2017-2018 Academic Year

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Chair

Mary Delaney, BSc (MSVU), MS, PhD (Penn State), Associate Professor

Major
Combined Major
Honours Degree
Concentration
Minor

Admission Requirements

Review sections 2.1.4 Admission Requirements and 2.1.6 Additional Admission Requirements.

Any student wishing to take a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies should consult with the Women’s Studies Department.

Major

The degree with a major is intended for those students with a clearly focused interest who wish to gain knowledge in depth of a single discipline.

Students intending to complete the major degree must declare their intention to do so before registering for their sixth unit of coursework. Students who do not make this declaration within this time frame will not be permitted to register for further coursework.

The Mount also offers a limited enrollment internship option.

Students must successfully complete 20.0 units with the following requirements:
a minimum of 8.0 and a maximum of 10.0 units in the major as follows:     
 WOMS 1110
 WOMS 1112
 WOMS 3309 or 3310
 WOMS 3311 or 3312
 WOMS 4411 or 4412
 5.5 units of WOMS or Departmental Women-Emphasis courses, including at least 0.5 unit from each of two different departments, and at least 2.5 units taken at the 3000 level or above
 a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the required 8.0 units of WOMS
a minor consisting of 3.0 units as specified by the department offering the minor. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the required 3.0 units
students may choose a second 3.0 unit minor in any area that offers a minor
1.0 unit from each core group A, B, and C listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)
(exclusive of the major): 
 Core A - Sciences & Mathematics (1.0 unit)
 Core B - Social Sciences (1.0 unit)
 Core C - Humanities (1.0 unit)
at least 9.0 units must be at the 2000 level or above
Note: No more than 4.0 units from professional areas may be counted toward the degree. Courses included in the Applied Human Nutrition science minor will not be counted as professional electives.


Special Studies
Students may count a maximum of 4.0 units of directed/independent/research studies courses towards the degree, with no more than 2.0 units in any single discipline.

 

Major Certificate

Students who have graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Arts (General Studies) degree may apply to do a major certificate. Students must fulfill the requirements for the major degree listed above.

Combined MajorThe combined major degree is intended for those students who wish to gain in-depth knowledge of two disciplines. Students must declare a major or combined major before registering for their sixth unit of coursework. Students who do not make this declaration within this time frame will not be permitted to register for further coursework.

The Mount also offers a limited enrollment internship option.

Students must successfully complete 20.0 units.  In order to complete a combined major in Women’s Studies, the following requirements must be met:
a minimum of 6.0 units and a maximum of 8.0 units in the Women’s Studies combined major as follows:
 WOMS 1110
 WOMS 1112
 WOMS 3309 or 3310
 WOMS 3311 or 3312
 3.0 additional units of WOMS or Departmental Women-Emphasis courses at the 2000 level or above
 1.0 additional unit of WOMS or Departmental Women-Emphasis courses at the 3000 level or above
a second combined major specified by another program
(Biology, Canadian Studies, Chemistry, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, Family Studies, French, Gerontology, History, Mathematics, Political Studies, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology)
a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the required 6.0 units of each combined major
at least 5.0 units of the 12.0 units required for the combined majors must be at the 3000 level or above
1.0 unit from each core group A, B, and C listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)
(inclusive of the major):
 Core A - Sciences & Mathematics (1.0 unit)
 Core B - Social Sciences (1.0 unit)
 Core C - Humanities (1.0 unit)
at least 9.0 units of the total 20.0 units must be at the 2000 level or above
Note: No more than 4.0 units from professional areas may be counted toward the degree. Courses included in the Applied Human Nutrition science minor will not be counted as professional electives.

Students wishing to combine an arts major and a science major (e.g. Chemistry and English or Biology and Political Studies):
 ❏ must meet all of the requirements listed above
 and  
     ♦ to complete a BSc (Combined Major) primary science discipline plus secondary arts discipline
         ❏ must complete a minimum 12.0 units of the total 20.0 units in science disciplines
     ♦ to complete a BA (Combined Major) primary arts discipline plus secondary science discipline 
         ❏ must complete a minimum 12.0 units of the total 20.0 units in arts disciplines

Honours Degree

Any student wishing to take an honours Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies should consult with the Women’s Studies Department.

The Mount also offers a limited enrollment internship option.

Students must successfully complete 20.0 units with the following requirements:
a minimum of 10.0 and a maximum of 12.0 units in the honours subject as follows:
 WOMS 1110 
 WOMS 1112 
 WOMS 3309 or 3310
 WOMS 3311 or 3312
 WOMS 4411 or 4412
 WOMS 4499
 6.5 units of WOMS or Departmental Women-Emphasis courses, including at least 0.5 unit from each of two different departments, and at least 2.5 units taken at the 3000 level or above
a minor consisting of 3.0 units as specified by the department. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the required 3.0 units
1.0 unit from each core group A, B, and C listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)
(exclusive of the honours subject):
 Core A - Sciences & Mathematics (1.0 unit)
 Core B - Social Sciences (1.0 unit)
 Core C - Humanities (1.0 unit)
obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a grade of at least C- in 10.0 units of the required WOMS honours courses
achieve a minimum of B- in the honours thesis
obtain an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses counted for the degree beyond the first 5.0 units taken
Note: No more than 4.0 units from professional areas may be counted toward the degree.  Courses included in the Applied Human Nutrition science minor will not be counted as professional electives.

Note: First-class honours will be awarded to students who maintain a GPA of 3.5 or better in 10.0 units in the honours subject and no grade below B- in all courses counted for the degree beyond the first 5.0 units taken.

 

Honours Certificate

Students who have graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in women’s studies may apply to do an honours certificate. Students must fulfill the requirements for the honours degree listed above and meet the University regulations regarding honours certificates.

Concentration

To obtain a concentration in Women’s Studies, students must fulfill the following requirements:
WOMS 1110
WOMS 1112
1.5 units of WOMS or Departmental Women-Emphasis courses at the 2000 level or above
1.5 units of WOMS or Departmental Women-Emphasis courses at the 3000 level. It is strongly recommended that 0.5 unit of WOMS 3309, 3310, 3311 or 3312 be taken


Minor

To obtain a minor in Women’s Studies, students must fulfill the following requirements:
WOMS 1110
WOMS 1112
2.0 additional units of WOMS or Departmental Women-Emphasis courses, 1.0 unit of which must be at the 3000 level or above

Departmental Women-Emphasis Courses

Other courses which focus on women and may be included in a women’s studies major are listed below. The departments providing women-emphasis courses also offer individual directed studies courses for advanced students; such courses may be tailored to suit the needs of students wishing to pursue women’s studies in a specific discipline at the 3000 or 4000 level. The course descriptions can be found under the departmental listings.

Cultural Studies
CULS 3302 
English
ENGL 1155 
ENGL 2242
ENGL 3363
French
FREN 3310 
History
HIST 2207
HIST 2222
HIST 2234
HIST 3304
HIST 3305
HIST 3322
Philosophy
PHIL 3350
Psychology
PSYC 2265
Religious Studies
RELS 2207
RELS 2208
RELS 3308


Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the current 2017-2018 academic year which runs from September 01, 2017 to August 31, 2018.  

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