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Year Course ID Course
2021-2022 ANTH 390

Special Topics in Anthropology

An examination of selected topics and theories within the field of anthropology.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 or instructor's consent
2021-2022 EDUC 345

Gender and Education

An introduction to gender and education as a method of inquiry into the role of education in society. In particular, the course explores the relationship of gender and education in the context of formalized schooling, both in Canada and around the world. By focusing on gender, this course considers the experiences of people in their roles of students, classmates, teachers, and in positions of leadership. For people of faith, students will become familiar with -gender' as a sociological variable (i.e. cultural) in schooling by exploring current sociological theories of education and current lived realities of girls and boys in schools.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): third year standing, 2.5 GPA.
2021-2022 ENGL 371

The Nineteenth-Century Novel

A study of representative novels from nineteenth- century Britain. The novel as a genre flourished during this time as the novel's form was shaped by writers such as Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontà«, Charles Dickens, and George Eliot.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 9 sem. hrs. of English and third or fourth year standing, or instructor's consent. (3- 0 or 0-0)
2021-2022 ENGL 390

Studies in Individual Authors and Themes in Literature

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to study the works of significant writers while also providing opportunities for engagement with significant thematic concerns and special topics in literary studies. Students may take two or more versions of this course.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 9 sem. hrs. of English and third or fourth year standing, or instructor's consent. (3- 0 or 3-0)
2021-2022 GNDR 105

Introduction to Gender Studies

An introduction to Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary field that asks critical questions about the meanings of sex and gender in society. Students will examine key issues, questions and debates in Gender Studies, both historical and contemporary, and will analyze the multiple ways that sex and gender have interacted with and continue to intersect with race, class, nationality and other social identities, including religious ones.

Course Credits: 3
Cross-listed: SOCI 105.
2021-2022 GNDR 367

History of the Family after 1600

An examination of the historical development of the family in the "modern"ť era. There is a central focus on the formation of families and households and the impact of religion on gender and family roles. The course integrates contemporary gender theory but concentrates on the lives and ideas of historical actors as they are revealed in the historical record.

Course Credits:
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of history or instructor's consent. for Gender Studies Minor students: GNDR 105 and 3 s.h.of History.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
Cross-listed: HIST 367
2021-2022 GNDR 403

Engendered History

This seminar examines specific topics in the history of gender throughout the period known loosely as the modern world. The course is designed to clarify the process through which ideas of gender evolved and the ways in which masculinity and femininity have been constructed and experienced in a global context. The seminar also examines group interactions across lines of race, class, ethnicity, region, and religion and the influence of groups striving to assert their own identities on ideas of gender.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of history, third or fourth year standing, or instructor's consent. ; for Gender Studies Minor students: GNDR 105 and 3 sem.hrs. of HIST.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
Cross-listed: HIST 403
2021-2022 GNDR 456

Seventeenth-Century Women's Writing

The study of selected works written by women in seventeenth-century Britain and America, situated in their cultural contexts.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): For Gender Studies Minor students: GNDR 105, and 6 sem. hrs. of ENGL, or instructor's consent.
Cross-listed: ENGL 456
2021-2022 HIST 111

History of Western Civilization

An exploration of the main events, individuals, and ideas in the history of Western society, from its beginnings in the ancient Near East to the birth of the modern era in the Renaissance and Reformation. Key themes that will be investigated include: the emergence of the first civilizations; the development of citizenship and philosophy; the growth and transformation of Christianity; the emergence of Islam; changes in gender roles and the family. As part of this exploration, students will use historical methods, with a focus on reading primary sources, to understand and describe the past.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0;or 3-0)
2021-2022 HIST 112

History of Western Civilization

An exploration of the main events, individuals, and ideas in the history of Western society, from the mid-17th century to the mid-20th century. Key topics investigated include: the rise of absolutism; the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment; the Industrial and French Revolutions; the development of new political ideologies, including liberalism, nationalism and socialism; changes in gender roles and the family; colonialism and imperialism; the origins and consequences of both World Wars, fascism, communism, and the Cold War. As part of this exploration, students will use historical methods, with a focus on reading primary sources, to understand and describe the past.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0;or 3-0)
2021-2022 HIST 230

History of Nursing

This course examines the development of Canadian nursing over the past four centuries, with an emphasis on the 20th century. Based on an understanding of nursing as rooted in a Christian ethos of caring for strangers, this course critically explores the ways in which religion, politics, gender, race, economics, technology, culture, war, and epidemics have influenced the development of nursing both nationally and globally.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None (3-0; 3-0)
Cross-listed: NURS 230
2021-2022 HIST 366

History of the Family after 1600

This course examines the historical development of the family beginning with the ancient world up to 1600. A central inquiry is the formation of families and households, as well as the impact of religion on gender and family roles. The course also explores the use of power and coercion in the organization of family. It includes an inquiry into contemporary gender theory but concentrates on the lives and ideas of actual persons insofar as the historical record reveals them.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of history including HIST 107 or 111, or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)
NB: Not offered every year See department chair.
2021-2022 HIST 390

Special Topics in History

An examination of special topics or issues in history that are not considered in depth in other courses.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of history, third or fourth year standing, or instructor's consent.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair.
2021-2022 HIST 406

War, Peace and Society

Examines the changing nature of, and approaches to, war and its effect on society from the ancient world to the present, including an assessment of various visions and proposals for peace. The course includes an assessment of historic and relatively recent armed conflicts, exploring the causes of contemporary conflict and some of its distinctive characteristics. It also evaluates the effectiveness of various strategies for preventing, abating and terminating current forms of conflict. Questions discussed include: Why do states go to war? How do they create a lasting peace? What role does morality play in foreign policy? What is our obligation to just peace or just war?

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of history, third or fourth year standing, or instructor's consent.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair.
Cross-listed: POLS 406
2021-2022 MCOM 473

Women, Communication & Leadership

This course focuses on central current themes in the study of women in positions of power and leadership in Western society. Students focus on gendered communication patterns and tendencies, specifically concerning women in positions of influence in politics and media.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): At least third year standing, and/or permission of instructor.
NB: Not offered every year
2021-2022 MCOM 474

Language and Gender

A survey course of the central themes in the study of gender-differentiated language use, such as differences in conversational practice, conversational differences in mixed talk and single-sex talk, as well as the complexity in intimate talk between men and women.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): LING 210 or PSYC 315 or third or fourth year media and communication standing.
NB: Not offered every year
2021-2022 PSYC 415

Human Sexuality

Concepts and materials treating the meaning and significance of human sexuality. Owing to the discussion-oriented format, preparation, attendance, and full participation are required.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; and at least third year standing.
2021-2022 SOCI 101

Introduction to Sociology

Students are invited into using the discipline of sociology as way of a mode of inquiry. Through concepts like the sociological imagination, students experience the social world around them by interacting with the norms, values and beliefs of local and global cultures.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 SOCI 390

Special Topics in Sociology

An examination of the ideas of a particular theorist, school of thought, or conflicting theories within the behavioural sciences; or an examination of particular sociological issues from a theoretical or empirical perspective.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101 and 6 additional sem. hrs. in Sociology or instructor's consent
NB: Students may take this course again for credit whenever it deals with a different topic