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Gender Equality and Social Justice, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
North Bay, Canada
Do you want to make the world a more just and better place? Are you passionate about issues like human rights violations, sexism, racism, homophobia, and poverty? Would you like to understand these issues better? Then the Gender Equality and Social Justice (GESJ) program is for you.
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Overview

GESJ is an interdisciplinary program with courses in the areas of Culture and Criticism, Power and Inequality, and Human Rights and Social Justice. We ask how race, class, colonialism, ability, sex, and gender intersect in everyday acts of power, oppression, activism, and resistance.

This program will provide you with highly transferrable skills in critical thinking, research, writing, argumentation, analysis, and communication.

As one of few programs of its kind in Canada, the GESJ program will teach you to think critically about who has the power in the world, and why, as well as how to resist, shape, and change power for social justice. This program is highly interdisciplinary with close links to Social Welfare and Social Development, Religions and Cultures, Political Science, and Philosophy, and is designed for those with interests in critical studies of popular culture; the politics of resisting inequality through the law; globalization and human rights; violent conflict and international justice; transnational organizing for social justice; histories of colonization; feminist philosophies; postmodernism; theories of justice; and the intersections of race, class, ability, sex and gender.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Makeover Culture  
  • Gender and Social Media  
  • Selected Topics in Culture and Criticism  
  • Women, Media and Representation  
  • Gender and the Media: Themes and Controversies  
  • Kid Media  
  • Selected Topics in Kid Meda  
  • Women in Cinema  
  • Art and Social Justice  
  • Queer Media  
  • Selected Topics (Advanced) in Culture and Criticism  
  • Reality TV and the Politics of Difference  
  • Gender and the Bible  
  • Philosophy of Sex and Love

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    86

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

It is the responsibility of each applicant to submit directly to the Office of the Registrar:

  • official transcripts from all institutions previously or presently attended, secondary schools, colleges and universities (Applicants who have attended post secondary institutions outside of North America must have their foreign transcripts assessed;
  • proof of name change, if academic documents show a name other than that under which application is made (i.e. marriage registration, notarized statements of legal name change or other legal documents); and,
  • evidence of English language proficiency, if English is not the applicant’s first language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7707 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7707 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7707 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7707 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for North Bay

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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