGST 2812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 2814 [0.5]
Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Production
5. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Total Credits4.0

Note: Other courses may be substituted for the credits specified above when material on gender and/or women is central to the course. Such substitutions must be individually approved by the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies.

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Women's and Gender Studies (4.0 credits)

Admission to this program requires the permission of the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies. Normally, students would be required to have completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum B average or higher to be admitted. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Requirements:
1.  1.5 credits in:1.5
WGST 2800 [0.5]
Intersectional Identities
WGST 3809 [0.5]
Feminist Thought
WGST 3810 [0.5]
Feminist Research
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
WGST 4003 [0.5]
Transitions in Women's and Gender Studies
3.  2.0 credits in WGST electives at the 4000 level or approved Women's and Gender Studies electives at the 4000 level in other units.2.0
Total Credits4.0

Approved Women's and Gender Studies Electives

The following course offerings are listed for the convenience of students. Detailed course descriptions will be found under the appropriate departmental course listings.

Note: Special Topics courses and other courses offered by units throughout the University may in any given year contain substantial material on gender and/or women's experience. Recent examples include certain courses in art history, geography, history, journalism and sociology.

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Art History
ARTH 4600 [0.5]
Feminist and/or Gender Issues in Art
English Language and Literature
ENGL 2108 [0.5]
Women and Literature
ENGL 2109 [0.5]
Gender, Sexuality and Literature
Film Studies
FILM 3301 [0.5]
Topics in Cinema and Gender
History
HIST 2506 [0.5]
Introduction to Women's and Gender History
HIST 3106 [0.5]
Social History of Sexuality
HIST 3406 [0.5]
African-American Women
HIST 3505 [0.5]
Women in Canada
HIST 3713 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
HIST 3717 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Africa
HIST 4505 [1.0]
Seminar in Women's and Gender History
Human Rights
HUMR 2301 [0.5]
Human Rights and Sexualities
HUMR 4401 [0.5]
Gender, Citizenship and Social Justice in a Transnational World
MUSI 3302 [0.5]
Music and Gender I
MUSI 4303 [0.5]
Music and Gender II
PHIL 2306 [0.5]
Philosophy and Feminism
PHIL 2307 [0.5]
Gender and Philosophy
PHIL 4005 [0.5]
Seminar in Modern Philosophy
PHIL 4603 [0.5]
Special Topic in Feminist Philosophy
PHIL 4604 [0.5]
Special Topic in Feminist Philosophy
Psychology
PSYC 3603 [0.5]
Psychology of Women
Religion
RELI 2235 [0.5]
Women in Christian Tradition
RELI 3131 [0.5]
Judaism and Gender
RELI 3222 [0.5]
Women in Early Christianity
Sexuality Studies
SXST 2101 [0.5]
Sexuality Studies: A Critical Introduction
SXST 3102 [0.5]
Critical Methodologies in Sexuality
SXST 3104 [0.5]
Transnational Sexualities
SXST 4101 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Studies of Sexuality
SXST 4104 [0.5]
Sexuality and Political Economy
Sociology-Anthropology
ANTH 2040 [0.5]
Anthropology and Gender
SOCI 2043 [0.5]
Sociology of the Family
SOCI 2045 [0.5]
Gender and Society
SOCI 3040 [0.5]
Studies in the Sociology of Gender
SOCI 3044 [0.5]
Sociology of Sex and Sexuality
SOCI 3056 [0.5]
Women and Health
SOCI 3420 [0.5]
Studies in Gender and Criminal Justice
SOCI 4039 [0.5]
Women in Contemporary Middle East Societies
SOCI 4040 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in the Sociology of Gender
SOCI 4420 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Gender and Criminal Justice
FACULTY OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Communication and Media Studies
COMS 4604 [0.5]
Media, Gender and Sexuality
Economics
ECON 3380 [0.5]
The Economics of Gender and Ethnicity
Law
LAWS 3001 [0.5]
Women and the Legal Process
LAWS 3503 [0.5]
Equality and Discrimination
LAWS 3804 [0.5]
Law of the Family
LAWS 4001 [0.5]
Law, Family and Gender
LAWS 4002 [0.5]
Feminist Theories of Law
Political Science
PSCI 2500 [0.5]
Gender and Politics
PSCI 3303 [0.5]
Feminist Political Theory
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSCI 4403 [0.5]
Reproductive Rights Policy in North America
PSCI 4500 [0.5]
Gender and Globalization
PSCI 4501 [0.5]
Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies
PSCI 4506 [0.5]
Women and Politics in North America
PSCI 4605 [0.5]
Gender in International Relations
Public Administration
PADM 4213 [0.5]
Gender and Public Policy
Social Work
SOWK 3804 [0.5]
Law of the Family
SOWK 4206 [0.5]
Feminist Counselling

Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) Courses

WGST 1808 [1.0 credit]
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

Overview of the major issues in women's and gender studies. Topics include the social construction of femininity and masculinity, violence, sexuality, representations of women, the treatment of women in the workplace and in education, women and the arts, and women's health.
Lectures and discussion three hours a week.

