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Welcome to the Women & Gender Studies Program
Relations of gender affect every aspect of society. WGS provides a rich and complex understanding of the range of socially informed gendered experiences. The program seeks to foster feminist interdisciplinary and intersectional teaching, learning and research on gender worldwide by reaching across epistemological, analytical and theoretical divisions. In Women and Gender Studies at UTM, we foster innovative teaching and cutting-edge research by focusing on the formation of gender and its intersections with other relations of power, such as class, race, culture, ethnicity, religion, ability, age, sexuality and nationality.
Our program is interdisciplinary and transnational in its scope, breadth and depth. We offer courses that explore women’s and men’s historical lives and contemporary gendered experiences from around the world and across cultures. Our program’s interdisciplinary focus can be carried into many academic and professional areas in Humanities, Social Sciences as well in science and technology.
Students may choose a major or a minor in the program. At WGS our offerings include several core courses: each year we offer WGS101H, Introduction to Women and Gender Studies, and WGS200Y, Theories of Women and Gender Studies, which is a requirement for the major or minor.
Other selections will vary from year to year. Students may also choose from a list of cross-listed courses from fields such as anthropology, art history, English and drama, history and classics, philosophy, psychology, religion and sociology.
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