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Athabasca University

BA Women’s and Gender Studies Concentration

This program is closed to new admissions, effective April 24, 2018.

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.

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Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

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. 18 credits selected from courses labelled WGST.
  4. A minimum of 15 credits selected from the following designated Women’s and Gender Studies concentration electives:
    ANTH 378 Human Sexualities (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)
    POEC 395 Political Economy of Development: People, Processes, and Policies (3)
    POLI 350 Women in Canadian Politics (3)
    PSYC 345 The Psychology of Women (3)
    PSYC 347 Introduction to Feminist Counselling (3)
    SOCI 378 Social Problems and Social Movements (3)
    SOCI 435 Theories of Social Change (3)
    WGST All courses  


Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Updated May 16 2018 by laurab

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