WGST 2800 [0.5 credit]
Intersectional Identities

Critical examination of the multiple intersections between gender, as a relation of power and social identity, as these intersect with (neo)colonialism, racism, poverty, ableism and heterosexism in a globalized world.
Prerequisite(s): one of WGST 1808, HUMR 1001, FYSM 1402 or FYSM 1403 or permission of the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies.
Lectures and discussion three hours a week.

WGST 2801 [0.5 credit]
Activism, Feminisms, and Social Justice

A comparative, interdisciplinary examination of feminist activism in the modern era. A range of perspectives and materials are used to examine the objectives, scope, and impact of feminists' efforts to effect social and political change in different historical, cultural, and national settings.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures and discussion three hours a week.

WGST 2803 [0.5 credit]
Body Matters: The Politics of Bodies

Introduction to feminist studies of globalization and politics of bodies. Globalization of ideas, cultures, economics and politics, movement of bodies, bodies as spaces for disrupting norms of sex, gender, race, class, ability, sexuality, embodiment and embodied resistance in a globalized world.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures and discussion three hours a week.

WGST 2807 [0.5 credit]
Issues in Reproductive Health

Global health challenges affecting the lives of women, men and children. Topics may include reproductive health, innovations in health research, caring and mothering, violence, ageing, health as a right, poverty and health, assistive reproductive technologies, sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS, contraceptives and abortion.
Lectures and discussion three hours per week.

WGST 2811 [0.5 credit]
Masculinities

Theoretical, experiential, cultural and policy issues around masculinities studies. The complexities of masculinities; the intersections of feminist and masculinity studies. Topics may include hegemonic, racialized, homosexual, and Other(ed) masculinities. Feminist theories and transnational perspectives frame course content and discussions.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures and discussion three hours a week.

WGST 2812 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies

An interdisciplinary analysis of one or more topics in women’s and gender studies.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures and discussion three hours a week. This course is repeatable when the topic changes.

WGST 2814 [0.5 credit]
Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Production

How gender and cultural (re)production (literature, visual/performing arts, social media) and consumption articulate, circulate, and transform each other within economic, political, and social contexts. Emphasis on role, object, processes, and representations.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures and discussion three hours a week.

WGST 3400 [0.5 credit]
Feminists and Feminism in Canada

Interdisciplinary examination of feminism's impact on Canadian history, culture and politics, and Canadian approaches to feminism in a global context. Surveys the role of feminist thinkers, activists and organizations in shaping Canadian society.
Also listed as CDNS 3400.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 credit in WGST courses or permission of the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

WGST 3803 [0.5 credit]
Feminisms and Transnationalism

Feminist analyses of the diversity of transnational experiences around rights, health, education, motherhood, fathering, work, social media and technological change, among others. Topics may include: migration, environment, wars/conflicts, neocolonialism, diaspora, human trafficking, refugee issues and displaced populations.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing, and 1.0 credit in WGST; or permission of the Institute.


WGST 3804 [0.5 credit]
Gender and Literature

Study of autobiographical writing, novels, short stories, and poetry by women writing primarily since 1970 in a variety of cultural settings. Cross-cultural point of view informed by feminist literary theory. All texts available in English translation.
Precludes additional credit for WOMN 3002 [1.0] and WGST 3004 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and 1.0 credit in WGST or permission of the Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies.
Lecture three hours a week.

WGST 3806 [0.5 credit]
Girlhoods

The emerging discipline of girlhood studies; social and cultural constructions of girlhood and categories of difference. Topics may include the commercialization of girlhood, popular culture and girls, negotiating identities, violence, sexualities, agency and activism in a globalizing world.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and 1.0 credit in WGST or permission of the Institute.
Lecture three hours a week.

