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Department of Women's Studies


5102A Academic Quadrangle, (604) 291-3333 Tel, (604) 291-5518 Fax, www.sfu.ca/womens-studies

Chair

M. Kimball BA (Macalester), PhD (Mich)

Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowed Chair

D. Brand BA, MA (Tor)

Professors

M. Griffin Cohen BA (Iowa Wesleyan), MA (NY), PhD (York)***

M. Kimball BA (Macalester), PhD (Mich)****

M.L. Stewart BA (Calg), MA, PhD (Col)**

S. Wendell BA (NY State), PhD (Br Col)

Associate Professor

J. Levitin BA, MA (Wash), PhD (NY State)*

Assistant Professors

M. MacDonald BEd (Qu), BSc (MtAll), PhD (WOnt)

H. Zaman, BA (Dhaka), MA, PhD (Man)

Associate Members

B. Burtch, Criminology

H. Dawkins, Contemporary Arts

P. Dossa, Sociology and Anthropology

K. Faith, Criminology

H. Gay, History

A.T. McLaren, Sociology and Anthropology

K. Mezei, English

B. Pitman, Geography

Advisor

Ms. B. Korstrom, 5105 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -3593

*joint appointment with contemporary arts

**joint appointment with history

***joint appointment with political science

****joint appointment with psychology

Major Program

Breadth Requirements

Students will be required to take at least one course in each of the three following groups of courses.

Science and Technology

WS 204-3 Women, Science and Technology

WS 206-3 Issues in Women's Health and Health Care

WS 208-3 Researching Women's Issues: How Do We Do What We Do?

WS 313-4 Women and the Environment

Social Sciences

WS 200-3 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective

WS 201-3 Women in Canada 1600-1920

WS 202-3 Women in Canada 1920 to the Present

WS 203-3 Female Roles in Contemporary Society

WS 207-3 Introduction to Feminist Theory

WS 208-3 Researching Women's Issues: How Do We Do What We Do?

WS 307-4 Women in British Columbia

WS 308-4 Women and Work

WS 309-4 Gender and Development

WS 400-4 Methodological Issues in Women's Studies

WS 411-4 Feminist Psychoanalytic Theories

Humanities and Fine Arts

WS 205-3 Women and Popular Culture

WS 304-4 Women and Religion

WS 305-4 Women and Utopias

WS 306-4 Women's Autobiographies, Memoirs and Journals

WS 412-5 Women and Film

Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete 12 lower division credit hours in women's studies including both of

WS 101-3 Introduction to Women's Issues in Canada

WS 102-3 Introduction to Western Feminisms

Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete 32 upper division women's studies credit hours including one of WS 400, 405 or 412. Those who have taken WS 311 or 312 have met this requirement. Students may substitute up to eight hours of upper division credit offered by other departments and approved by women's studies.

Joint Major in Criminology and Women's Studies

Advisors

Ms. M. McIlroy, School of Criminology, 2644 Diamond Building, 778.782 3645

Ms. B. Korstrom, Department of Women's Studies, 5105 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -3593

Interested students should contact advisors in both the School of Criminology and the Department of Women's Studies.

To be admitted, students must satisfy the admission requirements for both departments and should refer to those sections in this Calendar. The School of Criminology must approve the student's admission before the student will be approved by the Department of Women's Studies.

To continue in this joint major program, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.25, and will not be permitted to register in upper division criminology courses with a CGPA of less than that. However, a student whose CGPA is between 2.00 and 2.25 may be eligible to apply for admission to the Department of Women's Studies major program.

Women's Studies Requirements
Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete 15 credit hours in women's studies including

WS 101-3 Introduction to Women's Studies in Canada

WS 102-3 Introduction to Western Feminisms

plus three 200 level women's studies courses.

Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 20 upper division credit hours in women's studies including one of

WS 400-4 Methodological Issues in Women's Studies

WS 405-4 Theoretical Issues in Women's Studies

The special topics course WS 303-4 is recommended when offered as Women and the Law.

Exceptionally and only with the permission of the department, one course of designated women's studies credit offered by another department may be substituted for one course.

Criminology Requirements

All criminology lower division requirements must be completed with a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.25 before applying to the School of Criminology for program acceptance, and before admittance is granted to undertake the upper division criminology courses.

A grade of C- or better is required in all required courses.

Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours including all of

CRIM 101-3 Introduction to Criminology

CRIM 103-3 Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behaviour

CRIM 104-3 Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behaviour

CRIM 131-3 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach

CRIM 135-3 Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective

CRIM 213-3 Introduction to Women and Criminal Justice

CRIM 220-3 Research Methods in Criminology

CRIM 230-3 Criminal Law

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology

plus one of

PHIL 001-3 Critical Thinking

PHIL 100-3 Knowledge and Reality

PHIL 110-3 Introduction to Logic and reasoning

PHIL 120-3 Introduction to Moral Philosophy

PHIL 150-3 History of Philosophy I

PHIL 151-3 History of Philosophy II

PHIL 220-3 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy

PHIL 244-3 Introduction to the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science

PHIL 280-3 Introduction to Existentialism

plus one of

POL 100-3 Introduction to Politics and Government

POL 151-3 The Administration of Justice

plus both of

PSYC 100-3 Introduction to Psychology I

PSYC 102-3 Introduction to Psychology II

plus one of

STAT 101-3 Introduction to Statistics

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences

Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 25 upper division credit hours in criminology with a minimum CGPA of 2.25 including all of

CRIM 300-3 Current Theories and Perspectives in Criminology

CRIM 320-5 Advanced research Issues in Criminology

CRIM 330-3 Criminal Procedure and Evidence

CRIM 333-3 Women, Law and the State

CRIM 432-3 Gender in the Courts and the Legal Profession

Note: Students in this joint major program are not permitted to complete CRIM 369 nor 462.

Electives

The remaining required credit hours may be selected at the student's discretion. Faculty of Arts breadth requirements must be completed so general electives should be considered for that purpose.

Joint Major in English and Women's Studies

Advisors

Ms. B. Thorburn, Department of English, 6133 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -4835

Ms. B. Korstrom, Department of Women's Studies, 5105 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -3593

This is an inter-departmental program for students who are interested in exploring the various relationships between the study of English literature and women's studies.

Interested students must plan their program in consultation with the department advisors and should consult the Guidelines for Course Selection available from each department. Students are encouraged to consult advisors from both departments.

Lower Division Requirements
English

Students must complete the lower division requirements of the English major program.

Women's Studies

WS 101-3 Introduction to Women's Issues in Canada

WS 102-3 Introduction to Western Feminisms

plus any three of

WS 200-3 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective

WS 201-3 Women in Canada, 1600-1920

WS 202-3 Women in Canada, 1920 to the Present

WS 203-3 Female Roles in Contemporary Society

WS 204-3 Women, Science and Technology

WS 205-3 Women and Popular Culture

WS 206-3 Issues in Women's Health and Health Care

WS 207-3 Introduction to Feminist Theory

WS 208-3 Researching Women's Issues

15 credit hours

Upper Division Requirements
English

Students should select courses which focus on women writers and/or offer an explicit feminist perspective. Students must complete 20 upper division English credit hours as follows: one from the series ENGL 300-308, one from the series ENGL 310-322 and the remainder from anywhere in the series ENGL 300-394 and ENGL 441-446.

The following are recommended if the student is interested in critical theory.

ENGL 364-4 History and Principles of Literary Criticism

ENGL 366-4 Studies in Critical Approaches to Literature

Women's Studies

Twenty credit hours in upper division women's studies courses are required including one of WS 400, 405, or 412. Students who have taken WS 311, 312 or 400 have met this requirement.

and two of

WS 304-4 Women and Religion

WS 305-4 Women and Utopias

WS 306-4 Women's Autobiographies, Memoirs and Journals

WS 313-4 Women and the Environment

The remaining hours are chosen from 300 and 400 division WS courses. Exceptionally, and only with department permission, a maximum of one course of designated women's studies credit offered by another department may substitute for one WS course. The remaining required upper division hours are at the student's discretion.

Joint Major in History and Women's Studies

Advisors

Mrs. T. Wright, Department of History, 6026 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -4429

Ms. B. Korstrom, Department of Women's Studies, 5105 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -3593

This is an inter department program for those who are interested in exploring the relationship between history and women's studies.

Interested students must plan their program in consultation with the advisors in each department.

Lower Division Requirements
Women's Studies

Students must complete 15 credit hours in lower division women's studies courses including all of

WS 101-3 Introduction to Women's Issues in Canada

WS 102-3 Introduction to Western Feminisms

WS 201-3 Women in Canada, 1600-1920

WS 202-3 Women in Canada, 1920 to the Present

Exceptionally and only with the permission of the department, one course of designated women's studies credit offered by another department may be substituted for one course.

History

Students must complete 18 credit hours in 100 and 200 level history courses, including at least six hours in 100 level history courses.

Upper Division Requirements
Women's Studies

Students must complete 20 credit hours in upper division women's studies courses including

WS 307-4 Women in British Columbia

and one of

WS 400-4 Methodological Issues in Women's Studies

WS 405-4 Theoretical Issues in Women's Studies

History

Students must complete 24 credit hours of 300 and 400 level history courses, of which 12 hours must be in 400 level courses. Students must take at least two courses from any two groups, and at least one from the remaining group. For a description of the three groups, see "Lower Division Requirements"..

