Gender and Women’s Studies

Program Overview
Admission Requirements
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General Requirements for High School Graduates

  • See CBU’s English Language Requirements here.
  • English 12 (academic or advanced)
  • 4 additional grade 12 academic or advanced level courses

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Transfer Student Requirements

  • In order to transfer to CBU you must be in good academic standing at your current/previous institution.
  • You must meet the general admissions requirements (or the post-secondary equivalent) for the program, found under the Canadian or International tabs of this tool.
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Explore Identity And Experience

Today’s world is in constant flux, and not only are gender studies no different, they can often be at the centre of our major cultural issues. Every day, unique stories emerge in our lives, from gender politics to gender and economics, that can impact the way we work and live.

Our minor in Gender and Women’s Studies gives students the opportunity to study a full range of human experiences and arrangements of social organization. We offer a comprehensive curriculum to help process the issues we face as a society, which can provide lessons needed for life in a modern, multicultural and diversified culture.

This program prepares students with the skills to manage, nurture and shape society through a critical understanding of leadership and responsible action. We examine alternative institutional arrangements that will help students cope with an increasingly diverse workplace, as well as with the combination of work and family responsibilities.

Sample Courses

  • GWST1101: Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies
  • FOLK3403: Gender in Traditional and Informal Culture
  • AN/S3220: Social and Cultural Construction of Gender

Why study at CBU?

Picture a place where a completely unique collective of people with a passion for learning all come together to make their world a better place.

That place is Cape Breton University.

Here, you can study multiple disciplines within the Gender and Women’s Studies program and develop a solid foundation with skills for the real world. Through a continual sharpening of widely useful analytical skills, our accessible faculty teach you to think critically about the production of knowledge. We also emphasize undergraduate student research to help you get the best start possible when you begin your career.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Knowledge of complex social problems
  • Understanding of gender differences
  • Critical comprehension of key texts
  • Ability to analyze gender issues

Possible Career Paths

  • Public service
  • Non-profits
  • Media
  • Government policy
  • Human resources
  • Marketing


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