The Associate of Arts degree with a specialization in Gender, Sexualities and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers an intellectually challenging yet safe, collaborative space to explore the concerns of feminism(s) and social justice. In particular, you will learn about both historic and contemporary contributions of women and feminist thought, and will broaden your knowledge of the psychological, sociological, economic and other factors that contribute to gendered inequalities and experiences, including intersections of gender with race, class and sexualities.
Interested in taking a course?
We offer numerous courses specializing in Gender, Sexualities and Women's Studies. These courses and the Associative of Arts Degree are beneficial if you are interested in:
- Learning about the concerns and contributions of women throughout history;
- Learning about feminism(s) and social justice, including issues of gender, race, class and sexualities;
- Increasing your knowledge of the psychological, sociological, economic and other factors relating to gendered experiences;
- Preparing for future study in this area;
- Preparing to work in a related career.
The GSWS program hosted the first bi-annual conference in undergraduate feminisms on April 29th at Douglas College. Please check back for future conferences.
In particular, courses in Gender, Sexualities and Women's Studies enhance preparation for a wide-range of educational and career paths, including, for example, Child and Family Services, Criminology, Education, Journalism, Law, Nursing, Policing, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Rehabilitation Sciences, Social Work, Therapeutic Recreation, and Youth Justice.
We offer both core GSWS courses as well as relevant sections of courses from other disciplines.
Please see the following course outlines for information on some of our courses and relevant sections: