This program incorporates research and theories from the social sciences, humanities, science, education and law, to provide you with an interdisciplinary understanding of global and local social justice issues. Areas of study include: critical race theory, ethnic studies, indigenous studies, media studies, feminist politics and methodologies, sexuality, and more.
- Campus: Vancouver
- Faculty: Faculty of Arts
- Degree: Bachelor of Arts
- 4 yrs Length
- Yes Co-op Option
- No Honours Option
Gender, race, sexuality and social justice is an exciting interdisciplinary field of study that also draws upon several traditional disciplines. It has its own texts, journals, and methodologies.
In many disciplines some of the most innovative scholarly work in theory and research is being done by gender, race, sexuality, and social justice specialists, and the interdisciplinary nature of this scholarship is an important feature of its success and promise.
The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC offers courses in an open and mutually supportive atmosphere. The program has more than 90 well-qualified faculty and faculty associates from many departments and programs, whose expertise includes gender and development, critical studies in sexuality, decolonizing and post-colonial methodologies, race, gender and cultural studies (including Asian cultural studies), critical race theory, gender and Canadian history and literature (in English and French), transgender studies, gender issues in health, and feminist legal studies. The program aims to maintain flexibility to accommodate the needs of individual students.