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Sexuality Studies examines intersections of sexuality with ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, health, nationality, race and religion. It takes into consideration sexual desires, acts, identities, communities, and movements. This interdisciplinary field explores cultural, economic, geographic, historical, literary, political and psychological dimensions of sexuality, while also investigating sexual dimensions of arts, economies, histories, literatures, politics and psychologies.

Why Sexuality Studies at Glendon?

  • Be part of an exciting community of scholars, teachers, writers, and activists who are producing new ways of thinking about sex, gender, and sexuality.
  • Explore sexuality in transnational and global contexts, and examine sexuality in relation to ability, age, class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, and other categories of difference, identity and power.
  • Sexuality Studies courses investigate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, intersexed, heterosexual and heteronormative identities and cultures, along with alternative ways of organizing sexualities and alternatives to sexuality, in the past, present and future.
  • Take discipline-based courses in fields such as history, literature, philosophy, political science, and sociology.
  • Outside the classroom, you can participate in the activities of our on-campus Women’s Centre which offers resources, seminars, and activities. At the Keele Campus students are welcome to join SexGen, a program responsible for addressing issues and concerns of sexual and gender diversity, whether in terms of university policy areas, academic climate or the general university environment.
  • Sexuality Studies is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.

Sample Courses

Introduction to Sexuality Studies 
Race, Gender and Sexuality 
Gender, Violence, and Social Policy

Career Opportunities

As a graduate, explore your career in areas such as health and medicine, social work, social services, counseling, law, politics, government, activism, journalism, communications, media, and sex education at the local, regional, national, and international levels. 

Ready to apply?

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

Program Contacts

Dr. Eva Karpinski
Office: York Hall 166
Telephone: 416-736-2100 ext. 20490

Administrative Assistant
Lise Brisebois
Office: York Hall 168
Telephone: 416-487-6828

Faculty Members and Course Directors