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Feminist Institute of Social Transformation
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
613-520-6645
http://carleton.ca/fist

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

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

Students must successfully complete at least 0.5 credit in each of the four areas (CRST, DBST, SXST, WGST) to fulfill the program requirements for the Women's and Gender Studies B.A. Honours.

A. Credits included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit from:1.0
FYSM 1402 [1.0]
Issues in Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 1808 [1.0]
Introduction to Feminist Social Transformation
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
WGST 2801 [0.5]
Activism, Feminisms, and Social Justice
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CRST 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Critical Race Studies
DBST 2001 [0.5]
Disabling Society
SXST 2101 [0.5]
Sexuality Studies: A Critical Introduction
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
WGST 3001 [0.5]
Theory and Research in Feminist Social Transformation
5.  3.0 credits from WGST, SXST, DBST, or CRST at the 3000- or 4000-level3.0
6.  1.0 credit from WGST, SXST, DBST, or CRST at the 4000-level1.0
7.  2.5 credits from WGST, SXST, DBST, CRST or WGST Approved Electives2.5
B. Credits not included in the Major CGPA (11.0 credits)
8.  8.0 credits not in WGST8.0
9.  3.0 credits in free electives3.0
Total Credits20.0

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

Students must successfully complete at least 0.5 credit in each of the four areas (CRST, DBST, SXST, and WGST) to fulfill the program requirements for the Women's and Gender Studies B.A. Combined Honours.

A. Credits Included in the Women's and Gender Studies Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit from: 1.0
FYSM 1402 [1.0]
Issues in Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 1808 [1.0]
Introduction to Feminist Social Transformation
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
WGST 2801 [0.5]
Activism, Feminisms, and Social Justice
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CRST 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Critical Race Studies
DBST 2001 [0.5]
Disabling Society
SXST 2101 [0.5]
Sexuality Studies: A Critical Introduction
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
WGST 3001 [0.5]
Theory and Research in Feminist Social Transformation
5.  1.5 credit from WGST, SXST, DBST or CRST at the 2000- or 3000-level1.5
6.  2.0 credits from WGST, SXST, DBST, CRST or WGST-approved Electives at the 2000- or 3000-level2.0
7.  0.5 credit from WGST, SXST, DBST, or CRST at the 4000-level0.5
8.  0.5 credit from WGST, SXST, DBST, CRST or WGST- approved Electives at the 4000-level0.5
B. Additional Requirements (13.0 credits)13.0
9. The requirements for Combined Honours in the other discipline must be met
10. Sufficient electives to make a total of 20.0 credits for the degree
Total Credits20.0

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

Students must successfully complete at least 0.5 credit in each of the four areas (CRST, DBST, SXST, WGST) to fulfill the program requirements for the Women's and Gender Studies B.A.

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (6.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit from: 1.0
FYSM 1402 [1.0]
Issues in Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 1808 [1.0]
Introduction to Feminist Social Transformation
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
WGST 2801 [0.5]
Activism, Feminisms, and Social Justice
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CRST 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Critical Race Studies
DBST 2001 [0.5]
Disabling Society
SXST 2101 [0.5]
Sexuality Studies: A Critical Introduction
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
WGST 3001 [0.5]
Theory and Research in Feminist Social Transformation
5.  1.5 credit from WGST, SXST, DBST, CRST or WGST-approved Electives at the 3000-level1.5
6.  2.0 credits from WGST, SXST, DBST, CRST, or WGST-approved Electives2.0
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits)
7.  6.0 credits in electives not in WGST6.0
8.  3.0 credits in free electives3.0
Total Credits15.0

