Master of Arts (M.A.) Education and Society (Thesis): Gender and Women's Studies (45 credits)

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Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

  • EDEM 621 Thesis 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Departmental seminar to guide students through the process of developing a thesis proposal, identifying a supervisor, research sites and participants, and considering ethical issues.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Lisa Starr, Bronwen Low, Mindy Carter, Mekhala Sarkar, Kevin Michael McDonough, Ratna Ghosh (Fall) Teresa Strong, Claudia A Mitchell, Boghos Zanazanian, Philip S Howard, Marta Kobiela, Shaheen Shariff (Winter) Ratna Ghosh, Lynn Butler Kisber, Kevin Michael McDonough (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter

  • EDEM 623 Thesis 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Continuation of EDEM 621.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Lisa Starr, Bronwen Low, Mindy Carter, Mekhala Sarkar, Kevin Michael McDonough, Ratna Ghosh (Fall) Ratna Ghosh, Claudia A Mitchell, Philip S Howard (Winter) Ratna Ghosh, Kevin Michael McDonough (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter

  • EDEM 699 Thesis 3 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Final synthesis of the research project.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Lisa Starr (Fall) Lisa Starr, Bronwen Low, Mindy Carter, Mekhala Sarkar, Ratna Ghosh, Kevin Michael McDonough (Winter) Annie Savard, Kevin Michael McDonough (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • EDEM 609 Critical Perspectives in Educational Theory and Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Critical exploration of contemporary issues in educational theory and research, in terms of current scholarship in the field, current educational contexts, and various research paradigms. Educational issues as expressions of social, ethical, political, economic, epistemological and cultural reconfigurations. Students will learn to be critical consumers of educational theories and research.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Ratna Ghosh, Shaheen Shariff, Dale Boyle, Naomi Nichols (Fall) Teresa Strong (Winter) Lisa Trimble, Naomi Nichols (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter

  • EDEM 690 Research Methods: Theory and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Overview of the epistemological foundations of a range of research methods, including but not limited to quantitative, philosophical, qualitative, arts-based, and mixed methods. Students will learn techniques to conduct research and to develop a research proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Anila Asghar (Fall) Anila Asghar (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

  • WMST 601 Feminist Theories and Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Women's Studies : Examination of feminist theories and research methods from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Jennifer C Burman (Fall)

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits selected as follows:

3 credits from the Culture and Values in Education Stream OR the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Stream.
3 credits selected either by taking WMST 602 or a course at the 500 level or higher on gender/women's issues.

Culture and Values in Education Stream

3 credits to be selected from the following:

  • EDER 607 Ethics and Values in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Considers education as a concept and practice influenced by values (ethical, religious, aesthetic, cultural, political, etc.). Includes a critical examination of selected approaches to values education.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • EDER 608 Educational Implications of Social Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An analysis of some of the educational implications of various social and political theories: liberalism, Marxism and others.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Naomi Nichols (Winter)

    • Fall

  • EDER 615 Introduction to Philosophy of Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Explores questions, aims, debates and modes of inquiry that characterize philosophical approaches to studying educational questions. Introduces philosophy of education as a distinctive field of educational research and may focus on figures or themes of contemporary interest.

    Terms: Summer 2017

    Instructors: Kevin Michael McDonough (Summer)

    • Winter

Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Stream

3 credits to be selected from the following:

  • EDEC 602 Foundations in Curriculum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course introduces the field of curriculum studies, including a historical approach to the discourses, debates and issues that have shaped it. Students will actively explore relationships between curriculum theory and professional as well as pedagogical practice.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Fall

  • EDEC 606 Autobiographical Approaches in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course focuses on understanding the relationship between self and other through autobiography in curriculum studies. Students will explore new approaches and critical engagement with teacher self-study, auto ethnography, life writing, memoir reading, artistic practices, writing the self, and memory studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • EDEM 644 Curriculum Development and Implementation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : This course will explore and critique the processes of curriculum development, implementation and evaluation in relation to the field of curriculum studies. The focus will be on the role of the educator/leader as a curriculum professional in formal and non-formal learning environments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

3 credits chosen from the following, must be either:

  • WMST 602 Feminist Research Symposium (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Women's Studies : Discussion and development of participants' research in gender and women's studies.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Mary Bunch (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: WMST 601.

    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Option in Gender and Women's Studies.

or one 3-credit course, at the 500, 600, or 700 level, chosen in consultation with the Thesis Supervisor or Graduate Program Director. Students may take a maximum of 3 credits from outside the Department.

Elective Courses (6 credits)

6 credits at the 500- level or higher, chosen in consultation with the Thesis Supervisor or Graduate Program Director. Maximum 3 credits from outside the Department.

Faculty of Education—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 26, 2016) (disclaimer)