Shifting Perspectives, Changing Lives
Gender, Sexuality, Women Studies is an interdisciplinary study that fosters understandings of equality, activism, equity and social justice. It is the study of relationships of power in the lives of communities. Learn about the social construction of our gender and sexual identities, historically, culturally and socially as well as the transnational connection of all communities.
In the classroom
Our GSWS courses offer students a transformative experience through the analysis of constructions and intersections of gender, race, class, age, ability and sexuality. Learn to develop practical, theoretical, organizational and communicative skills that will help you think, research, and write critically and creatively about the world we live in.
"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman."
― Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex
Program or individual courses
You can take Gender Studies courses within one of our 2-year programs or as individual courses within our university transfer program. If you plan to take individual courses at Camosun, when you apply online, you will select University Transfer as your program option.