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A PDF version of the 2009-2010 Academic Calendar is available here.

1. Welcome to Mount Allison University
2. Glossary of Academic Terms and Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events 2009-2010
Provisional Calendar of Events 2010-2011 (subject to change)

3. Admission

3.1. Contact Information
3.2. Admission to the University
3.3. Minimum General Admission Requirements
3.4. Additional Admission Requirements
3.5. Notes on Entry to First-Year Courses
3.6. Requirements for Non-Canadian Education Systems
3.7. English Requirements
3.8. Mature Students
3.9. Admission with Advanced Standing
3.10. Transfer Students
3.11. Visiting Students
3.12. Exchange Students
3.13. Special Circumstances
3.14. Graduate Studies

4. Fees

4.1. Fees and Expenses
4.2. Deposits for Full-Time Students
4.3. Payment of Fees
4.4. Late Fees and Interest Charges
4.5. Withdrawals and Student Accounts

5. Financial Assistance

5.1. Scholarships
5.2. Bursaries
5.3. Pre-Theological Bursaries
5.4. Special Summer Research Scholarships
5.5. The Donald A. Cameron Student Loan Fund

6. Academic Regulations

6.1. Registration Procedures
6.2. Changes in Registration/Programs (Fall and Winter terms)
6.3. Withdrawal from University
6.4. Advanced Placement
6.5. Transfer Credits
6.6. Degree Requirements
6.7. Degree with Distinction Requirements
6.8. Honours Degree Requirements
6.9. Second Undergraduate Degree Requirements
6.10. Honours Certificate
6.11. Grading System
6.12. Standards of Performance
6.13. Academic Offences
6.14. Missed Coursework or Tests
6.15. Examination Regulations
6.16. Continuous Learning
6.17. Transcripts
6.18. Replacement/Duplicate Diplomas
6.19. Graduation/Convocation
6.20. Notification of Disclosure of Personal Information to Statistics Canada
6.21. Email Communication

7. Academic Programs

7.1. B.A. and B. Sc. General Regulations
7.2. Bachelor of Arts
7.3. Bachelor of Science
7.4. Master of Science
7.5. Bachelor of Commerce
7.6. Bachelor of Music
7.7. Bachelor of Fine Arts
7.8. Certificate of Bilingualism
7.9. Certificat De Bilinguisme
7.10. Pre-Professional Requirements
7.11. International Programs

8. Continuous Learning

8.1. Miramichi First Year at Home Program
8.2. Moncton Program
8.3. Correspondence Program
8.4. Spring/Summer Term Courses
8.5. Seminars and Workshops
8.6. Fees
8.7. Financial Aid
8.8. Courses Through Continuous Learning as Part of a Normal Course Load
8.9. Overload Courses Through Continuous Learning
8.10. Deadlines and Extensions for Correspondence Courses
8.11. Withdrawal from Correspondence Courses
8.12. Withdrawal from Spring/Summer Term Courses (non-correspondence)
8.13. Contact Information

9. Programs and Courses of Instruction

American Studies
Art History
Canadian Public Policy
Canadian Studies
Cognitive Science
Commerce/Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies
Computer Science
Drama Studies
English Literatures
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fine Arts
French Studies
Geography and Environment
German Studies
Hispanic Studies
International Economics and Business
International Relations
Japanese Studies
Modern Languages and Literatures
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology / Anthropology
Spanish Studies
Women's Studies

10. Co-Curricular Life

10.1. The Student Union
10.2. The Argosy Weekly
10.3. CHMA FM
10.4. Garnet and Gold Society
10.5. Windsor Theatre
10.6. Student Entertainment Office
10.7. Residence Council
10.8. The Tantramarsh Club
10.9. Student Employment
10.10. Accommodation
10.11. Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics
10.12. Religious Life on Campus
10.13. Student Life
10.14. Student Life Resources
10.15. Services for Students With Disabilities

11. General Information

11.1. The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives
11.2. The Libraries' Endowment Funds
11.3. The Mount Allison Federated Alumni, Inc.
11.4. Computer Facilities
11.5. Mount Allison University Bookstore
11.6. Banking Services
11.7. Performing Arts Series

12. Personnel

12.1. Officers of the University
12.2. The Regents of Mount Allison
12.3. The Senate of Mount Allison
12.4. Officers of Administration
12.5. Chancellors Emeriti
12.6. Presidents Emeriti
12.7. Registrars Emeriti
12.8. Professors Emeriti
12.9. Librarians Emeriti
12.10. Academic Staff
12.11. Meighen Centre for Learning Assistance and Research
12.12. Student Life
12.13. Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics


1. Lectureships, Trusts and Fellowships
2. Endowed Chairs
3. Faculty Awards
4. Scholarships
5. Bursaries
6. Pre-Theological Funds
7. Prizes


