Gender and Women’s Studies examines issues pertinent to women’s lives in the present and the past from an economic, political, social, and cultural perspective, with particular attention to how race, ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation have defined their experiences. In fact, every experience can be examined from these angles, and our interdisciplinary approach will allow you to do just that as you complete your degree.

WHY GENDER AND WOMEN'S STUDIES AT GLENDON?

  • Our program places a particular emphasis on international issues.
  • Study with top-notch professors like Gertrude Mianda, a specialist in women and development, globalization, and African immigrant women in Canada. Bettina Bradbury is renowned for her work in the history of women in Quebec and recipient of the John A. Macdonald Prize for her book on Canadian history. Jacinthe Michaud is a specialist in social movements and the feminist movement. Any François is currently working on the promotion of equality and social justice in contemporary societies through the development of global antidiscriminatory strategies.
  • Outside the classroom, you can participate in the activities of our on-campus Women’s Centre.
  • You can take advantage of the Women’s Studies courses offered at the Keele Campus.
  • Gender and Women’s Studies is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts. For more visit www.glendon.yorku.ca/iBA.
  • You can combine your Gender and Women’s Studies degree with our Certificate in Sexuality Studies.

Careers

Careers
Our graduates go on to work in health care, social work, law, women’s shelters, crisis centres, social agencies, women’s advocacy organizations, community centres, non-governmental organizations, government, teaching, and many other areas.

Professors

Professor Any François is currently working on the promotion of equality and social justice in contemporary societies through the development of global anti-discriminatory strategies.

Students

Sarah

Sarah chose to add Gender and Women’s Studies as her Minor in her second year, after taking the program’s introductory course. The intersectional approach of the department, as well as the passion of its professors, are what motivated Sarah to pursue this field of study at Glendon. As an added bonus, Sarah has been able to take courses related to her International Studies Major.
Read more about her academic journey here ››

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Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) Codes
BA: YYN
iBA Bilingual: YGG
iBA Trilingual: YGH (Upper-year entry)

Program Highlights

Gender and Women’s Studies is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.

Glendon Gender and Women’s Studies Program is affiliated with the School of Women’s Studies at the Keele Campus

The student-run Glendon Women’s & Trans Centre located on campus offers many seminars, activities, and reference services, as well as a food bank which is open to all students.

Consider combining your degree with a Certificate in Sexuality Studies, a program shared between the Glendon and Keele campuses.

Every year, the Lorraine Gauthier scholarship is awarded to a student in the course french course, Introduction aux études des femmes et de genre.

The introductory course with course number 1502 is open to incoming first year students.  This course is offered every year in French and in English. Those courses with course numbers in the 2000s and 3000s are open to second and third year major students. Courses with numbers in the 4000s are open to fourth-year honours students.

The core courses are courses with the second digit five (5) with course numbers in the, 2500s, 3500s and 4500s.

The directed readings with course number 4801 are open to third and fourth year major and honours students. These “individual studies courses” are conducted on a one-to-one basis between the students and the instructor.

Many courses in gender and women’s studies are “cross-listed”: either as courses in the discipline of another department (e.g. English, French, Sociology, History, International Studies, Political Science) or in the multidisciplinary program in General Education (i.e. Humanities, Social Science or Natural Science). A student may take a “cross-listed” course, either as a course in gender and women’s studies or as a course in the other discipline.

About two-thirds of the course offerings in gender and women’s studies are taught in English with the other third being taught in French. The curriculum in gender and women’s studies offers an in-depth and balanced approach to the discipline.

All courses in gender and women’s studies are cross-listed with the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s studies in the faculty of liberal arts and Professional Studies In fact, the Glendon Gender and Sexuality programs are also part of the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies which is a unique pan-faculty structure at York that is comprised of Glendon and LAPS. This means that a Glendon student can take courses at the School of Gender and Women’s Studies.

GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING DEGREE TYPES:

  • Specialized Honours BA/iBA
  • Honours BA/iBA
  • Honours Double Major BA/iBA
  • Honours Major/Minor BA/iBA
  • Bachelor BA/iBA

STUDENTS MUST FOLLOW THE UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE YEAR THEY ENTERED OR SWITCHED INTO THEIR PROGRAM.

Access detailed program requirements below:
Gender and Women`s Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements 2018-2019
Gender and Women`s Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements 2017-2018
Gender and Women`s Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements 2016-2017
Gender and Women`s Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements 2015-2016
Gender and Women’s Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements 2014-2015
Gender and Women’s Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements 2013-2014

Gender and Women’s Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements 2012-2013
Gender and Women’s Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements 2011-2012
Gender and Women’s Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements 2010-2011

Gender and Women’s Studies Fall/Winter 2018-2019
Sexuality Studies Fall/Winter 2018-2019

Some courses are cross-listed or offered through other departments. Click to view a full list of course for Fall/Winter 2018-2019.

Professors 

François, Any Marie-Gérard
Mianda, Gertrude
Michaud, Jacinthe

 

Course Directors

Bigwood, Carole
Email: cbigwood@yorku.ca

Jahangeer, Roshan
Email: rjahang@yorku.ca

Minani, Pascasie
Email: minani@yorku.ca

Palamarek, Michael
Email: mpalamarek@glendon.yorku.ca

Perdue, Katherine
Email: kperdue@yorku.ca

Simpkins, Reese
Email: resses@yorku.ca

Wright, Cynthia
Email: cynthiaw@yorku.ca

Wahab, Amar
Email: awahab@yorku.ca

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Staff

Chair, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Dr. Jacinthe Michaud
Office: 206K Founders College
Telephone: 416-736-2100 ext. 60544
Fax: 416-650-3900
Email: gswchair@yorku.ca

 

Glendon Coordinator
Dr. Jacinthe Michaud
Office: York Hall 166
Telephone: 416-736-2100 ext. 88356
Email: gswchair@yorku.ca

Administrative Assistant 
Lise Brisebois
Office: York Hall 168
Telephone: 416-487-6828
Fax: 416-487-6851
Email: lbrisebois@glendon.yorku.ca

Gender and Women`s Studies
Email: womenstudies@glendon.yorku.ca
Sexuality Studies
Email: sexualitystudies@glendon.yorku.ca