Women's & Gender Studies

Women's & Gender Studies examines human behaviour, institutions and culture in order to reveal and analyze the gender assumptions on which they are based. It examines the changing positions of women and men, gender variant, creative and resistant practices and evolving understandings of gender primarily within Western societies but also in cross-cultural and transnational contexts. It utilizes interdisciplinary approaches to such topics as the relation between biology and gender constructions, gendered patterns of language use in contemporary society, the role of gender in processes of identity formation and socialization, representations of gender in literature, art, music, performance and religion, and women's changing economic and political roles. While Women's & Gender Studies sometimes utilizes concepts developed within longer-established disciplines, it has developed distinctive conceptual frameworks and analytic methodologies which challenge and complement those of other academic disciplines.

Women's & Gender Studies offers a Three-year major program, a Four-year major program, an Honours Program and a 24 credit unit minor program. The Three-year and Four-year major programs provide strong foundations for students planning to take a professional program. The Honours program provides excellent preparation for students who are planning to do graduate work in women's and gender studies. In addition, WGST programs provide a good background for those students seeking careers in the public service or in non-governmental organizations. For more information on undergraduate programs and courses, please visit the Women's & Gender Studies website or email wgst@usask.ca.

Major Average

The major average in Women’s & Gender Studies programs includes the grades earned in:

  • All WGST and all courses listed in the Major Requirement B6.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Women’s & Gender Studies, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • WGST 112.3
  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement B6.

See Residency for additional details.

Bachelor of Arts Four-year (B.A. Four-year) - Women's & Gender Studies

Bachelor of Arts Three-year (B.A. Three-year) - Women's & Gender Studies

Bachelor of Arts Honours (B.A. Honours) - Women's & Gender Studies

Women's and Gender Studies - Minor