Women’s Studies and Gender Studies

Program Structure

Major in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies

A Major in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies consists of 36 credit hours of course work beyond the 1000 level. These consist mostly of the cross-listed courses below.

Honours in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies

An Honours in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies consists of 48 credit hours of courses beyond the 1000 level, of which 6 credit hours must be in theory or methods. In addition, an Honours thesis valued at 6 credit hours is required. These courses should include an Honours thesis seminar or workshop of 3 or 6 credit hours, depending on the discipline offering the course.

Minor in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies

A Minor in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies requires completion of 18 credit hours in cross-listed courses, in two different fields. Introduction to Women’s Studies and Gender Studies (GEND 2016) is recommended. Although students must devise their own plans, the University has designated the following courses as appropriate for Women’s Studies and Gender Studies. The notation (GEND) appears after the titles of these courses as they appear in the description of courses for respective departments. To confirm the Minor, students are to email the courses they are registered for to registrarsoffice@stu.ca.

Women’s Studies and Gender Studies Faculty

Kristi Allain, PhD, Sociology

Alexandra Bain, PhD, Religious Studies
Linda Caissie, PhD, Gerontology

Gul Caliskan, PhD, Sociology
Dawne Clarke, PhD, Sociology
Dennis Desroches, PhD, English

Amanda, DiPaolo, PhD, Human Rights
Stewart Donovan, PhD, English
Cécilia Francis, PhD, French

Erin Fredericks, PhD, Sociology
Jeannette Gaudet, PhD, French
Catherine Gidney, PhD, History
Sylvia Hale, PhD, Sociology
Nancy Higgins, PhD, Psychology
Jane Jenkins, PhD, Science and Technology Studies
Colm Kelly, PhD, Sociology
Laurel Lewey, MSW, Social Work
Susan Machum, PhD, Sociology

Moira MacLaughlin, MA, Anthropology
Kathleen McConnell, PhD, English
Joan McFarland, PhD, Economics
Karla O'Regan, PhD, Criminology
Suzanne Prior, PhD, Psychology
Marilee Reimer, PhD, Sociology, Program Coordinator
Karen Robert, PhD, History

Josephine Savarese, PhD, Criminology

Derek Simon, PhD, Religious Studies
Fariba Solate, PhD, Economics

Hester Vair, PhD, Sociology
Peter Weeks, PhD, Sociology