Women's Studies

Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program with a critical focus on social, cultural, economic, and political issues from the perspective of gender. Drawing on a substantial body of scholarship that challenges many of the assumptions and methods of traditional academic disciplines, Women's Studies creates new perspectives from which all students may analyze such issues as work, health, sexuality, violence, family, race, class and ethnicity. The curriculum of the Minor in Women's Studies includes core courses in Women's Studies and elective courses in the following departments or programs: Anthropology, Canadian Studies, Classics, Drama, English, Fine Arts, Geography and Environment, History, International Relations, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies and Sociology. The core courses provide an introduction to the principles of Women's Studies as well as a more advanced study of the theoretical and methodological approaches of feminism.

Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs

MINOR in Women's Studies is 24 credits earned as follows:

12from WOST 2001, 3001, 3021, 4001

from CANA 3301, CLAS/HIST 2051, ENGL 3651, 3661, 4921, FINA 3081, GENV 4811, HIST 1671, 3251, 3471, 3531, 4461, 4571, FREN 3821, 3851 INLR 3001, MUSC 2221, POLS 3031, 4001, PSYC 2501 or 3511, RELG 3411, 3811, 4841, SOCI 2211, 4031


or from the following courses in any year when the Program Co-ordinator approves that their content contains a significant Women's Studies component: ANTH 2231, 2401, 3101, 3531, 3871, 4421, 4621, ENGL 3561, GENV 4811, HIST 3361, RELG 4821

Note: Other courses from the following disciplines may also be approved by the Program Co-ordinator when a significant Women's Studies component can be demonstrated: Anthropology, Art History, Canadian Studies, Classics, English, French, German, Geography and Environment, Greek Drama, History, International Relations, Latin, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Spanish, and Sociology.

Students interested in using courses from other disciplines towards this Minor must receive approval in writing from the Program Co-ordinator during the term in which they are taking the course.


Note: The listing of a course in the Calendar is not a guarantee that the course is offered every year.

Note: Students must obtain a grade of at least C- in all courses used to fulfill prerequisite requirements. Otherwise, written permission of the appropriate Department Head or Program Co-ordinator must be obtained.

WOST 2001 (3CR)
Format: lecture/discussion 3 hours
Prereq: Completion of 30 credits or permission of the instructor
This course provides an introduction to Women's Studies, a discipline which documents and analyzes the experience and contributions of women from a global and historical perspective. Students will be introduced to the core principles of the discipline of women's studies. In addition, the course will examine key issues of research and analysis in women's studies, including: social construction of sex and gender, patriarchy and the origins of female subordination, and women's activism and social change initiatives.

WOST 3001 (3CR)
Format: lecture 3 hours
Prereq: WOST 2001; or permission of the instructor
This course provides a comparative and critical analysis of various feminist theories developed as explanatory frameworks for the understanding of the gender divisions within society. The course will review major feminist critiques of conventional approaches, and will offer an introduction to feminist thought. Theories examined include uniquely feminist theories such as radical feminism and cultural feminism, as well as feminist modifications of traditional social and political theories. Attention is given to perspectives which emerge from the diversity of women's lives.

WOST 3021 (3CR)
Format: lecture 3 hours
Prereq: WOST 2001, 3001; or permission of the instructor
This course examines feminist critiques and strategies relating to the construction of knowledge and research methodologies, with particular attention to both historical and contemporary debates on significant research issues. Students will be introduced to the methods, techniques, and ethics involved in feminist research and analysis. The emphasis is both theoretical and practical: students will therefore engage in the process of assessing and performing feminist research.

WOST 4001 (3CR)
Format: lecture 3 hours
Prereq: WOST 2001, 3001, 3021; or permission of the instructor
This course provides an opportunity for students to study in considerable depth and detail selected contemporary issues of feminism in a global context. The course may focus on issues such as the politics of difference, theory and praxis debates, anti-feminist backlash, women and social change, masculinities, and feminist explorations of the body.

WOST 4950/4951 (6/3CR)
Format: Independent Study
Prereq: Permission of the Department/Program Advisor. Students must obtain consent of an instructor who is willing to be a supervisor and must register for the course prior to the last day for change of registration in the term during which the course is being taken.
Note: A program on Independent Study cannot duplicate subject matter covered through regular course offerings.
Note: Students may register for WOST 4950/51 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.
This course permits senior students, under the direction faculty members, to pursue their interest in areas not covered, or not covered in depth, by other courses through a program of independent study.

WOST 1991/2991/3991/4991 (3CR)
Format: Variable
Prereq: Set by the Department/Program when the topic and level are announced
Note: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean.
Note: Students may register for WOST 1991/2991/3991/4991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.
This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program.


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