What will I learn?

Women’s & Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program exploring gender-based experiences, cultures, and political economy.

Women's and Gender Studies is focused on developing a critical consciousness of societal inequalities including those based on social differences. It inquires into how people’s lives are made to matter through relations of gender, race, class, religion, sexuality, age, and embodiment, and how systems of power including colonization, racism, and sexism bear upon our everyday experiences. Prioritizing the voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, it fosters awareness of the realities and diverse lives of people of all genders and sexes, and advocates for social change.

The interdisciplinary nature of the Women’s & Gender Studies program allows you to customize your university education to fit your educational and career goals by taking courses from a number of different disciplines or areas.

You can get a Bachelor of Arts degree (3-year, 4-year, or Honours) with a Major in Women’s & Gender Studies. Students taking an undergraduate degree in another Major may choose to add a Minor in Women’s & Gender Studies as an additional area of interest.

SAMPLE CAREERS

Graduates find employment in the fields of law, government and public administration, social services, education, media, science, psychology, criminal justice, politics, advocacy, social work, academia, health services, human services, business, and other areas. Examples of occupations include: advocate for hate crime victims, director of a battered women’s centre or rape crisis program, staff at a human rights organization, coordinator of a resource centre, HIV educator, cultural worker, human resources administrator, policy analyst, union leader, community development worker. Some students continue their education into graduate school.

SAMPLE COURSES

Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies* is a required course that explores the historical and current development of cultural, social, and political structures and ideas about women and gender, with particular emphasis on experiences in North America. It addresses the ways in which sexed and gendered lives are culturally configured, and how we can act to counter those structures. Our feminist and critical perspectives seek equity with respect to race, gender identity, ethnicity, class, sexuality, nationality/nationhood, Indigenous peoples, and ability.

Girls, Women, and Popular Culture examines some of the myths, theories, and images of girls and women that shape how they are represented and how they represent themselves in popular culture. This course examines North American popular culture, including issues relating to sex, gender, race, class, age, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, and ability. Indigenous & Critical Race Feminisms acquaints students with Indigenous, critical race and anti-racist feminist theories that resist colonial violence, gendered, and racialized representations of ethnicity. The theoretical frameworks of Indigenous women and women of colour are central to this course, and we examine and locate our understanding of our feminist practices through these theoretical frameworks.

MORE SAMPLE COURSES

Feminisms: Background & Fundamentals* • Boys, Men & Masculinities on Film • Feminisms: Current Perspectives* • Gender, Race & Nation in Canada • Sex, Sexuality & Science

*Required courses for a major in Women’s and Gender Studies

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$15,240.00 (US$ 12,318) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2022, 1 June 2022

Start date

6 January 2022, 2 May 2022, 6 September 2022

Venue

Faculty of Arts

The University of Winnipeg,

515 Portage Avenue,

WINNIPEG,

Manitoba (MB),

R3B 2E9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You are a current high school student studying at a school in another Canadian province, and expect to graduate from grade 12 (or equivalent). Test of English as a Foreign Language: Requirement/Score: Internet-based - Achieve a minimum score of 86 with no less than 20 in each component; International English Language Testing System: Requirement/Score: IELTS Academic - Minimum overall band score of 6.5; Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180; Cambridge Assessment English: C2 Proficiency: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180; CanTest: Requirement/Score: An average score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading; and a score of 4.0 in Writing, A score of 3.5 in Writing may be considered, depending on the program of study, and provided the student is registered in Academic Writing Extended (ESL); CAEL and CAEL-CE - Minimum score of 60; CAEL online - Minimum score of 70; Pearson Test of English (Academic): Requirement/Score: Minimum of score of 58

For international students

You are a current high school student studying at a school in another Canadian province, and expect to graduate from grade 12 (or equivalent).

Test of English as a Foreign Language: Requirement/Score: Internet-based - Achieve a minimum score of 86 with no less than 20 in each component.

International English Language Testing System: Requirement/Score: IELTS Academic - Minimum overall band score of 6.5

Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180

Cambridge Assessment English: C2 Proficiency: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180

CanTest: Requirement/Score: An average score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading; and a score of 4.0 in Writing*
*A score of 3.5 in Writing may be considered, depending on the program of study, and provided the student is registered in Academic Writing Extended (ESL).

CAEL and CAEL-CE - Minimum score of 60; CAEL online - Minimum score of 70

Pearson Test of English (Academic): Requirement/Score: Minimum of score of 58

Deadlines are:

Fall (September): June 1
Winter (January): October 1
Spring (May): March 1

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About The University of Winnipeg

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