Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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What you will learn in this program
Women’s Studies scholars ask questions such as: Are women more likely to live in poverty? Has gender equality been achieved in the Canadian workplace? What does it mean to be female?
Women’s Studies is concerned with the diversity of women. In this program you'll explore the social construction and variability of gender, and how power relations linked to race and ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation and ability/disability impact the lives of women locally and globally. During the course of your studies you'll gain creative thinking skills, research and analytical capabilities, written and verbal communication skills, and cross-disciplinary understandings.
As a Women’s Studies graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in Women’s Studies can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.
Courses you'll take:
Feminist Methods, Feminist Theorizing, Gender and Popular Culture, Women and Health, Introduction to Women's Studies
Admission requirements and information
Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.
Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.
Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.
Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.
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