Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program that centrally engages contemporary and historical issues centered on gender, sexuality, feminism, and social justice. The program provides students with opportunities to explore the meanings and intersections of such categories as gender, race, class, sexual identification, age, ability, citizenship, and national identity, for example, and to examine how such categories might inform, reproduce, and challenge existing power relationships. GSFS programs consist of required GSFS courses that allow for an immersion into this area of study, and complementary courses from a range of departments, disciplines, and faculties. Students must see an advisor in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies at a minimum upon declaring a concentration in GSFS and prior to selecting courses for the final year of study.
Students can look forward to an interdisciplinary education grounded in these fields. In addition to the GSFS courses offered by the Institute, students will be able to take courses from a list of complementary offerings from departments throughout the Faculty of Arts.