Specialization in Global Genders and Sexualities
B.G.In.S. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (12.0 credits)
1.  4.5 credits in: Core Courses4.5
GINS 1000 [0.5]
Global History
GINS 1010 [0.5]
International Law and Politics
GINS 1020 [0.5]
Ethnography, Globalization and Culture
GINS 2000 [0.5]
Ethics and Globalization
GINS 2010 [0.5]
Globalization and International Economic Issues
GINS 2020 [0.5]
Global Literatures
GINS 3010 [0.5]
Global and International Theory
GINS 3020 [0.5]
Places, Boundaries, Movements and Global Environmental Change
GINS 4090 [0.5]
Honours Seminar in Global and International Studies
2.  0.0 credit in: International Experience Requirement Preparation
GINS 1300 [0.0]
International Experience Requirement Preparation
3.  7.5 credits in: The Specialization
a. 1.5 credits in: Foundations1.5
SXST 2101 [0.5]
Sexuality Studies: A Critical Introduction
WGST 1808 [1.0]
Introduction to Feminist Social Transformation
b. 2.0 credits from: Theorizing Bodies and Borders2.0
CRST 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Critical Race Studies
CRST 4001 [0.5]
Advanced Critical Race Studies
SXST 2102 [0.5]
Sexuality, Gender, and Security
SXST 3103 [0.5]
Sexuality and Disability
SXST 3104 [0.5]
Transnational Sexualities
SXST 3106 [0.5]
Queer(ing) Archives
WGST 2803 [0.5]
Body Matters: The Politics of Bodies
WGST 2811 [0.5]
Masculinities
WGST 3001 [0.5]
Theory and Research in Feminist Social Transformation
c. 2.5 credits from: Advocacy and Activism2.5
HUMR 2202 [0.5]
Power Relations and Human Rights
HUMR 2301 [0.5]
Human Rights and Sexualities
HUMR 3202 [0.5]
Human Rights and Resistance
WGST 2801 [0.5]
Activism, Feminisms, and Social Justice
WGST 2812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 3812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 3803 [0.5]
Feminisms and Transnationalism
WGST 3806 [0.5]
Girlhoods
WGST 3807 [0.5]
Gendered Violence
d. 1.5 credits from: Honours Seminars in Global Gender and Sexuality1.5
HUMR 4302 [0.5]
Transgender Human Rights
HUMR 4401 [0.5]
Gender, Citizenship and Social Justice in a Transnational World
SXST 4101 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Studies of Sexuality
SXST 4103 [0.5]
Politics of Kink
WGST 4812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits)
4.  8.0 credits in: free electives8.0
C. Additional Requirements
5. The International Requirement must be met
6. The Language Requirement must be met.
Total Credits20.0

Stream in Global Genders and Sexualities
B.G.In.S. (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits)
1.  4.0 credits in: Core Courses4.0
GINS 1000 [0.5]
Global History
GINS 1010 [0.5]
International Law and Politics
GINS 1020 [0.5]
Ethnography, Globalization and Culture
GINS 2000 [0.5]
Ethics and Globalization
GINS 2010 [0.5]
Globalization and International Economic Issues
GINS 2020 [0.5]
Global Literatures
GINS 3010 [0.5]
Global and International Theory
GINS 3020 [0.5]
Places, Boundaries, Movements and Global Environmental Change
2.  4.0 credits from: the Stream4.0
a. Foundations
SXST 2101 [0.5]
Sexuality Studies: A Critical Introduction
WGST 1808 [1.0]
Introduction to Feminist Social Transformation
b. Theorizing Bodies and Borders
CRST 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Critical Race Studies
CRST 4001 [0.5]
Advanced Critical Race Studies
SXST 2102 [0.5]
Sexuality, Gender, and Security
SXST 3103 [0.5]
Sexuality and Disability
SXST 3104 [0.5]
Transnational Sexualities
SXST 3106 [0.5]
Queer(ing) Archives
WGST 2803 [0.5]
Body Matters: The Politics of Bodies
WGST 2811 [0.5]
Masculinities
WGST 3001 [0.5]
Theory and Research in Feminist Social Transformation
c. Advocacy and Activism
HUMR 2202 [0.5]
Power Relations and Human Rights
HUMR 2301 [0.5]
Human Rights and Sexualities
HUMR 3202 [0.5]
Human Rights and Resistance
WGST 2801 [0.5]
Activism, Feminisms, and Social Justice
WGST 2812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 3803 [0.5]
Feminisms and Transnationalism
WGST 3806 [0.5]
Girlhoods
WGST 3807 [0.5]
Gendered Violence
WGST 3812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
3.  7.0 credits in free electives7.0
C. Additional Requirements
4. The Language Requirement must be met.
Total Credits15.0

