Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 310

Feminist Approaches to Counselling Women (Revision 2)

WGST 310

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Social Science

Prerequisite: WGST 302 or equivalent.

Precluded Course: WMST 310. (WGST 310 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for WMST 310.)

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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WGST 310 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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WGST 310: Feminist Approaches to Counselling Women focuses on crisis, or short-term, counselling. Students will have the opportunity to practice their skills and receive feedback. Students will gain an understanding of the major conceptual, ethical, and theoretical issues in the field of counselling women.

Course Outline

The course consists of the following five units.

  • Unit 1: Foundations of Feminist Counselling
  • Unit 2: Crisis Counselling in Action
  • Unit 3: Ethics and Feminist Crisis Counselling
  • Unit 4: Application of Feminist Counselling Skills to Special Issues
  • Unit 5: Safety Planning and Beyond


To receive credit for WGST 310, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least D (50 percent). The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:

Activity Weighting
Assignment 1 20%
Assignment 2 30%
Assignment 3 10%
Assignment 4 40%
Total 100%

Course Materials

Students will access all course materials online.

Challenge for Credit Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you 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 about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the WGST 310 challenge registration, you need to complete each component and receive an overall grade of D (50 percent).

Activity Weighting
Three Essays(10% each) 30%
Ethics Case study 20%
Interview and Annotated Transcript 50%
Total 100%

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, June 15, 2011

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