Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 499

Applied Project (Revision 1)


Revision 1 is closed for registrations, replaced by current version

WGST 499 replaces WMST 499

Delivery Mode: Individualized study

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Social Science

Prerequisite: Professor approval required. WGST 499 should be taken as the final course in the University Certificate in Counselling Women.

Precluded Course: WMST 499. (WGST 499 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for WMST 499.)

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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WGST 499 is not available for challenge.

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This course permits students to work on an applied project that suits their unique interests, and aims to advance the position of women in society. The course normally involves working under supervision in a community-based agency. It will help students integrate their knowledge of feminist counseling theory and skills, and reflect on their learning and practice.


To receive credit for WGST 499, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least "D" (50 percent). The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:

Applied project proposal (approximately 2000 words) 10%
Outline of applied project report 10%
Applied project report (approximately 15 pages) 50%
Self-evaluation of learning through the project to be submitted with the evaluation by the placement supervisor (approx. 2 pages) 20%
Oral exam (telephone, 30 min.) to discuss report and evaluations 10%
Total 100%

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

Course Materials


Heckman, G. (2000). The Nelson guide to Web research for Canadians. Toronto: Nelson.

Sweitzer, H. F. & King, M. A. (1999). The successful internship: Transformation and empowerment. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Valentino, L. (1999). Handle with care: Communicating in the human services field. Scarborough, ON: ITP Nelson.

Other Materials

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

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 1, August 29, 2002.