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Women and Gender Studies (BA in combination)


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Gender is a central way in which humans understand themselves and organize their relations across the globe. Our program stresses the need for better understandings of the key role that gender plays in our lives, including how it is linked to other categories such as class, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, age, ability, and indigeneity. Women and Gender Studies courses go beyond offering a range of skills for analyzing the world: we aim to find ways of changing it. Social justice and equity issues are emphasized.

Through an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and a variety of individual, collaborative, oral and written projects, we foster creative thinking. Many of our students tell us they value the opportunities we provide to discuss and make sense of their everyday lives and experiences.

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Women and Gender Studies

Program Highlights

  • Women and Gender Studies is a program that you take in combination with another program of your choice.
  • This interdisciplinary program offers you a degree with a broad range of learning experiences and skills.
  • We emphasize gender as fundamentally linked to class, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, age, ability, indigeneity and other identities that form who we are as individuals and a community.
  • We engage students committed to social justice.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Girls, Women and Popular Culture
  • Diverse Masculinities
  • Women and Social Justice

Requirements

  • Admission range of mid 70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Careers

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:

  • human resources
  • law
  • medicine
  • business
  • politics
  • community action
  • social policy and planning
  • fine arts
  • teaching and research

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