Curriculum Guideline

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

Effective Date:
Program Code
ASARTW
Program
Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credential Type
Associate Degree
Transcript Title
Arts/WSGR - Associate Degree
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201220
End Term
201220
Institutional Unit
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credential
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Women’s Studies and Gender Relations
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credits
60.00
Admissions Requirements

General College Admission 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 in Relevant Courses below. 

Required Courses

WSGR 1100

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

WSGR 1101

Women and Feminism: Contemporary Issues

Relevant Courses: minimum of six from the following list:

ANTH 2240

The Anthropology of Human Sexuality

CRIM 2256

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

SOCI 2240

Women in Society

SOCI 2250

Families and Social Change

PYSC 3150

Gender Relations

Other courses from these disciplines also have some curriculum components in this area. Students should obtain a list of these courses from the relevant department.

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

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

Social Issues: Psychology of Women

SOCI 1125

Social Processes
(prerequisite for SOCI 2240/ SOCI 2250)

Semester II

WSGR 1101

Women and Feminism: Contemporary Issues

*ENGL 1102

Major Themes in Literature

PHIL 1151

Society and the Individual

PSYC 3150

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 Human 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.