Psychology (PSYC) 347

Introduction to Feminist Counselling (Revision 2)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online or grouped study (check availability)

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Social Science

Prerequisite: PSYC 345

Precluded Course: PSYC 343 (PSYC 347 may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for PSYC 343.)

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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PSYC 347 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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Psychology 347: Introduction to Feminist Counselling is about feminist theory and the development of a feminist model of counselling. It is also about your development as a feminist and as a counsellor. Some of you may be taking this course to broaden your counselling perspectives; others may be taking the course because they are feminists and want to apply feminist philosophy and theory to their work in the helping professions.


  • Unit 1: The Role of Theory
  • Unit 2: Principles of Feminist Counselling
  • Unit 3: Feminist or Gender Neutral
  • Unit 4: Radical Social Change: Implications
  • Unit 5: The Role of Culture
  • Unit 6: Women of Colour
  • Unit 7: Toward a Transnational Feminist Understanding
  • Unit 8: Feminist Postmodernism
  • Unit 9: The Future of Feminist Counselling


To receive credit for PSYC 347, you must achieve a minimum grade of “D” (50 percent) on Assessment Activity 4 and an overall grade of “D” (50 percent) or better for the entire course. The weightings for each activity are as follows:

Assessment Activity 1: Three short essays Assessment Activity 2: Examination Assessment Activity 3: Major Essay Assessment Activity 4: Final Examination OR Research Proposal Total
15% 25% 35% 25% 100%

The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators that can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Enns, C. Z. (2004). Feminist theories and feminist psychotherapies: Origins, themes, and diversity (2nd ed.). Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press.

Other Materials

The course materials include a course manual, study guide, and a reading file.

Challenge for Credit Course Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.

Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the PSYC 347 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least “D” (50 percent) or greater on the research essay to be eligible to write the challenge examination. A cumulative average of 50 percent on both activities is required. Credit is awarded on a pass/fail basis only.

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Current Grouped Study Locations

Current as of: July-06-2016 10:45

Sorry   "psyc347"     is not offered by Grouped Study at present.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 2, February 25, 2008.

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Updated May 26 2016 by SAS