Have a passion for dismantling patriarchal systems and structures, and a desire to lead the creation of a more equitable future? This Gender & Social Justice specialization supports students to gain a deeper understanding of intersectional feminism exploring theory, principles, ethics and activism, and decolonization, and courses that cross disciplinary boundaries. Students gain the skills and expertise needed to lead the way forward and succeed in careers in a diverse range of fields – everything from policy and psychology to advocacy and academia.
Students who have fulfilled the requirements for a single- or joint-major degree in Gender & Social Justice may graduate with a specialization if they have successfully completed 4.0 GESO credits in the specialization category. The same course may not simultaneously count toward two or more specializations.
- GESO 2141H: Discovering Feminist Thought
- GESO 2487H: Decolonizing Feminisms
- 3250H/4250H: Queer Feminisms
- GESO 3400H: Feminism and Disability
- GESO 2151H: Contemporary Feminisms
- GESO 2711H: Acting Up!
- GESO 3141H/4141H: Gender, Health and Environments
- GESO 3162H: Modernizing Women
- GESO 3431H/4431H: The Growing Gap
- GESO 3796H/4796H: Feminist Psychologies
- GESO 3860H: Gender, Race & Class
- GESO 4932H: Sex, Gender & Science
- PHIL-GESO 3050H: Philosophy, Gender, and Feminism
- IDST-GESO 2251H: Gender & International Development
- B.A. (Honours)
- Gain a foundational understanding of feminist theory and principles and learn how to apply in real-world scenarios
- Develop expertise to become a leader in advocacy, activism and decolonization.
- Sharpen an analytical skillset and learn to articulate ideas and concepts in the workplace
Housing Policy Analyst
Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers conduct research, develop policy and implement or administer programs in areas such as consumer affairs, employment, home economics, immigration, law enforcement, corrections, human rights, housing, labour, family services, foreign aid and international development. They are employed by government departments and agencies, industry, hospitals, educational institutions, consulting establishments, professional associations, research institutes, non-government organizations and international organizations or they may be self-employed.
- Policy Advisor
- Community Development Worker
- Equity Advisor
- Political Campaign Organizer
- Program Manager
Ontario Secondary School Requirements:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
- A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
- A minimum 70% overall final average
- ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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