The Women's Studies Major program is designed to provide students with knowledge of the rapidly developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary literature in the field, while providing them with an understanding of the reasons for the development of a feminist scholarship. From its activist and academic perspective, the program will help prepare students for careers in government, social work, and business, while also providing them with a mode of analysis applicable to related fields, and to their own lives.
First year students in Women's Studies are encouraged to explore courses in a variety of areas. It is recommended that a first year program include: Women's Studies 201 and at least an additional 2.0 full-course equivalents from the Faculty of Arts. Degree programs in Women's Studies include senior-level courses offered by various Departments either as core requirements or as options. It is therefore useful to take first year courses from a variety of related areas such as Sociology and History.
Students seeking advice on first year course selection may contact the Program Co-ordinator or the Student Success Centre.