Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 365

Girls and Women in Urban Canada, 1880 to 1940 (Revision 2)

HIST 365 Course website

WGST 365 replaces WMST 365

Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Humanities

Prerequisite: None

Precluded Course: WGST 365 is a cross-listed course—a course listed under two different disciplines—with HIST 365. HIST 325, 364 & WMST 365 are precluded courses. (WGST 365 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for HIST325, 364, 365 or WMST 365.)

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Women's & Gender Studies home page

WGST 365 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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WGST 365 introduces you to major themes in Canadian women's and gender history. This course will give you a familiarity with the leading scholarship in Canadian women's history. After completing this course, you will have a greater appreciation of women's experiences in urban Canada, of the social structures that affect female Canadians, and of women's contributions to Canadian life.


WGST 365 is organized into five units.

  • Unit 1: Introduction
  • Unit 2: Domestic Responsibilities
  • Unit 3: Racialization and Immigration
  • Unit 4: Paid Labour
  • Unit 5: Moral Regulation


To receive credit for WGST 365, you must complete five (5) assessment activities: two telephone assignments, an essay assignment, a research paper proposal, and a major research paper assignment, and achieve a course composite grade of “D” (50 percent). The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:

Assign. 1 Telephone Quiz 1 Assign. 2 Essay Assign. 3 Research Paper Proposal Assign. 4 Telephone Quiz 2 Assign. 5 Research Paper Total
5% 30% 10% 10% 45% 100%

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

Course Materials

Writing Handbook

Hacker, Diana and Sommers, Nancy. A Pocket Style Manual. 7th ed., with 2014 MLA & 2010 APA, 2015.

Other Materials

The course materials include a study guide, and a reading file. All other materials are available online.

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 WGST 365 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least 80 per cent on the major research paper and 80 percent on the written examination. Credit will be awarded as either a pass or fail.

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

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, August 05, 2010.

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Updated May 27 2016 by Student & Academic Services