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
Discontinued
Yes
Is Active
Yes
Transcript Title
Arts/WSGR - Associate Degree
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201520
End Term
201630
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 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.