Skip To Content

Athabasca University

BA Women’s and Gender Studies Concentration

Regulations effective September 1, 2016.

Athabasca University’s Women’s and Gender Studies program is designed to develop or expand your knowledge of the established field of women’s studies and the emerging field of gender studies. You will have the opportunity to engage with a range of feminist theories, concepts, history, methodologies, research, and activism, and discover how they inform the diverse lives and experiences of women across cultures.

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.

Did you know? Athabasca University also offers:

For specific degree requirements view each program page.

Requirements in addition to the general program requirements for the 3-year BA with Concentration:

  1. A minimum of 36 credits in concentration courses including a minimum of 24 senior (300 or 400) level credits.
  2. 3 junior (200) level credits in WGST 266 Thinking From Women’s Lives: An Introduction to Women’s Studies.
  3. 12 credits selected from courses labelled WGST.
  4. A minimum of 21 credits selected from the following designated Women’s and Gender Studies concentration electives:
    ANTH 375 The Anthropology of Gender (3)
    ANTH 384 The Family in the World Perspective (3)
    ENGL 307 Women in Literature (3)
    INST 358 Aboriginal Women in Canada (3)
    LGST 390 Women, Equality and the Law (3)
    POLI 350 Women in Canadian Politics (3)
    POLI 383 Canadian Political Economy in a Global Era (3)
    PSYC 345 The Psychology of Women (3)
    PSYC 347 Introduction to Feminist Counselling (3)
    SOCI 316 Sociology of the Family (3)
    SOCI 321 Sociology of Work and Industry (3)
    WGST All courses  


Information effective Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017.

Updated December 16 2016 by laurab

AU, CANADA'S OPEN UNIVERSITY, is an internationally recognized leader in online and distance learning.