Major Program

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The Major in Gender Studies is a multi-disciplinary program offered to candidates for degrees in the Bachelor of Arts. The objective of the program is to examine critically how gender shapes our identities, our social interactions and our world. Students are exposed to interdisciplinary perspectives and encouraged to develop a framework for thinking about power relations connected to gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, age and nationality. Attention is also paid to existing and emerging feminist debates and issues

Major Program of Study

The Major Program in Gender Studies consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours. The following courses are required:

  • Gender Studies 1000, Gender Studies 2005, Gender Studies 3000, one of Gender Studies 3005 or Gender Studies 3025, Gender Studies 4000.
  • A minimum of 21 credit hours in courses from the Gender Studies Elective Courses, selected from at least three difference subject areas.
  • One of these courses may be a selected topics course or directed reading course in any subject relevant to the major program.
  • A selected topics or directed reading course included in the student's major program must be approved in advance by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head of the Department.


Gender Studies

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000