FAQ

How do I know if a past course I took was listed under Women’s/Gender Studies?

The best way to check if a course was listed under Women’s/Gender Studies is to ask your teacher if it was. It may be the case that it was not, but has since been included, or will be in the future. Either way, you can ask the teacher of that course to possibly fill out an attestation form. They will have to consider 2 things for you to get credit towards a certificate:

  1. Did the course offer a regular possibility to address Women’s/Gender issues?
  2. Did you complete a significant assignment that addressed Women’s/Gender Issues?

What is an attestation form?

This form is filled out by your teacher to confirm that you have completed the course listed under Women’s/Gender Studies and that you can receive credit for it. You can hand the form in to 3B.21 or by email at any moment.

When/How will I get my certificate?

Certificates are handed out at convocation at the end of the term you graduate in. Be sure to signal to the coordinator of the program if you are graduating and have completed 5 courses in Women’s/Gender Studies.

If the course was not listed but I did Women's/Gender Studies work in the class does it count?

If the course was not listed, it is possible that it will be in the future, or the teacher was not aware of this certificate program. If that is the case, speak to your teacher.
They will have to consider 2 things for you to get credit towards a certificate:

  1. Did the course offer a regular possibility to address Women’s/Gender issues?
  2. Did you complete a significant assignment that addressed Women’s/Gender Issues?
Courses are listed on our website, and also can be found under special areas of study in the registration timetable under the heading: Women’s/Gender Studies.

I am in my third semester. Do I still have time to complete the Certificate?

This depends on a variety of factors. In many cases you may have taken courses listed under Women’s/Gender Studies and did not know. Check your course titles and teacher names and see if they are listed this term. They may have offered courses in Women’s/Gender Studies in the past.  Depending on your schedule and program of study, you could take up to 4 courses per term in Women’s/Gender Studies. Try contacting the coordinator of Women’s/Gender Studies, and consulting a student advisor if you would like to pursue the certificate. We will work as a team to help you.


Last Modified: August 18, 2015