Undergraduate Programs
Women's Studies Major

Regulations effective September 1, 2006

As a graduate of Athabasca University's Women's Studies program, you will gain knowledge and insight into the diversity of women's experience, how women's lives have changed over time, and the differences this makes for human possibility.

Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

Requirements within the 120 credits required for the BA.
A minimum of 33 credits in designated WMST major courses including 30 senior (300 or 400) level credits applicable to the major (a minimum of
12, 400-level credits). The 9, 400- level credits taken in the required core can be used to fulfill a portion of these 12, 400-level credits.
18 credits in required core courses.
  Required Core Courses (18 credits)
HIST 363 The Women's West: Women and Canadian Frontier Settlement (3)
HIST 364 Women and the Family in Urban Canada,
1880s - 1940s
WMST 266 Thinking From Women's Lives: An Introduction to Women's Studies (3)
WMST 400 Feminism in the Western Tradition (3)
WMST 401 Contemporary Feminist Theory (3)
WMST 444 Feminist Research Methodology (3)

Electives (select 15 credits from the following)

ANTH 375 The Anthropology of Gender (3)
ENGL 307 Women in Literature (3)
ENGL 423 Contemporary Literary Theory and Criticism (3)
HIST 499 The History of the Family in Western Europe:
From the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution
HRMT 389 Transformatory Organizing: From Hierarchical to Participatory Organizations (3)
INST 358 Aboriginal Women in Canadian Contemporary Society (3)
LBST 331 Women, Workers, and Farmers: Histories of
North American Popular Resistance
LBST 332 Women and Unions (3)
POLI 350 Women in Canada Politics (3)
POLI 383 Introduction to Canadian Political Economy (3)
PSYC 343 Issues and Strategies in Counselling Women (6)
SOAN 384 The Family in World Perspective (3)
SOCI 316 Sociology of the Family (3)
SOCI 321 The Sociology of Work and Industry (3)
SOCI 345 Women and Work in Canada (3)
WMST 303 Issues in Women's Health (3)
WMST 422 Women, Violence, and Social Change (3)
WMST 465 Special Projects in Women's Studies
WMST 466 Special Projects in Women's Studies
WMST 467 Special Projects in Women's Studies
WMST 468 Special Projects in Women's Studies (3)

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