Laurier’s Women and Gender Studies program places questions of gender at the centre of inquiry, emphasizing social justice and the important roles that gender plays in shaping people’s experiences across the globe. To broaden their learning, our faculty and students cross disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, as well as in the natural sciences, business and economics. You’ll graduate from our program with strong skills in critical thinking, research, writing and community engagement.
The aim is to engage students in a field that promotes a commitment to practices of leadership and social justice, and ensures that women’s lives are included in the production of knowledge.
Recent changes in policies and practices in the public and private sectors have led to an increasing number of job possibilities for people knowledgeable about women and gender issues. Human resources offices, public policy-makers, government, police forces, social services agencies and educational institutions are all interested in employees with such knowledge, especially for positions that address employment equity and sexual harassment concerns.
Women and Gender Studies courses can also help you prepare for careers in areas such as:
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