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Bachelor of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies

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At a Glance

  • Credential: Degree
  • Credits: 120
  • Next Start: Monthly

Athabasca University’s online Women’s and Gender Studies program will develop or expand your knowledge of the established field of women’s studies and the emerging field of gender studies.

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  • $45k

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Q: Why take the Bachelor of Arts?

A: The Bachelor of Arts strengthens critical and creative thinking through a broad range of social, political and cultural studies.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A:

Finish this program in as little as 3 or 4 years of full-time study, or work at your own pace and take as long as you need. There is no time limit for completion.

Program Overview

Athabasca University’s online Women’s and Gender Studies program will develop or expand your knowledge of the established field of women’s studies and the emerging field of gender studies.

Discover how feminist and gender theories, concepts, history, methodologies, research and activism inform the lives and experiences of women across time and place. You will also learn about gender as a social construct within a variety of contexts.

Develop your awareness of the historical, cultural and political bases of prejudice, discrimination, inequalities and oppression. Consider and analyze how intersecting systems of oppression condition humans’ lives, including

  • patriarchy 
  • heteronormativity
  • racism
  • colonialism
  • capitalism

You will explore feminist insights and alternatives that foster solidarity, equity and social justice among diverse human experiences and ways of life.

Why take the Bachelor of Arts?

The Bachelor of Arts strengthens critical and creative thinking through a broad range of social, political and cultural studies. The program is designed to

  • broaden your perspective on local and global affairs
  • encourage community and social involvement
  • prepare you for lifelong learning and occupational diversity

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