Credit Weight: 1.0 Prerequisite(s): Women’s Studies 2317 or 2711 or permission of the instructor Description: A critical analysis of the Canadian legal system which problematises such legal categories as ‘woman’, ‘spouse’, ‘parent’, ‘refugee’, and ‘Indian’, with particular attention to the ways in which legal categories render invisible intersecting aspects of women’s identities. The course also examines the ways in which women’s daily lives are regulated and constrained by law, and how feminists challenge and resist the law and legal categories. Students are expected to read case, law, legislation, legislative debates and jurisprudence. Cross-List(s): Political Science 3360 Offering: 3-0; 3-0

Women’s Studies 3360 Feminist Engagement with the Law

Credit Weight: 1.0 Prerequisite(s): Women’s Studies 2317 or 2711 or permission of the instructor Description: A critical analysis of the Canadian legal system which problematises such legal categories as ‘woman’, ‘spouse’, ‘parent’, ‘refugee’, and ‘Indian’, with particular attention to the ways in which legal categories render invisible intersecting aspects of women’s identities. The course also examines the ways in which women’s daily lives are regulated and constrained by law, and how feminists challenge and resist the law and legal categories. Students are expected to read case, law, legislation, legislative debates and jurisprudence. Cross-List(s): Political Science 3360 Offering: 3-0; 3-0




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