Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 315
Women in Asia: Colonization, Modernization, and Globalization (Revision 1)
Permanently closed, effective May 11, 2018.
Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Social Science
Precluded courses: WGST 315 is a cross-listed course—a course listed under three different disciplines—with HIST 315 or GLST 315. (WGST 315 may not be taken for credit by students who have obtained credit for HIST 315 or GLST 315.)
WGST 315 has a Challenge for Credit option.
Women's and Gender Studies 315 is designed as a survey course of women’s experiences in Asian society. It covers the historical period from pre-colonial time to contemporary era, but emphasis is given to the 20th century, an era in which significant economic changes and political turbulences occurred in Asia.
- Unit 1: Main Themes and Important Issues
- Unit 2: South/Southeast Asian Women before the Independence
- Unit 3: East Asian Women from Ancient to Modern Eras
- Unit 4: Women in Post-colonial India and other South Asian Countries
- Unit 5: Southeast Asian Women and Development
- Unit 6: Being Women in Japan
- Unit 7: Women in Confucian Capitalist Countries: Singapore/South Korea/Taiwan
- Unit 8: The Changing Identities of Women in Maoist and Post-reformist China
To receive credit for WGST 315, you must achieve a minimum grade of 50 percent on the final examination and a composite course grade of at least “D” (50 percent). The weighting of the course assignments is as follows:
|Mid-term Quiz||Essay 1||Essay 2||Final Exam||Total|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Barbara N. Ramusack & Sharon Sievers, Women in Asia: Restoring Women to History (Indiana University Press 1999)
Louise Edwards & Mina Roces ed. Women in Asia: Tradition, modernity and globalisation (the University of Michigan, 2000.)
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.
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 1, September 26, 2011