Women's Studies and Gender Relations (Associate of Arts)

Important Notice

This program has been discontinued. Please contact Department Chair for more information.

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credits
60.00
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credential Type
Associate Degree
Campus
Coquitlam
New Westminster
Learning Format
Full-time
Part-time
Offered
Fall
Summer
Winter

Overview

The Associate of Arts Degree with a focus on Women's Studies and Gender Relations explores psychological, sociological, economic and other factors that contribute to gender roles in society. Students study historic and contemporary issues of gender, race, class and sexuality.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

This program will allow students to graduate with a provincially-recognized two-year Associate Degree and to specialize in the area of women's studies and gender relations. Students must fulfill all of the requirements of the Associate of Arts Degree, including taking both WSGR 1100 and WSGR 1101, as well as a minimum of six other courses listed below.

Required Courses

WSGR 1100

Introduction to Women's Studies: Silences, Voices and Experiences

WSGR 1101

Women and Feminism: Contemporary Issues

A minimum of six from the following list:

ANTH 2240

The Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality

CRIM 3356

The Female Offender

ENGL lit course*

Designated sections of ENGL literature courses

HIST 2260

Women, Gender and Sexuality in Canada, 1600 to 1920

HIST 2261

Women, Gender and Sexuality in Canada, 1920 to Present

PHIL 2360

Philosophy and Feminist Thought

PSYC 1110

Psychology of Women

PYSC 3120

Gender Relations

SOCI 2250

Families and Social Change

SOCI 2240

Women in Society

 

* For the relevant sections of English literature courses, please consult the English Department via email at english@douglascollege.ca .

Students are free to choose their remaining electives from any area but may want to consider that the following courses have some WSGR-related content:

GEOG 2213 Social Geography

HIST 2270 Canadian Aboriginal History

SOCI 2255 The Sociology of Popular Culture

SOCI 2230 Race and Ethnicity

HIST 2231 History of Childhood and the Family

The following is ONE example of how courses might be structured into an Associate Degree with a focus on Women's Studies and Gender Relations.

Semester I

ENGL 1130

Academic Writing

PHIL 1101

Critical Thinking

WSGR 1100      

Intro. to Women's Studies: Silences, Voices and Experiences

PSYC 1110

Psychology of Women

SOCI 1125

Social Processes
(prerequisite for SOCI 2240/ SOCI 2250)

Semester II

WSGR 1101

Women and Feminism: Contemporary Issues

*ENGL 1102

Reading Literature and Culture

PHIL 1151

Society and the Individual

PSYC 3120

Gender Relations

HIST 1100-level

(prerequisite for HIST 2260/ HIST 2261)

Semester III

SOCI 2240

Women in Society

HIST 2260        

Women, Gender and Sexuality in Canada, 1600 to 1920

Science Requirements

Math/Statistics Requirements

Elective

Semester IV

SOCI 2250        

Families and Social Change

HIST 2261

Women, Gender and Sexuality in Canada, 1920 to Present

ANTH 2240

The Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality

Laboratory Science requirement

Elective (must be second-year Arts)

Co-operative Education Option

Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for a Co-operative Education designation. Co-operative Education involves alternating full-time academic and work terms. For information see Co-operative Education, or contact the Co-operative Education Office at 604 527 5100.

Admissions Requirements

General College Admission Requirements

Cost

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Career Pathways

In most cases, an Associate Degree will allow you to transfer to a university and enter the third year of a four-year bachelor's degree program. Many universities prefer candidates with an Associate Degree and will accept students at a lower grade point average than those without the degree.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.