Below you will find descriptions for courses offered in this field of study. You will find a general overview of the topics covered and any prerequisite course or grade requirements, credit value and exclusions.

The first digit of the course indicates the general level. Those in the 1000 series are introductory degree level. Courses at the 2000, 3000, 4000 series are typically available to students in the second, third, and fourth year. Courses numbered at the 5000 level or above are graduate level. Courses listed at the 0100 or 0200 series are technology level courses. Courses below the 0100 level are generally non credit courses.

Some courses are listed as exclusionary to one another. This means that students may not obtain credit for both courses as designated. 

Not all courses are offered each year. Please consult the current timetable for this year’s offering. For further information please contact the department, or visit the department's website.

These courses are subject to change; consult the program office for offerings.

In addition to the courses listed, appropriate courses in other departments (for example, Special Topics courses on women and/or gender issues) may be taken as Gender and Women Studies credits, with the permission of the Instructor concerned and the Coordinator. Students may also select Gender and Women’s Studies courses at Saint Mary’s or Mount Saint Vincent Universities, subject to the rules and regulations of the College of Arts and Science at Dalhousie regarding transfer credits and in consultation with the Gender and Women’s Studies Coordinator.

Courses Offered at Mount Saint Vincent University and Saint Mary's University

Courses offered within the Women’s Studies programs at these universities are available to Gender and Women’s Studies majors at Dalhousie. Courses offered are subject to change.

Please consult:

  1. Women’s Studies, Mount Saint Vincent (902) 457-6547; or
  2. Women’s Studies, Saint Mary’s University (902) 420-5842.

These courses must be taken on a letter of permission (see the Dalhousie Gender and Women’s Studies Program Coordinator).

Course Descriptions