UBC Programs


Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Location: UBC's Vancouver campus
Co-Op Option? Yes

Program Description:

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.

Sample Courses:

GRSJ 307 – Gender, Race, Sexuality and Popular Culture
GRSJ 310 – Issues in Gender and Health
GRSJ 224 – Gender, Race, Sexuality, Social Justice and Literature

Related Links:

Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice

What can I do with my Major?

Careers in Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice

Other programs you may be interested in:

GRSJ Graduate ProgramCritical Studies in Sexuality – minor (Vancouver), Feminist Legal Studies (Vancouver), Master of Public Health (Vancouver), Certificate in International Development (Continuing Studies, Vancouver), Certificate in Immigration (Continuing Studies, Vancouver), Certificate in Intercultural Communication (Continuing Studies, Vancouver)