Library Assessment for
Women's Studies 305 & 315

December 1, 2004

WS 305 | WS 315

WS 305

This is the Library’s report for WS 305 Conceiving Creativity: Exploring Feminist Critiques of Science and Religion through Women’s Science Fiction. This course has been offered since 1998 as a Special Topics course. It will first be offered in 2006-1 and annually thereafter with an expected enrollment of 22 students.

Monographs

SFU Library monograph holdings were analyzed using Library of Congress Subject Headings. SFU holdings are listed below, and include only the books on the main headings, not the sub-headings associated with these.

Feminism – Religious aspects 27
Feminism and literature 251
Feminism and science 6
Feminist theory 637
Religion and science 163
Science fiction 77
Science fiction, American – History and criticism 101
Science fiction, Canadian – History and criticism 3
Science fiction, English – History and criticism 59
Women and religion 70

The Library is actively collecting in these areas. SFU Library monograph holdings are adequate to support this course.

Serials

The subjects of this course are well covered by the Library’s existing journal holdings in Women’s Studies and English. The following titles will be of particular interest to students in this course.

Fantasy and science fiction
NWSA journal
PMLA
Science fiction studies
Tesseracts
Women and language
Women’s studies: an interdisciplinary journal

The Department may wish to add a subscription to FEMSPEC, $130/year, as well as the acquisition of some back issues of this journal. This can be covered within the existing library budget allocation for Women's Studies.

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibilographic Tools

The Library has a current license for several databases that could be used by for finding reading material for this course:

Contemporary Women’s Issues
MLA International Bibliography
Women’s Studies International

Cost
There are no new library costs associated with this course.

WS 315

This is the Library’s report for WS 315 Gender, War and Health. Much of the course content has previously been included in WS 206, which will be eliminated if this course is approved.

Monographs

The course outline included a reading list of 19 books, all of which are in the SFU Library collection. SFU Library monograph holdings were analyzed using Library of Congress Subject Headings. SFU holdings are listed below, and include only the books on the main headings, not the sub-headings associated with these.

Bioethics 24
Body, human – Social aspects 125
Feminist theory 637
Militarism 33
Post traumatic stress disorder 40
Social medicine 196
Sociology, military 41
War and society 67
War, cost of 24
War – Medical aspects 6
War – Psychological aspects 25
Women and war 27

The Library is actively collecting in these areas. SFU Library monograph holdings are adequate to support this course.

Serials

The Library’s existing collections of journals in Women’s Studies and Health will be useful for students in this course. In particular, the following titles are relevant to the subject of the course:

Advancing women in leadership
American journal of public health
Archives of women’s mental health
BMJ: British medical journal
Canadian journal of public health
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal
Gender and development
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
Journal of community health
Journal of conflict resolution
Journal of women’s health
Journal of women’s health and gender-based medicine
Lancet
Political affairs
Psychology of women quarterly
Public health nursing
Social science in medicine
Women’s health issues

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibilographic Tools

The Library has a current license for several databases that could be used by for finding reading material for this course:

Contemporary Women’s Issues
Health Source: Consumer edition
Health Source: Nursing/academic edition
Medline
Women’s Studies International

Cost: there are no new library costs associated with this course.

Note:  The materials required for these courses are located in the WAC Bennett Library on the Burnaby campus.  This assessment is based on the assumption that the courses will be offered at SFU’s Burnaby campus.  If the courses were to be offered at SFU Surrey or Vancouver, or as off-campus courses, additional Library costs would be incurred.

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Last revised: 2015-07-03