WGST 3807 [0.5 credit]
Gendered Violence

Theories, concepts and contexts of the complex manifestations of gendered violence in the lives of women, men and children globally.
Precludes additional credit for WGST 3005 Section "A", if taken in Winter 2012 and WGST 3005 Section "A" if taken in Fall 2009.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and 1.0 credit in WGST or permission of the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies.
Lecture three hours a week.

WGST 3809 [0.5 credit]
Feminist Thought

Interdisciplinary approach introducing students to contemporary feminist thought and theories. Themes, issues and conflicts in feminist theorizing, including: debates around the concept of ‘woman’, sex wars, the politics of difference, epistemology, ontology, feminist knowledge, and power.
Precludes additional credit for WOMN 3808 no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and 1.0 credit in WGST or permission of the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies.
Lecture three hours a week.

WGST 3810 [0.5 credit]
Feminist Research

Examination of feminist methodologies and critiques of prevailing approaches to the construction of knowledge. Feminist epistemology, subjectivity, and ethics in feminist research are central themes.
Precludes additional credit for WOMN 3808 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and 1.0 credit in WGST, or permission of the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies.
Lecture three hours a week.

WGST 3812 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Women's and Gender Studies

An interdisciplinary analysis of one or more topics in women's and gender studies.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and 1.0 credit in WGST.
Lecture three hours a week.

WGST 4003 [0.5 credit]
Transitions in Women's and Gender Studies

Interdisciplinary overview of key historical concepts and issues in Women’s and Gender Studies in the areas of theory, epistemology, and research design. Topics will vary from year to year. Provides additional background for students entering Women’s and Gender Studies from other disciplines.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as WGST 5003, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

WGST 4800 [0.5 credit]
Women’s and Gender Studies Practicum

Experience in research through a combination of classroom seminars and a field placement. Each project will be negotiated individually as a contract between the student, instructor and institutional partner.
Precludes additional credit for WGST 4903 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): WGST 3809 and WGST 3810, and fourth-year standing with a minimum 6.5 CGPA in B.A. Hons. Women’s and Gender Studies program or permission of the Institute.


WGST 4801 [1.0 credit]
Women's and Gender Studies Practicum

Experience in applied feminisms through a combination of classroom seminars and internship. Each project will be negotiated individually as a contract between the student, instructor and institutional partner. Students must complete both the in-class and the internship portion of the course.
Precludes additional credit for WGST 4800, WGST 4903 and WGST 4904 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): WGST 3809, WGST 3810, and fourth-year standing with a minimum 6.5 CGPA in B.A. Hons. Women's and Gender Studies program or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as WGST 5920, for which additional credit is precluded.
This full-credit course is offered intensively in one term.

WGST 4803 [0.5 credit]
Globalized Bodies

Capstone course on globalization. Considers issues of migration, diaspora, globalization, territoriality, citizenship, human and sex trafficking, and human security in a globalized world, among others.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and 1.0 credit in WGST or permission of the Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies.

WGST 4804 [0.5 credit]
Digital Lives in Global Spaces

Capstone seminar in culture and production, digital worlds and globalization. Current debates and emerging issues in popular cultural productions in the areas of arts, literature, music, performance, film or digital and social media.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and 1.0 credit in WGST or permission of the Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

WGST 4807 [0.5 credit]
Gender and Health in a Globalized World

Capstone course on health. Considers issue of health in a global context, including the environment and health, technologies and health, gender and health, access to health care, and reproductive rights.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and 1.0 credit in WGST or permission of the Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

WGST 4809 [0.5 credit]
Feminist Theory

Advanced analyses of contemporary feminist theories. The contributions of, and tensions between, various feminist theoretical frameworks.
Precludes additional credit for WGST 4906 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in Women’s and Gender Studies and WGST 3809, or permission of the Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

WGST 4811 [1.0 credit]
Honours Research Project in Women’s and Gender Studies

Students will undertake a major research project on some aspect of women’s and gender studies under the supervision of a faculty member.
Prerequisite(s): a major CGPA of at least 11.00, plus WGST 3809 and WGST 3810 and fourth-year standing in B.A. Hons. Women’s and Gender Studies program, or permission of the Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies.

WGST 4812 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies

Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and 1.0 credit in Women’s and Gender Studies or permission of the Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies.
Seminar three hours a week. This course is repeatable when the topic changes.

WGST 4814 [0.5 credit]
Independent Study

Reading or research course supervised by a faculty member. Written proposal approved by the supervisor must be submitted before last day of course changes. Normally, only 0.5 credit of independent study may be counted in the program.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in a Women’s and Gender Studies program or permission of the Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies.

