Library Course Assessment for
Women's Studies 398 & 399
May 11 , 2004

WS398 | WS399 | Total cost

WS 398 Feminist currents

This course will be first offered in Fall 2005 and every other year thereafter with an expected enrolment of 22 students. It will be a required course, and designated as a Writing (“W”) course. Much of the content in this course has been previously offered as WS 898, a special topics course.

Monographs
The SFU Library's book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. We are actively collecting in these areas. Related subject headings and our holdings are listed below.

Feminism 582
Feminism and education 56
Feminism and literature 250
Feminism and the arts 29
Feminist criticism 122
Feminist literary criticism 116
Feminist theory 612
Gender identity 103
Gender identity in art 23
Lesbians' writings 27
Mass media and culture 44
Minority women -- Social conditions 11
Sex role in mass media 13
Women and literature 158

The Library has adequate monograph holdings to support this course.

Film
There is one film on the course outline that is not held at the SFU Library. A copy should be purchased for the collection.

Fresh blood : a consideration of belonging [Toronto: V-Tape] $300

Serials
The following journals are included in the reading list for the course, and are held at the SFU Library.

Canadian woman studies
Canadian women’s studies
Differences
Feminist collections
Feminist media studies
Feminist review
Fireweed
Gender and development
Gender issues
Gender, technology and development
Herizons
Resources for feminist research
Signs: journal of women in culture and society
Tessera
Women in action
Women’s review of books
Women’s studies in communication
Women’s writing

The course will also make use of an array of zines and blogs that are freely available on the internet. The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools  
The Library provides access to several tools that will assist students in finding resources for this course, including Contemporary Women’s Issues, Women’s Resources International, and the Alternative Press Index.

ONE-TIME COST: $300
ONGOING COST: There are no new ongoing library costs associated with this course.

WS 399 Numeracy, gender and cultures

This course will be first offered in Fall 2005 and every other year thereafter with an expected enrolment of 22 students. It will be a required course, and designated as a Quantitative (“Q) course.

Monographs
The SFU Library’s book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course.

The primary subject heading used for the subject matter of this course is Mathematics – Study and teaching , under which our collection has over 180 books, including many recent imprints. We are actively collecting in this area. Other related headings and our holdings are listed below.

Mathematics – Study and teaching – Social aspects 6 (but publishing output is minimal)
Numeracy 16 (“Mathematics – Study and teaching” is used more frequently for this topic)
Political statistics 17
Statistics 642

The following book from the reading list will be purchased to add to the Library collection. The Library will cover the cost.

Measurement, quantification and economic analysis: numeracy in economics / ed. by Ingrid H.Rima. Routledge. 0415089158. 1995. $160

The Library has adequate monograph holdings to support this course.

Serials
The following journals are included in the reading list for the course, and are held at the SFU Library.

Career development quarterly
Educational studies in mathematics
Journal of chemical education
Journal of higher education
Journal of social work education
Psychology in the schools
School science and mathematics
Teaching in higher education

The Library also provides access to many other serials that will be useful for students in this course, either by direct subscription or via aggregated databases:

The College mathematics journal
For the learning of mathematics: an international journal of mathematics education
International journal of mathematical education in science and technology
Journal for research in mathematics education
The Journal of mathematical behavior
Journal of mathematics teacher education
Mathematical thinking and learning
Mathematics in school
Mathematics teacher
Science and education
Studies in mathematics education

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools
The Library provides access to several tools that will assist students in finding resources for this course, including ERIC, PsycINFO and general indexes such as Web of Science and the Humanities and Social Sciences Index.

COSTS: There are no new library costs associated with this course.

TOTAL COST: $300 one-time

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 Harbour Center, or as off-campus courses, additional Library costs would be incurred.

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Last revised: 2015-07-03