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BA Specialization in Women’s Studies

Program Requirements

Specialization in Women’s Studies (60 credits)



WSDB 290 Introduction to Historical Perspectives in Women’s Studies (3.00)
WSDB 291 Introduction to Contemporary Concerns in Women’s Studies (3.00)
WSDB 292 Feminisms and Research Methods (3.00)
WSDB 380 Feminist Thought I (3.00)
WSDB 480 Feminist Thought II (3.00)
WSDB 490 Feminist Ethics (3.00)
WSDB 496 Directed Research (6.00)


credits chosen from:

WSDB 300 Feminist Perspectives on Human Rights (3.00)
WSDB 301 Canada, Colonization and Law (3.00)
WSDB 310 Feminism, Comedy, and Social Change (3.00)
WSDB 383 Lesbian Issues and Realities (3.00)
WSDB 384 Queer Feminism (3.00)
WSDB 385 Introduction to Trans Studies (3.00)
WSDB 390 Feminist Perspectives on Peace (3.00)
WSDB 391 Health Issues: Feminist Perspectives (3.00)
WSDB 392 Féminismes dans la francophonie (3.00)
WSDB 393 Critical Race Feminisms (3.00)


credits chosen from:

WSDB 400 Gender Justice in Canadian Law and Policy (3.00)
WSDB 401 Ending Sexual Violence (3.00)
WSDB 410 Feminisms, Tourism, and Mobilities (3.00)
WSDB 491 Feminist Perspectives on Culture (3.00)
WSDB 492 Post‑colonial and Anti‑colonial Feminist Theories and Practice (3.00)

15credits chosen from the list of Optional Courses for Womens Studies


  • To be admitted to the specialization, students must have completed a minimum of 24 credits of Women's Studies courses in the Women’s Studies Major and obtain approval of a full‑time Women's Studies instructor following the submission of a detailed description of a proposed research project for the WSDB 496 course.
  • In addition, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be accepted and must maintain an assessment GPA of 3.0 while in the specialization.
  • Students are responsible for satisfying their particular degree requirements.

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