WGST 4815 [0.5 credit]
Women in Management

Organizational and personal challenges arising from changing gender roles and the increased participation of women in management and professional organizational roles.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing, and one of: (BUSI 2101 and BUSI 3103) or WGST 1808 [1.0] with a grade of C- or higher in each.
Lectures three hours a week.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

B.A. Regulations

The regulations presented below apply to all Bachelor of Arts programs. In addition to the requirements presented here, students must satisfy the University regulations common to all undergraduate students including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).

First-Year Seminars

B.A. degree students are strongly encouraged to include a First-Year Seminar (FYSM) during their first 4.0 credits of registration. Students are limited to 1.0 credit in FYSM and can only register in a FYSM while they have first-year standing in their B.A. program. Students who have completed the Enriched Support Program (ESP) or who are required to take a minimum of one English as a Second Language (ESLA) credit are not permitted to register in a FYSM.

Breadth Requirement

Among the credits presented at graduation, students in both the B.A. General and the B.A. Honours degrees and B.Co.M.S. are required to include 3.0 breadth credits, including 1.0 credit from each of three of the four Breadth Areas identified below. Credits that fulfil requirements in the Major, Minor, Concentration or Specialization may be used to fulfil the Breadth Requirement.

Students admitted with a completed university degree are exempt from breadth requirements.

Students in the following interdisciplinary programs are exempt from the B.A. breadth requirement.

  • African Studies
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Rights
Breadth Area 1: Culture and Communication

American Sign Language, Art History, Art and Culture, Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, English, Film Studies, French, Journalism, Music, and Languages (Arabic, English as a Second Language, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indigenous Languages, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

Subject codes: ARAB, ARTH, ASLA, CHIN, CLST, COMS, ENGL, ESLA, FILM, FINS, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, ITAL, JAPA, JOUR, LANG, LATN, MUSI, PORT, RUSS, SPAN

Breadth Area 2: Humanities

African Studies, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Canadian Studies, Child Studies, Classical Civilization, Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, Disability Studies, European and Russian Studies, History, Human Rights, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Linguistics, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Sexuality Studies, South Asian Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Subject codes: AFRI, ALDS, CDNS, CHST, CLCV, DBST, DIST, EURR, HIST, HUMR, HUMS, INDG, LACS, LING, MEMS, PHIL, RELI, SAST, SXST, WGST

Breadth Area 3: Science, Engineering, and Design

Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Health Sciences, Industrial Design, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Statistics, Physics, and Technology, Society, Environment.

Subject codes: AERO, ARCC, ARCH, ARCN, ARCS, ARCU, BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CIVE, CMPS, COMP, ECOR, ELEC, ENSC, ENVE, ERTH, FOOD, HLTH, IDES, ISCI, ISCS, ISYS, MAAE, MATH, MECH, NEUR, NSCI, PHYS, SREE, STAT, SYSC, TSES

Breadth Area 4: Social Sciences

Anthropology, Business, Cognitive Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geomatics, Global and International Studies, Global Politics, Interdisciplinary Public Affairs, International Affairs, Law, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Political Management, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Affairs and Policy Management, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Sociology

Subject codes: ANTH, BUSI, CGSC, CRCJ, ECON, ENST, GEOG, GEOM, GINS, GPOL, INAF, IPAF, LAWS, MGDS, PADM, PAPM, POLM, PSCI, PSYC, SOCI, SOWK

Declared and Undeclared Students

Students who are registered in a program within the degree are called Declared students. Most students designate a program of study when they first apply for admission and so begin their studies as Declared students. Students may also choose to begin their studies within the B.A. degree without being registered in a program. These students are referred to as Undeclared. The recommended course pattern for Undeclared students is outlined under Undeclared in the Programs section of this Calendar. Undeclared students must apply to enter a program before beginning their second year of study. The Student Academic Success Centre offers support to Undeclared students in making this decision.

Change of Program Within the B.A. Degree

Students may transfer to a program within the B.A. degree, if upon entry to the new program they would be in Good Standing . Other applications for change of program will be considered on their merits; students may be admitted to the new program in Good Standing or on Academic Warning. Students may apply to declare or change their program within the B.A. Degree at the Registrar's Office according to the published deadlines. Acceptance into a program or into a program element or option is subject to any enrollment limitations, specific program, program element or option requirements, as published in the relevant Calendar entry.

Minors, Concentrations and Specializations

Students may apply to the Registrar's Office to be admitted to a minor, concentration or specialization during their first or subsequent years of study. Acceptance into a minor, concentration or specialization is subject to any specific requirements of the intended Minor, Concentration or Specialization as published in the relevant Calendar entry. Acceptance into a Concentration or Specialization requires that the student be in Good Standing.

