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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Women and Gender Studies (BA in combination)


Gender is a central way in which humans understand themselves and organize their relations across the globe. At Laurier, we have designed a program that 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.

Program Highlights

  • View the Women and Gender Studies experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • Women and Gender Studies is a program that you take in combination with another program of your choice.
  • We offer newer courses in masculinity studies, indigeneity and environment that ensure we stay focussed on relevant and current issues.
  • Our program stresses attention to both local and global issues; framed from within a transnational focus.
  • Emphasis on gender as a link 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.

Sample Courses

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


International Baccalaureate Requirements

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

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Community Engagement Option

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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