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Gender, Sexualities and Women's Studies


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.

For information about admission requirements, information sessions, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.

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.

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.

Course Offerings

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:

2019 Conference

The GSWS program is hosting the first bi-annual conference in undergraduate feminisms on April 29th at Douglas College. For more information, or to apply, please go visit

More About Gender, Sexualities and Women's Studies

Information on Courses

Winter 2019 list:


GSWS 1100-001

W 1530 - 1820 NW


GSWS 1101-001

T 1230 - 1520 COQ


GSWS 1101-002

W 930 - 1220 NW