Program Coordinator: Dr. E. Yeoman, Faculty of Education

The Minor in Women's Studies is a multi-disciplinary program offered to candidates for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative), Bachelor of Business Administration, and the physical education and recreation degrees offered by the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. The Minor program is an alternative to a Minor offered by a single department and satisfies the degree requirement for a Minor.

The objective of the program is to explore the experience and contributions of women from the perspective of different academic disciplines and to compare the situation of women in society with that of men. Assumptions about women and gender differences and the social implications of these assumptions will be explored. While consideration will be given to socially relevant issues, attention will also be paid to the implications for academic disciplines of the research on women and their contribution to society.


Students who minor in Women's Studies shall complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in courses which shall include the following:

1) Women's Studies 2000

2) Women's Studies 3000

3) Women's Studies 4000

4) A minimum of 15 credit hours in courses from the Elective Course List outlined below, taken in at least three different subject areas. One of these courses may be a selected topics or directed readings course in any Arts subject relevant to the minor program.

A selected topics course or directed readings course included in a student's minor program must be approved in advance by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Program Coordinator.

5) Not more than 3 credit hours in courses in the student's Major Program may also be used to satisfy the requirements of the Minor in Women's Studies.

Last modified on June 4, 2003 by R. Bruce

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