Introduction to Women in Canada
Welcome to Women in Canada HREQ 1700 .06.
I am Professor Elizabeth Brulé and will be your instructor for the year.
Your TA’s for the term will be:
Tutorial 1: 11:30 a.m. HNE 104 Abhar Rukh Hussain [email protected]
Tutorial 2: 2:30 p.m. VH 1018 Abhar Rukh Hussain [email protected]
Tutorial 3: 11:30 a.m. R S 129 Anastasia Alexopoulos [email protected]
Tutorial 4: 2:30 a.m. R N 836 Anastasia Alexopoulos [email protected]
Tutorial 5: 11:30 a.m. HNE B10 Parbatti Ramsarran [email protected]
Tutorial 6: 2:30 p.m. HNE B11 Parbatti Ramsarran [email protected]
The first year of university is pretty exciting, but it can also be fairly intimidating at
times. Your TA and myself are here to help you make the transition from high school to
university by providing you with both the cultural as well as the academic skills needed
to be successful in your university careers.
Course Web Page
To help facilitate this learning I will be using a course web site, which will provide you
with weekly updates in the information folder as well as contain folders that house the
course syllabus, assignments, exam information as well as helpful resources. The web
page is provided on your course outline. You can also access this page through York’s
home page by clicking course timetables and schedules listed under Academic Resources.
1 From here enter the course name, click on course website and this will bring you to the
page. Once here be sure to login using the icon at the top right hand corner of the web
site. Once you have logged in you will find the folders listed on the left hand corner of
the page. Click the individual folders to access the information. You will also be able to
download the information directly onto your computers for easy access.
Be sure to consult the announcement folder on weekly basis to get timely information
about upcoming or unexpected events, reminders as well as other pertinent class
The course syllabus provides you with a list of the texts you will need to purchase,
weekly readings, assignments and assignment due dates, and various other resources to
help facilitate your learning. Take some time to read over the syllabus and record
You are expected to come to class on time and to come prepared. This means doing the
readings before class, coming prepared to engage in class discussions. In order to provide
for the richest possible participation it is essential that you turn off all cell phones, ipods
and internet connections on your computer. These electronic devises often interfere with
others ability to listen and participate effectively.
You will have on average 25 to 35 pages of writing to read per week. You may initially
find the language, format and length of the articles make it difficult to keep up with the
reading. Do not let these factors discourage you from trying. These articles belong to a
body of academic literature that you will gradually become accustomed to and familiar
with. Please review the Reading Strategy Sheet provided on page 10 of the course
syllabus to help you develop focused reading skills. The questions listed will help orient
your thinking and provide you with an opportunity to develop the analytic skills needed
to succeed in any academic forum. Also note that throughout the readings concepts that
are highlighted in bold print are defined in the glossary section of each text. These
concepts can also be further researched using academic dictionaries such as the Oxford
Of further assistance in developing critical inquiry are the questions listed at the end of
each of reading as well as the suggested movies, websites and further articles. These
questions and resources are also useful for tools for completing your assignments.
There are two exam: an in-class mid-term worth 10% and an in-class final exam on
worth 20%. There are five written assignments. The first is a diagnostic assignment 5%,
second, an article reflection worth 5%, an article review and reflection worth 10%, an
article critque 15% and an article synthesis 20%. Tutorial participation is worth 10% and
an in tutorial presentation worth 5%.
3 Submitting Assignments to Turnitin
Please note that all assignments are due the day before your next class and must be
submitted electronically to turnitin by 11:59 p.m. on the specified due date. Unless you
have extenuating circumstances, late assignments will be deducted 2% per day. Be sure
to speak with me and/or your tutorial leader if you are unable to submit your work on
Instructions on how to sign up and submit your work to turnitin are provide in your
syllabus. Be sure to use the turnitin code that is assigned to your tutorial number to
register for turnitin. These are listed under your particula