WGST 2020



Women’s and gender studies is an interdisciplinary program that studies social, cultural, economic, and political power using gender as a central focus.
Program overview

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree options:  

The Women’s and Gender Studies program at Mount Allison teaches with a focus on anti-racism, feminist theory, queer and trans studies, and social justice. 

This innovative field is dedicated to developing new research and perspectives. Courses focus on issues of:

  • gender
  • ability
  • religion
  • sexuality
  • race
  • class
  • ethnicity
  • age
  • colonialism

The women’s and gender studies program includes several core courses which provide an introduction to the principles of women’s and gender studies as well as more advanced study of approaches to feminism.

In first year, you will take Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, which introduces the core principles of the discipline.

In upper years you will focus on issues of gender, identity, and culture; theories of gender and power in society; gender, science, and research; and contemporary issues in feminism and gender studies.

You choose the remainder of your courses to complete your minor from a broad range of electives in the following disciplines:

The interdisciplinary nature of the women's and gender studies program brings together students from a wide range of disciplines, which promotes diverse and engaging discussions and research opportunities. The program promotes student engagement, with one another as well as with social justice issues, and fosters communication and writing skills.

Find a full list of women's and gender studies courses in the academic calendar — women's and gender studies.

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