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Undergraduate program: Gender and Women's Studies

Top 5 reasons to study Gender and Women's Studies at Dalhousie:

  1. Multidisciplinary perspective: Benefit from the diverse GWST profs, who come from a range of disciplines, including journalism, law, international development studies, English, philosophy, history, sociology, health and human performance, music, and economics.
  2. Sharing experiences: GWST encourages women and men to exchange ideas and experiences with each other, and to explore and respect differences.
  3. A woman’s place? Discover theories that redefine, recreate, and revalue women's current and past contributions to society.
  4. Community involvement: Get hands-on experience working with various advocacy groups, human rights organizations, and other groups.
  5. Justice for all: Discover how sexism, classism, racism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression have contributed to injustice—and how you can work with others to make society more equitable.

Career options

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Studying Gender and Women’s Studies at Dal will encourage you to develop the critical and analytical thinking skills you’ll need for a wide variety of careers.

A critical understanding

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Discover theories about the social construction of gender, and the factors that come into play in women's and men's identity construction.