Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Women's Studies

Explore the dynamics that shape your everyday experiences as a gendered person in contemporary culture. In our courses, you will learn how to develop a critical perspective that takes factors such as sex, gender, sexuality, race, class, and (dis)ability into account. You might find your worldview transformed as you apply these perspectives to your study in other classes and to all aspects of your life.

Areas of Study

Women's Studies
(Honours Specialization, Specialization, Major, Minor)

Global Gender Studies
(Honours Specialization)

Sexuality Studies
(Major, Minor)

Feminist, Queer and Critical Race Theory

Prepare for your future career

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies provides you with the analytical and practical tools that enable you to engage critically and responsibly with the world and, to interact respectfully with others, providing excellent preparation for professional schools.

GSWS Sample Courses

  • Gender, Justice, and Change
  • Gay Life and Culture in the 21st Century 
  • Intimate Relationships: Sex, Gender, and Love
  • Intro to Girlhood Studies 
  • Making Men: Critical Studies in Masculinity

Career Possibilities

  • Law
  • Journalism 
  • Social Work 
  • Education 
  • Public Analysis 

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