Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Program Information

School:Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Women's Studies
Description:The program in Women’s and Gender Studies focuses on gender within a matrix that includes race, class, ability, sexuality, sexual and gender identity, age, nationality, Indigeneity and ethnicity. Students gain an understanding of how social and cultural structures are shaped by gender and how the critical study of gender has brought about massive changes for both women and men in Canada and globally in key areas such as political participation, work, healthcare, education and justice. Students are encouraged to help foster change at the local level through collaboration with organizations such as Voices for Women, Health Sciences North’s sexual assault crisis centre, and YWCA Sudbury.

Women’s studies is the critical study of gender. By uncovering the ways in which social and cultural assumptions and structures are shaped by gender, students are encouraged to see how the identity ‘women’ is enmeshed in a matrix that includes race, class, ability, sexuality, sexual and gender identity, age, nationality and ethnicity, for example. Although studying women is its starting point, women’s studies also studies men and the world around us. The program encourages a critical perspective and teaches highly developed research and analytic skills while challenging students personally and politically. Students can complete their studies online in the following: Concentration, Certificate, and Minor.

URL:Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,473
International: $22,241

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Ontario secondary school students who apply for admission to first year at Laurentian University must present an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), as well as at least six grade 12 4U/4M courses (as specified in each program listing) with the minimum grade requirements. For additional information regarding admission prerequisites, contact our Admissions Office at 1-800-263-4188 or 705-675-4843.

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 230] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on November 24, 2017