WGST 303: Issues in Women's Health Report a Broken Link

Rather than approaching the study of health from the perspective of specific medical conditions, diseases, or treatments, this course focuses on the political, social, cultural, and economic underpinnings contributing to women’s health and wellness. This course approaches the study of women’s health from both care and policy perspectives. Although specific medical concerns are addressed, these are introduced as exemplars to highlight the roles that critical theoretical analyses play in both defining and understanding women’s health issues, as well as their roles in finding solutions that will ensure women’s health and wellness.

Unit 1: “Thinking Women”


Required Viewing
Cho, K. (Director) & Din, R. (Producer). (2012). Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada [Motion Picture] Canada: National Film Board.
Green, L.  (2014, April 23).  Why I'm a ... Feminist *gasp* [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/UwJRFClybmk.
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Unit 2: Health Care/Health Promotion with and for Women


Required Listening
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Unit 3: Power and Empowerment


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Unit 4: Women’s Health Issues—Tobacco and Alcohol


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Unit 5: Health Issues in the Community, the Workplace, and the Home


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Unit 6: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum Care


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Unit 7: Aging and Caregiving


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Unit 8: Obesity and Heart Disease


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Unit 9: Making It Better


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