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School of Women's Studies

Women's Studies

Women's studies is both a complement and a corrective to established fields at York and a new academic discipline of its own. Until recently, both the humanities and the social sciences reflected predominantly male perspectives. Women have been largely invisible in literature, art, history, philosophy, politics, social sciences and law. Through cross-cultural and disciplinary assessment, women's studies exposes misconceptions about women expressed through myth, ideologies, teachings and writings. It replaces negative cultural images of women with visions that reaffirm women's strength, capability and intelligence.

The School of Women's Studies unites academic resources at York University in Women's Studies, bringing together the undergraduate and graduate programs, the non-credit Bridging Program, and the Centre for Feminist Research/le centre de recherches féministes à York.

A feature which distinguishes the Women's Studies Program offered at Glendon from the programs offered at the faculties of Arts and Atkinson is its bilingual focus. Non-parallel courses are offered in both English and French. As a result, a genuine dialogue develops between the approaches of anglophones and francophones to theory, philosophy, literature, legal structures and language.

Students may pursue a degree in Women's Studies in the faculties of Arts, Atkinson or Glendon. For specific program requirements, please consult the relevant Programs of Study section of this calendar.

School of Women's Studies Courses of Instruction

Not all courses will necessarily be offered in any given year. Courses may be offered at Glendon or on the Keele campus, during the day or in the evening. For information about specific offerings, or for a listing of other courses that count towards program credit, please consult the School of Women's Studies supplemental calendar.

Note: For purposes of meeting program requirements, all foundations courses will count as six credits towards the major.

Departmental and Divisional Courses in Women's Studies

For an up-to-date listing of courses in other departments and divisions that count for program credit, please refer to the School of Women's Studies annual supplemental calendar.

Women's studies is offered by the Faculties of Arts, Atkinson and Glendon.

Faculty of Arts

Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies


Courses offered in Women's Studies
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