Explore critical and theoretical perspectives on gender and sexuality through this course series.  Choose from a variety of courses that will deepen your understanding of the important interrelationships of gender, sexuality, and society.

What Will You Learn?

The required course examines the social and personal significance of sexuality and gender identities in our lives and the relationship between the two.

It discusses sexuality as it intersects with topics such as:

  • sexual orientation
  • race
  • class
  • culture and religion
  • disability
  • gender identity
  • sex work
  • the military
  • fashion
  • music

You can then choose two electives that focus on your areas of interest. Electives focus on gender and sexuality but are drawn from diverse academic areas, including:

  • Criminology
  • English
  • Family Studies
  • Food Security
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and Public Administration
  • Sociology

Who Should Take This Course Series?

You should take this course series if you want to deepen your understanding of the important impacts gender and sexuality have on society.

You may be interested if you are a student or professional in a variety of fields, including:

  • social work
  • nursing
  • psychology
  • law
  • corrections
  • policing
  • government
  • policy
  • human resources

Course Series Requirements

  • Successful completion of 1 required course
  • Successful completion of 2 electives
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Contact Us

Questions? Contact Dr. Amina Jamal, Academic Coordinator.

Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 2250
Email:  amina.jamal@ryerson.ca

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