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Gender & Women's Studies

Learn alongside faculty who are active participants in gender research, education, and advocacy – including the Canada Research Chair in Feminist and Gender Studies.
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Gender and Women's Studies explores gender relations across cultures, throughout history, and in contemporary societies. In this program, you will explore a broad range of feminist perspectives on labour, health, history, popular culture, law, the environment, social policy, literature, and globalization. You will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of feminist thought and practice, including dynamic intersections with critical race, disability, decolonial and critical sexuality studies.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)

Locations:

  • Durham GTA
  • Peterborough

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  • Put your knowledge to the test outside the university through a community-based gender research project
  • Enjoy awards and bursaries exclusive to Gender and Women's Studies students
  • Engage with guest lecturers, authors, and leaders in the field
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"The best advice I can offer to students that want to take the joint major - or single major, or anything at Trent University - is that it is never too late to change your mind."

Reba Harrison

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Lawyer
  • Policy Advisor
  • Community Development Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Healthcare Professional
  • Equity Advisor
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Researcher
  • Program Manager

Popular Courses:

  • Gender and Popular Culture
  • Criminalizing Women
  • Contemporary Feminisms
  • Gender, Sexualities and the Law
  • Queer Feminisms
  • Popular Culture, Gender, and Social Movements
  • Doing Feminist Research
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