Curriculum Guideline

Gender, Sexualities and Women's Studies (Associate of Arts)

Effective Date:
Program Code
ASARTG
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies
Credential Type
Associate Degree
Transcript Title
Arts/GSWS - Associate Degree
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201630
End Term
201720
Credential
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Gender, Sexualities and Women's Studies
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credits
60.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 credits as listed below
  • Require a minimum GPA of 2.00

Course Requirements:

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

Course Number Course Title Credits

Required Courses:

GSWS 1100

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

3.00

GSWS 1101

Women and Feminism: Contemporary Issues

3.00

Select six courses from the following 10 options:

ANTH 2240

The Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality

3.00

CRIM 3356

The Female Offender

3.00

ENGL lit course*

Designated sections of ENGL literature courses

3.00

HIST 2260

Women, Gender and Sexuality in Canada, 1600 to 1920

3.00

HIST 2261

Women, Gender and Sexuality in Canada, 1920 to Present

3.00

PHIL 2360

Philosophy and Feminist Thought

3.00

PSYC 1110

Psychology of Women

3.00

PYSC 3120

Gender Relations

3.00

SOCI 2250

Families and Social Change

3.00

SOCI 2240

Women in Society

3.00

* For the relevant sections of English literature courses, please consult the English Department Chair.

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

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

Course Number Course Title Credits

Semester I

ENGL 1130

Academic Writing

3.00

PHIL 1101

Critical Thinking

3.00

GSWS 1100

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

3.00

PSYC 1110

Psychology of Women

3.00

SOCI 1125

Social Processes
(prerequisite for SOCI 2240/ SOCI 2250)

3.00

Semester II

GSWS 1101

Women and Feminism: Contemporary Issues

3.00

*ENGL 1102

Reading;Literature and Culture

3.00

PHIL 1151

Society and the Individual

3.00

PSYC 3120

Gender Relations

3.00

HIST 1000-level

(prerequisite for HIST 2260/ HIST 2261)

3.00

Semester III

SOCI 2240

Women in Society

3.00

HIST 2260

Women, Gender and Sexuality in Canada, 1600 to 1920

3.00

Science Requirements

Math/Statistics Requirements

Elective

Semester IV

SOCI 2250

Families and Social Change

3.00

HIST 2261

Women, Gender and Sexuality in Canada, 1920 to Present

3.00

ANTH 2240

The Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality

3.00

Laboratory Science requirement

Elective (must be second-year Arts)

The following are the general requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree at any B.C. college:

  • 6 credits (2 courses) first-year English* electives
  • 6 credits (2 courses) first-year Humanities electives
  • 6 credits (2 courses) first-year Social Sciences electives
  • 6 credits (2 courses) first-year Arts** electives
  • 18 credits (6 courses) second-year Arts** electives in 2 or more subject areas
  • 3 credits (1 course) first-year Lab Science elective
  • 3 credits (1 course) first-year Math, Statistics or Computing Science elective
  • 3 credits (1 course) first-year Math, Statistics or Science elective
  • 9 credits (3 courses) other University Transfer electives

* English courses include courses in Communications, Creative Writing and Print Futures that transfer to one of the B.C. research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UVic or UNBC) as English credit.

** Arts courses are available in the Faculty of Languages, Literature, and Performing Arts, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. They are designated as "humanities" or "social sciences" in the Associate of Arts Course Classifications table below. Courses in Economics and Mathematics also may be used as Arts electives toward an Associate of Arts Degree. Please see the Associate of Arts Course Classifications table below for further information.

Definitions:

A course is defined by the subject for which it is granted transfer credit at one of the research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UNBC, or UVic).

  • An Arts course is defined as any course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Arts Degree at one of the research universities.
  • A Science course is defined as any course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Science Degree or Baccalaureate of Applied Science Degree at one of the research universities.
  • The requirements specified above are intended to provide breadth of exposure to a variety of disciplines in both Arts and Sciences. In some instances there may be some ambiguity as to whether a course is in the Humanities or Social Sciences and is an Arts course or a Science course. Most Physical Geography and Mathematics would be designated as Science courses.
  • A course in an "other" area is defined as any course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate Degree other than in Arts, Science or Applied Science at one of the research universities.
  • first-year course is defined as a course that has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the 100-level at one of the research universities.
  • second-year course is defined as a course that has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the 200-level or higher level at one of the research universities.
  • laboratory science course is one in which a substantial component of instruction involves the study of natural phenomena, either in the laboratory or in the field.

For detailed information you should meet with an Academic Advisor.

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 contact the Co-operative Education Office.