Welcome to the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program!
Relations of gender affect every aspect of society. Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) provides a rich and complex understanding of the range of socially informed gendered experiences. The WGSS 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, Gender and Sexuality 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 and Social Sciences, as well as in Science and Technology.
Students may choose a major or minor in the WGSS program. Our offerings include several core courses - each year we offer WGS101H: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies and WGS200Y: Theories in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Both of these courses are requirements for the major and minor programs.
Other course selections will vary from year to year - refer to UTM's Academic Calendar. 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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