Women’s and Gender Studies
School of Liberal Arts
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Open to both women and men, the Women’s and Gender Studies programs look at the lives, contributions and experiences of women, as well as the social construction of men. The programs focus on materials by and about women, place women’s knowledge at the centre of the process and incorporate a number of academic disciplines—history, literature, sociology, psychology, anthropology and social work. Because the program is interdisciplinary and cross-divisional in its approach, core courses appeal to students in programs beyond the School of Liberal Arts, particularly to students in the School of Health, Education and Human Services. As well, the program presents an ideal continuing education opportunity for individuals now employed.
- grade 12 graduation with English 12; OR
- Mature Student Status with acceptable scores on College Assessments, the GED® test or the LPI test
If students do not meet either admission requirement, they should explore entry options with a program advisor.
- complete all core courses
- complete at least 50% of the work at Yukon College
- maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average)
Additional requirements for the certificate only:
- complete 2 Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) A-level courses (6 credits)
Additional requirements for the diploma only:
- complete 6 WGST A-level courses (24 credits)
- complete 3 WGST B-level courses (9 credits)
- complete 1 additional 200-level WGST course (3 credits)
- complete 1 open elective (3 credits)
WGST A- and B-Level Courses
- WGST A-level courses: minimum 70% focus on women’s perspectives, experience and gender issues
- WGST B-level courses: minimum 30% focus on women’s perspectives, experience and gender issues
- Consult a program advisor to select courses in either category
For transfer information on a specific Yukon College course, click on the program’s Course List tab, select the course in question by clicking its link, and then click the Check the BC Transfer Options link on the course’s information page; for additional information, consult a program advisor.
Certificate: minimum one year
Diploma: minimum two years
Both programs can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.
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