Joint Major in Humanities and Women's Studies

Advisors

Ms. C. Prisland, Department of Humanities, 5114 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -4094

Ms. B. Korstrom, Department of Women's Studies, 5105 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -3593

This is an inter department program for those who are interested in exploring the relationship between humanities and women's studies.

Interested students must plan their program in consultation with the advisors in each department.

Lower Division Requirements
Women's Studies

Students must complete 15 credit hours in lower division women's studies courses including both of

WS 101-3 Introduction to Women's Issues in Canada

WS 102-3 Introduction to Western Feminisms

Humanities

Students must complete 15 credit hours including

HUM 101-3 Introduction to the Humanities

and two of

HUM 201-3 Great Texts in the Humanities I

HUM 202-3 Great Texts in the Humanities II

HUM 203-3 Great Texts in the Humanities III

and two further humanities courses at the lower division.

Upper Division Requirements
Women's Studies

Students must complete 20 credit hours in upper division women's studies courses including

WS 400-4 Methodological Issues in Women's Studies

WS 405-4 Theoretical Issues in Women's Studies

Exceptionally and only with the permission of the department, one course of designated women's studies credit offered by another department may be substituted for one course.

Humanities

Students must complete 20 credit hours comprising five courses that may include HUM 400. The following courses are recommended to fulfil this requirement.

HUM 320-4 The Humanities and Philosophy

HUM 321-4 The Humanities and Critical Thinking

HUM 325-4 Humanity and the Natural World

Joint Major in Political Science and Women's Studies

For requirements, see "Joint Major in Political Science and Women's Studies"..

Joint Major in Women's Studies and Psychology

Advisors

Ms. H. Rhodes, Department of Psychology, 5252 Robert C. Brown Hall, 778.782 -3359

Ms. B. Davino, Department of Psychology, 5249 Robert C. Brown Hall, 778.782 -4840

Ms. B. Korstrom, Department of Women's Studies, 5105 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -3593

Students are encouraged to consult advisors from both departments. This joint major is an interdepartmental program that explores relationships between psychology and women's studies. Joint major students (or prospective students) must plan their program in consultation with department advisors.

Lower Division Requirements
Psychology

To be admitted to the major program, students must obtain a final course grade of C (2.0) or better in each of the following courses.

PSYC 100-3 Introduction to Psychology I

PSYC 102-3 Introduction to Psychology II

PSYC 201-4 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

PSYC 207-3 Introduction to the History of Psychology

PSYC 210-4 Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology

Note: the above requirement applies to courses transferred from other institutions as well as to courses taken at Simon Fraser University.

Complete two of

PSYC 221-3 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 241-3 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 250-3 Introduction to Developmental Psychology

PSYC 260-3 Introduction to Social Psychology

PSYC 270-3 Introduction to Theories of Personality

PSYC 280-3 Introduction to Biological Psychology

Women's Studies

all of

WS 101-3 Introduction to Women's Issues in Canada

WS 102-3 Introduction to Western Feminisms

WS 203-3 Female Roles in Contemporary Society

plus any two of

WS 200-3 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective

WS 201-3 Women in Canada, 1600-1920

WS 202-3 Women in Canada, 1920 to the Present

WS 204-3 Women, Science and Technology

WS 205-3 Women and Popular Culture

WS 206-3 Issues in Women's Health and Health Care

WS 207-3 Introduction to Feminist Theory

WS 208-3 Researching Women's Issues

15 credit hours

Upper Division Requirements
Psychology

Students must complete 20 credit hours in upper division psychology. No more than five of these credit hours may be in directed studies. At least 11 upper division psychology credit hours must be taken at Simon Fraser University.

Women's Studies

Twenty credit hours in upper division women's studies are required including one of WS 400, 405 or 412. Students who have taken WS 311 or 312 have met this requirement.

Exceptionally, and only with the permission of the department, one course of designated women's studies credit offered by another department may be substituted for one course. 20 credit hours

Joint Major in Sociology or Anthropology and Women's Studies

The Departments of Sociology and Anthropology, and Women's Studies have common interests in women's issues and social sciences teaching and research. This joint major program is for those students who share these interests.

Lower Division Requirements
Sociology

SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology

SA 250-4 Introduction to Sociological Theory

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

SA 231 is highly recommended.

Anthropology

SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

and one of

SA 201-4 Anthropology of Contemporary Life

SA 263-4 Peasants, Proletarians and the Global Economy

SA 286-4 Aboriginal Peoples and British Columbia: Introduction

SA 293-4 Special Topics in Anthropology

SA 231 is highly recommended.