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

The minor in Women's and Gender Studies is open to all undergraduate degree students not in Women's and Gender Studies programs.

Requirements:
1.  1.0 credit from: 1.0
FYSM 1402 [1.0]
Issues in Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 1808 [1.0]
Introduction to Feminist Social Transformation
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
WGST 2801 [0.5]
Activism, Feminisms, and Social Justice
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CRST 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Critical Race Studies
DBST 2001 [0.5]
Disabling Society
SXST 2101 [0.5]
Sexuality Studies: A Critical Introduction
4.  1.0 credit from WGST-approved Electives at the 2000-level or above1.0
5.  1.0 credit from WGST-approved Electives at the 3000-level or above1.0
6. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Total Credits4.0

Women's and Gender Studies Approved 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.

Women's and Gender Studies Approved Electives
Anthropology
ANTH 2040 [0.5]
Anthropology and Gender
Art History
ARTH 4600 [0.5]
Art, Architecture, and Gender
Communication and Media Studies
COMS 4604 [0.5]
Media, Gender and Sexuality
Critical Race Studies
CRST 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Critical Race Studies
CRST 3812 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Topics in Critical Race Studies
CRST 4001 [0.5]
Advanced Critical Race Studies
Disability Studies
DBST 2001 [0.5]
Disabling Society
DBST 3001 [0.5]
Disability Studies: Policy and Activism
DBST 3002 [0.5]
Critical Mad Studies
DBST 3060 [0.5]
Critical Disability Studies
DBST 3301 [0.5]
Introduction to Deaf Studies
DBST 3304 [0.5]
Disability and Childhood: Transnational Perspectives
DBST 3812 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Topics in Disability Studies
DBST 3900 [0.5]
Independent Study
DBST 4812 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Topics in Disability Studies
Economics
ECON 3380 [0.5]
The Economics of Gender and Ethnicity
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, Gender, and Sexuality
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
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
Music
MUSI 3302 [0.5]
Music and Gender I
MUSI 4303 [0.5]
Music and Gender II
Philosophy
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
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]
Politics of Identity in Europe and the Russian Area
PSCI 4506 [0.5]
Women and Politics in North America
PSCI 4605 [0.5]
Gender in International Relations
Psychology
PSYC 3603 [0.5]
Psychology of Women
Public Administration
PADM 4213 [0.5]
Gender and Public Policy
Religion
RELI 3101 [0.5]
Special Topics in Religions and the Body
Sexuality Studies
SXST 2101 [0.5]
Sexuality Studies: A Critical Introduction
SXST 2102 [0.5]
Sexuality, Gender, and Security
SXST 3103 [0.5]
Sexuality and Disability
SXST 3104 [0.5]
Transnational Sexualities
SXST 3106 [0.5]
Queer(ing) Archives
SXST 3812 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Topics in Sexuality Studies
SXST 4101 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Studies of Sexuality
SXST 4102 [0.5]
Queer Theory
SXST 4103 [0.5]
Politics of Kink
SXST 4104 [0.5]
Sexuality and Political Economy
SXST 4105 [0.5]
Queer Ecologies
SXST 4106 [0.5]
Queer Aesthetics: Affect, Cultural Production, Sexuality
Social Work
SOWK 3804 [0.5]
Law of the Family
SOWK 4206 [0.5]
Feminist Counselling
Sociology
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]
Feminist Sociology of Intersectionality
Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 2803 [0.5]
Body Matters: The Politics of Bodies
WGST 2810 [0.5]
Sex For Sale
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 3803 [0.5]
Feminisms and Transnationalism
WGST 3806 [0.5]
Girlhoods
WGST 3807 [0.5]
Gendered Violence
WGST 3812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 4060 [0.5]
African Feminisms
WGST 4812 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies

Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) Courses

WGST 1808 [1.0 credit]
Introduction to Feminist Social Transformation

Overview of intersectional feminist debates as well as historical and contemporary theoretical traditions in gender and sexuality studies, critical race studies, and disability studies. Topics include the social construction of femininity, masculinity, and other identifications; Indigenous, decolonial, and transnational feminisms.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for FYSM 1402.
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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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 2810 [0.5 credit]
Sex For Sale

Explores feminist perspectives on the sex industry, critically analyzing various legal approaches to regulation and the social meanings assigned to sex work.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): Second year standing and WGST 1808 or FYSM 1402.
Lecture 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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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 3001 [0.5 credit]
Theory and Research in Feminist Social Transformation

Interdisciplinary and intersectional approach introducing students to contemporary feminist, Indigenous, decolonial, and transnational theories, issues, conflicts, methodologies, and critiques of prevailing approaches to the construction of knowledge. Themes include, feminist epistemology, ontology, knowledge, and ethics in feminist research.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for WGST 3809 (no longer offered), WGST 3810 (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 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 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 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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and 1.0 credit in WGST.
Lecture three hours a week.

WGST 4003 [0.5 credit]
Traversing Feminisms

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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 4060 [0.5 credit]
African Feminisms

African feminisms as theoretical interventions and as political practice, and as diverse forms. Gender as a marker of power: status, hierarchy, social capability, and as a system of distribution of resources, responsibilities and solidarities.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also listed as AFRI 4060.
Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing and WGST 1808 or FYSM 1402 OR permission of the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies.
Seminar three hours per 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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for WGST 4903 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing and WGST 3001 OR WGST 3809 (no longer offered) and WGST 3810 (no longer offered), 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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for WGST 4800, WGST 4903 and WGST 4904 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): Fourth year standing and WGST 3001 OR WGST 3809 (no longer offered) and WGST 3810 (no longer offered) 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 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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): A major CGPA of at least 11.00, plus WGST 3809 and WGST 3810 OR WGST 3001 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

Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in a Women’s and Gender Studies program or permission of the Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies.


Note: 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.

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

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 Continuation 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), the Indigenous Enriched Support Program (IESP), 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. and the B.A. Honours degrees and B.Co.M.S. are required to include 3.0 breadth credits, which must include 1.0 credit in three of the four breadth areas identified below. Credits that fulfil requirements in the Major, Minor, Concentration, Specialization, or Stream may also 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
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
Breadth Area 1: Culture and Communication

American Sign Language, Art History, Art and Culture, Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Digital Humanities, English, Film Studies, French, Journalism, Media Production and Design, Music, Performance in Public Sphere, 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, DIGH, ENGL, ESLA, FILM, FINS, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, ITAL, JAPA, JOUR, KORE, LANG, LATN, MPAD, MUSI, PIPS, PORT, RUSS, SPAN

Breadth Area 2: Humanities

African Studies, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Archaeology, Canadian Studies, Child Studies, Classical Civilization, Critical Race Studies, Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, Disability Studies, Environmental and Climate Humanities, 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, ARCY, CDNS, CHST, CLCV, CRST, DBST, DIST, EACH, 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, Information Resource Management, Information Technology (BIT), Information Technology (ITEC), Interactive Multimedia and Design, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Network Technology, Optical Systems and Sensors, Photonics, Statistics, Physics, and Technology, Society, Environment.

