Women & Gender Studies

Women & Gender Studies

The WGS curriculum prepares students for a wide range of careers that rely on a solid understanding of issues pertaining to women and gender.  Students who take courses in Women & Gender studies gain valuable skills in research analysis, critical thinking, writing, public speaking, creative problem-solving, leadership, conflict resolution and team building. For students wanting to pursue a PhD, an undergraduate concentration in WGS is an excellent preparation for research on women and gender, for theoretical inquiry, and for teaching jobs in Women & Gender Studies programs.

In addition, there are many fields for which understanding the complexity of gender is essential. The Ontario government has recently (fall 2011) introduced a Gender Studies course to its high school curriculum, this means that WGS should soon be a "teachable" in Ontario faculties of education.  In British Columbia, WGS is already considered a teachable as part of the social studies curriculum.

Examples of potential professions:

  • Business
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Non-profit fund-raising for women's causes
  • Public Policy
  • Publishing
  • Religion
  • Social Service

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