Women's Studies

WS 101-3 Introduction to Women's Issues in Canada

WS 102-3 Introduction to Western Feminisms

WS 200-3 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspectives

plus two of

WS 201-3 Women in Canada, 1600-1920

WS 202-3 Women in Canada 1920 to the Present

WS 203-3 Female Roles in Contemporary Society

WS 204-3 Women, Science and Technology

WS 205-3 Women and Popular Culture

WS 206-3 Issues in Women's Health and Health Care

WS 207-3 Introduction to Feminist Theory

WS 208-3 Researching Women's Issues

Upper Division Requirements
Sociology

SA 350-4 Classical Sociological Thought

SA 355-4 Quantitative Methods

Students must also complete an additional 12 credit hours of upper division SA credit.

Anthropology Requirements

SA 301-4 Contemporary Ethnography

SA 356-4 Ethnography and Qualitative Methods

Students must also complete an additional 12 credit hours of upper division SA credit.

The following are highly recommended for both sociology and anthropology.

SA 319-4 Culture, Ethnicity and Aging

SA 356-4 Ethnography and Qualitative Methods

SA 332-4 The Anthropology of Childhood

SA 335-4 Gender Relations and Social Issues

SA 340-4 Social Issues and Social Policy Analysis

SA 420-4 Sociology of Aging

Women's Studies

Twenty upper division women's studies credit hours are required including one of WS 400, 405 or 412. Students who have taken WS 311 or 312 have met this requirement. Exceptionally and only with department permission, one course designated as women's studies credit offered by another department may be substituted for one WS course.

Minor Program

A women's studies minor program may be taken with any major or honors bachelor's degree, or with a bachelor of general studies. The program is designed to offer students the maximum opportunity to integrate their understanding of the role of women in their society and culture.

Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete nine credit hours including WS 101 and 102 plus any one of

WS 200-3 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective

WS 201-3 Women in Canada 1600-1920

WS 202-3 Women in Canada 1920 to the Present

WS 203-3 Female Roles in Contemporary Society

WS 204-3 Women, Science and Technology

WS 205-3 Women and Popular Culture

WS 206-3 Issues in Women's Health and Health Care

WS 207-3 Introduction to Feminist Theory

WS 208-3 Researching Women's Issues

Unassigned 200 division women's studies transfer credit may be substituted for the above 200 division course. All students in the minor program must complete WS 101 and 102 or approved equivalents.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 16 credit hours, including one of WS 400, 405 or 412. Students who have taken WS 311 or 312 have met this requirement. Those pursuing a minor normally must fulfil lower division requirements before enrolling in 400 division courses, except with permission of the department.

Additional courses in various departments are designated for inclusion in the minor; a list is available from the department. Other courses which may have high women's studies content will be considered for designated credit toward the women's studies minor upon application by the student to the department. Only five credit hours of designated courses will count toward the minor.

Candidates for a history honors or major may count either or both of WS 201 and 202 toward the 18 lower division history credits that are required.

Extended Minor Program

An extended minor consists of the lower division major requirements and the upper division minor requirements in a subject area. For further information, see "Extended Minor Program"..

Certificate Program

This program provides academic training in women's studies and practical training in community work on behalf of women. It is open to all who meet university requirements for admission.

Lower Division Requirements

Eighteen credit hours including WS 101 or 102 are required.

Students must also complete five of

WS 200-3 Women in Cross Cultural Perspectives

WS 201-3 Women in Canada 1600-1920

WS 202-3 Women in Canada 1920 to Present

WS 203-3 Female Roles in Contemporary Society

WS 204-3 Women, Science and Technology

WS 205-3 Women and Popular Culture

WS 206-3 Issues in Women's Health and Health Care

WS 207-3 Introduction to Feminist Theory

WS 208-3 Researching Women's Issues

Upper Division Requirements

Twelve credit hours from any 300-400 division WS courses is required. One course in another department or program may fulfil this requirement, if the course is designated for women's studies credit.

Practicum

The practicum consists of satisfactory completion of supervised training and work in a community group which promotes the well-being of women (no grade is given). The practicum's terms are arranged by the women's studies faculty advisor, the community group and the student. Students work at the practicum two and a half days a week for 13 weeks. At the end, the women's studies curriculum committee, in consultation with the community group and student, evaluates the student's performance. Those who have experience in an appropriate community group, and/or who are working in an appropriate community group while in this program, may apply to count that work toward partial or full completion of the practicum. The practicum's purpose is to gain skills and experience in applying the knowledge acquired in academic women's studies courses to community work and/or applying community work experiences to academic work.

Cooperative Education

This program is for qualified students who wish to acquire practical experience in women's studies. For admission, sutdents must have completed 30 credit hours with a CGPA of 3.0 and have completed WS 101, 102, and two 200 division women's studies courses. Transfer students must complete at least 15 credit hours at Simon Fraser University.

For further details, see "Cooperative Education".. Arrangements for work semesters are made through the Faculty of Arts co-op co-ordinator, who should be consulted at least one semester in advance.



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