Women's Studies

Study how gender identity is shaped by and how it in turn affects race, class, ability, sexuality, sexual and gender identity, age, nationality and ethnicity.

Overview

Develop a critical perspective and highly developed research and analytic skills while challenging your personal and political beliefs.

The program in Women’s and Gender Studies focuses on gender within a matrix that includes race, class, ability, sexuality, sexual and gender identity, age, nationality, Indigeneity, and ethnicity.

Students gain an understanding of how social and cultural structures are shaped by gender and how the critical study of gender has brought about massive changes for both women and men in Canada and globally in key areas such as political participation, work, healthcare, education, and justice.

Students are encouraged to help foster change at the local level through collaboration with organizations such as Voices for Women, Health Sciences North’s sexual assault crisis centre, and YWCA Sudbury.

 

Faculty Members

Faculty members for this program may be found on the Thorneloe University website

Key Features

Engage directly in educational and activist work around gender issues and social justice through the Women’s Centre.
Present your work publicly every spring at the Annual Women’s Studies Student Symposium.
Participate in the Women’s Studies Association, an active student association that develops social and educational events.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Community and advocacy organizations
  • Counselling services
  • Crisis centres
  • Daycare and family centres
  • Graduate studies
  • Health services,
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Research consulting
  • Teaching
  • Youth work

Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector.
 

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