Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 465

Directed Studies in Women's and Gender Studies (Revision 1)

Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 465

WGST 465 replaces WMST 465

Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Humanities. Course can also be used as Social Science by credential students only.

Prerequisite: WGST 200 or WGST 266 or equivalent, plus two senior WGST courses and professor approval.

Directed Study Approval Form (MS Word - 44KB)

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Women's & Gender Studies home page

WGST 465 is not available for challenge.

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This course offers students an opportunity to pursue directed study in a topic of interest in women's and gender studies. No online study guide, required readings, or course materials are provided. This is a senior-level course and therefore students are expected to include and draw on a significant component of advanced, theoretical readings in feminism related to the area of study. Only students who have completed the directed study approval form and have it approved by the Course Coordinator may register in the course.


To receive credit for this course, you must achieve a minimum grade of D (50 percent) on all four assignments and an overall grade of D (50 percent) or better for the entire course. A failing grade of F will be assigned when the weighted composite score is 49% or lower or when any of the assignments does not receive a passing grade.

Activity Weighting
Assignment 1: Oral Presentation 10%
Assignment 2: Paper Proposal 10%
Assignment 3: Short Paper 20%
Assignment 4: Major Paper 60%
Total 100%

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

Course Materials

Detailed course information, including assignment instructions, can be accessed on the course website by registered students.

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, December 12, 2013.