Subject codes: ACSE, AERO, ARCC, ARCH, ARCN, ARCS, ARCU, BIOC, BIOL, BIT, CHEM, CIVE, CMPS, COMP, ECOR, ELEC, ENSC, ENVE, ERTH, FOOD, HLTH, IDES, IMD, IRM, ISCI, ISCS, ISYS, ITEC, MAAE, MATH, MECH, NET, NEUR, NSCI, OSS, PHYS, PLT, 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

Degree students are considered "Undeclared" if they have been admitted to a degree, but have not yet selected and been accepted into a program within that degree. The status "Undeclared" is available only in the B.A. and B.Sc. degrees. Undeclared students must apply to enter a program upon or before completing 3.5 credits.

Change of Program Within the B.A. Degree

To transfer to a program within the B.A. degree, applicants must normally be Eligible to Continue (EC) in the new program, by meeting the CGPA thresholds described in Section 3.1.9 of the Academic Regulations of the University. 

Applications to declare or change programs within the B.A. degree online must be made online through Carleton Central by completing a Change of Program Elements (COPE) application form within the published deadlines. Acceptance into a program, or into a program element or option, is subject to any enrollment limitations, as well as specific program, program element, or option requirements as published in the relevant Calendar entry.

Minors, Concentrations, and Specializations

Students may add a Minor, Concentration, or Specialization by completing a Change of Program Elements (COPE) application form online through Carleton Central. Acceptance into a Minor, Concentration, or Specialization normally requires that the student be Eligible to Continue (EC) and is subject to any specific requirements of the intended Minor, Concentration, or Specialization as published in the relevant Calendar entry and in Section 3.1.9 of the Academic Regulations of the University.

Mention : français

Students registered in certain B.A. programs may earn the diploma notation Mention : français by completing part of their program requirements in French, and by demonstrating 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 in the Honours discipline taken in French; and
  4. 1.0 credit at the 4000-level in the Honours discipline taken in French.

Students in a B.A. 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 (Items 3 and 4, 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.

Admissions Information

Admission Requirements are for the 2022-23 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.

Note: Courses listed as recommended are not mandatory for admission. Students who do not follow the recommendations will not be disadvantaged in the admission process.

Admissions Information

Admission requirements are based on the Ontario High School System. Prospective students can view the admission requirements through the Admissions website at admissions.carleton.ca. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program-by-program basis. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration; higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. All programs have limited enrolment and admission is not guaranteed. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Consult admissions.carleton.ca for further details.

Note: If a course is listed as recommended, it is not mandatory for admission. Students who do not follow the recommendations will not be disadvantaged in the admission process.

Admission Requirements

Degrees

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

First Year

For B.A. 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). Applicants submitting an English language test to satisfy the requirements of the English Language Proficiency section of this Calendar may use that test to also satisfy the 4U English prerequisite requirement.

Biology
For the major in Biology in the B.A. program, in addition to the 4U English, a 4U course in Chemistry is required. Advanced Functions, and Calculus and Vectors are recommended.

Advanced Standing

Applications for admission beyond first year will be assessed on their merits. Applicants must normally be Eligible to Continue in their year level, in addition to meeting the CGPA thresholds described in Section 3.1.9 of the Academic Regulations of the University. Advanced standing will be granted only for those subjects assessed as being appropriate for the program and the stream selected.

Co-op Option

Direct Admission to the 1st Year of the Co-op Option
Co-op is available for the following Majors in the B.A. (Honours) degree: Anthropology, English, Environmental Studies, European and Russian Studies, French, Geography, Geomatics, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.

Applicants must:

  1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements;
  2. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Arts Honours with one of the majors listed above;
  3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions in the Public Service Commission.

Note: continuation requirements for students previously admitted to the co-op option and admission requirements for the co-op option after beginning the program are described in the Co-operative Education Regulations section of this Calendar.

Advanced Standing

B.A. and B.A. (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.