Women's StudiesConcordia's women’s studies program is an interdisciplinary minor that places the lives and experiences of women at the center of inquiry. In our courses, you will analyze the roles and perspectives of women, as well as their contributions to the scholarly, artistic, political, social and religious worlds. Our courses incorporate theory and research from different disciplines that examine the degree to which gender is a social construct.
You'll find that the women’s studies program is dedicated to building a more complex and inclusive portrait of humanity by using gender as a category of analysis, along with other differences, such as race, ethnicity, class and sexuality.
The women’s studies program provides learning experiences that prepares you to:
- Critically examine how cultural assumptions about gender, in conjunction with ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation and other social variables, shape the lives of women and men – personal, professional and public.
- Identify how feminist analyses question the traditional boundaries, methods and assumptions of academic disciplines.
- Demonstrate knowledge about women’s contributions to academic disciplines and to society.
- Communicate about key issues and insights in women’s studies in one’s personal, professional, academic and public life.