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Gender Studies

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.

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.

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"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman." ― Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex

Contact information

School of Arts & Science

General questions? We want to hear from you!

Campus location

Fisher 104
Office hours: 8am-4:30pm

Location link

Lansdowne Campus



Peter Ove | Social Sciences Chair


Contact Admissions for information about applying to Camosun.