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What will I learn?

Gender and women’s studies is a dynamic and rapidly expanding interdisciplinary area of study. An alternative to the traditional curriculum, Dal's Gender and Women’s Studies program provides you with the opportunity to examine history, social structures, the sciences, language, literature, and culture—from critical and illuminating perspectives.

With every course you take in Gender and Women’s studies, you’ll gain a better understanding of women’s roles in history. You’ll also see how aspects of gender, race, class, sex, age, sexual orientation, and health contribute to complex social relationships—and all too frequently, to injustice and discrimination.

Learn more about the people who will be teaching you
Margaret Denike

Our faculty are a diverse group who love to share knowledge.

Research opportunities

Research in Dal's Gender and Women’s Studies program is both scholarly and practical. Professors cross-appointed to GWST are involved in research related to the history of sexism, racism, homophobia and other ideologies that create inequalities. Their findings contribute to our knowledge and understanding of how current theories and practices have evolved, and how we might take steps in the future to eliminate those inequalities.

Undergraduate students can participate in research opportunities in the GWST program. For example, you may arrange with a particular professor to do a directed reading course specifically designed for an area of common interest between you and the professor. You’ll have the freedom to do your own research, but with the guided expertise of a professor who can suggest readings or directions to take.