Mention : Français

Students registered in certain B.A. programs may earn the notation Mention : Français by completing part of their requirements in French and by demonstrating a knowledge of the history and culture of French Canada. The general requirements are listed below. For more specific details consult the departmental program entries.

Students in a B.A. Honours program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in French language;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level and 1.0 credit at the 4000-level in the Honours discipline taken in French.

Students in a B.A. General program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in advanced French;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level in the Major discipline taken in French.

Students in Combined Honours programs must fulfil the Mention : Français requirement in both disciplines.

Courses taught in French (Item 3, above) may be taken at Carleton, at the University of Ottawa on the Exchange Agreement, or at a francophone university on a Letter of Permission. Students planning to take courses on exchange or on a Letter of Permission should take careful note of the residence requirement for a minimum number of Carleton courses in their programs. Consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar for information regarding study on Exchange or Letter of Permission.

Regulations

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma

In addition to the requirements presented here, students must satisfy the University regulations (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).

Definition

A post-baccalaureate diploma is defined as a stand-alone undergraduate credential intended to:

  • qualify a candidate for consideration for entry into a master's program, or
  • bring a candidate who already possesses a bachelor's degree up to a level of a bachelor's degree of 20.0 credits or more in another discipline, or
  • provide a candidate who already possesses a twenty-credit bachelor's degree in the same discipline the opportunity to bring their previous studies to current equivalents and/or to examine alternative areas.
  • provide a candidate with a professional undergraduate credential for which the prior completion of an undergraduate degree program is appropriate

Program Requirements

  • A post-baccalaureate diploma is normally constituted of a minimum of 3.0 credits to a maximum of 5.0 credits of advanced undergraduate courses.
  • A minimum of 3.0 residency credits counting toward the post-baccalaureate diploma

English as a Second Language Requirement

In addition to the program requirements, completion of English as a Second Language (ESLA) courses may be required from the following sequence: ESLA 1300, ESLA 1500, ESLA 1900, ESLA 1905. No credits from this sequence will be counted toward the post-baccalaureate diploma.

Continuation

All post-baccalaureate diploma students are expected to complete their diploma requirements within two calendar years after the date of initial registration.  After this period student may be withdrawn.

Graduation

  • A candidate for a post-baccalaureate diploma must have an overall CGPA of at least 6.5 to graduate.
  • A candidate for a post-baccalaureate diploma must obtain a grade of C- or higher in each course taken in fulfillment of the program requirements.
  • Students should consult with the Department, School or Institute when planning their diploma and selecting courses.

Admissions Information

Admission Requirements are for the 2017-2018 year only, and are based on the Ontario High School System. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration. The cut-off averages for admission may be considerably higher than the minimum. See also the General Admission and Procedures section of this Calendar. An overall average of at least 70% is normally required to be considered for admission. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program by program basis. Consult admissions.carleton.ca for further details.

Admission Requirements

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)(General)

First Year

For B.A. (General) and B.A. (Honours)
The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include a 4U course in English (or anglais ). For applicants whose first language is not English, the requirement of English can also be met under the conditions outlined in the section “English Language Requirements” in the Admissions Requirements and Procedures section of this Calendar.

The cut-off average for admission will be set annually and will normally be above the minimum requirement. Applicants falling slightly below the cut-off average will be considered on an individual basis to determine whether there are special circumstances that would permit their admission. Students who feel that their high school grade average does not reflect their potential may apply to the Enriched Support Program (see the Enriched Support Program section of this Calendar).

Advanced Standing

B.A. (General and Honours) Program

Applications for admission to the second or subsequent years will be assessed on their merits. Advanced standing will be granted only for those courses that are determined to be appropriate.

Admissions Information

Admission Requirements are for the 2017-2018 year only, and are based on the Ontario High School System. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration. The cut-off averages for admission may be considerably higher than the minimum. See also the General Admission and Procedures section of this Calendar. An overall average of at least 70% is normally required to be considered for admission. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program by program basis. Consult admissions.carleton.ca for further details.

Diploma

  • Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Women's and Gender Studies

To be eligible for admission to the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Women’s and Gender Studies students must normally have:

  1. an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 8.0 or higher, and
  2. permission of the Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies

Students may be granted advanced standing to a maximum of 1.0 credit. Advanced standing does not negate the 3.0 credit residency requirement.

Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.